It’s completely normal to dream about people you know. In fact, anyone you meet on a regular basis has the potential to show up in your dreams.
This can happen because your brain is constantly trying to make sense of everything that happens to you throughout the day.
When someone stands out in your mind, it’s natural for them to stand out in your dreams, whether you like it or not.
Even though dreaming about people is common, there are still several interpretations that could indicate something deeper than random thoughts at night.
Keep reading for more information about what dreaming about someone means and if it suggests they go to sleep thinking about you.
The psychology behind dreaming about someone
Why do you see someone specific in your dreams?
Does this mean they go to sleep thinking about you?
Let’s take these questions one by one and examine the psychological factors behind dreaming about someone.
What happens when you dream?
Dreams are influenced by your emotions and life experiences.
Dreams don’t just happen; they are actually a byproduct of your thoughts and emotions.
The process starts with your brain sorting through everything that has occurred in your life and helping you to solidify those experiences into memories.
When this mental process has been completed, dreams are created to help you continue learning from these past experiences and working out how you feel about them.
This means your emotions and the experiences you’ve had throughout the day can play a significant role in who shows up in your dream.
Why do you see someone specific in your dreams?
If someone made an impression on you during the day, even if it’s just a small one, they are likely to also make an appearance in your dream that night.
Because of this, dreaming about someone doesn’t suggest they go to sleep thinking about you. Instead, it means they made an impression on you that day.
Dreams use your memories to create connections with people in your dream.
There are several different factors that influence whether or not you see someone in a dream.
The easiest way to understand these factors is by breaking down how dreams are created.
When you sleep, your brain begins to sort through past experiences and memories and use them to create a story for the night.
To create a story, your brain often takes everyday objects and blends them with these memories.
For example, you might have a memory of a phone and then see that same phone in your dream.
Since the phone has already been tied to a specific memory in your mind, it will automatically remind you of that experience when you see it again in your dream.
By tying memories to things in your dreams, your brain is able to connect both of these things together.
The same goes for people. However, if nothing makes sense in your dream and all the information seems new to you, the source of your dream could be someone with whom you share a soul connection.
But, more about that later.
Does this mean they go to sleep thinking about you?
If you dream frequently about someone, this means that your brain has created a strong connection between the two of you.
This is because your brain has enough memories of that person or feelings related to them to create a full story around them.
A gifted advisor can tell you for sure
The points in this article will give you a good idea of whether the person you dream about goes to sleep thinking about you.
But as every situation is unique, have you considered getting advice tailored to you?
Based on first-hand experience, I know that a gifted advisor can answer all sorts of questions and give you the guidance you’re searching for.
Like, are they really thinking about you when they go to sleep? Do you share a deeper connection with one another? Is your dream some sort of a warning sign?
When I spoke to someone from Psychic Source after going through a rough patch in my life, they really helped me out. After months of not feeling like myself and having bad dreams, I was finally able to see my situation with better clarity and direction.
I was highly impressed by how kind, empathetic, and understanding of my unique situation they were.
In a reading, a gifted advisor can tell you whether there is a hidden meaning behind your dreams, and, most importantly, empower you to make the right decisions when it comes to your future.
When dreaming about someone doesn’t mean they go to sleep thinking about you
Now that we understand why you would dream about someone, let’s examine what it really means to dream about someone and how it relates to thoughts of them going to sleep thinking about you.
Dreams are created by your unconscious mind and not by your conscious mind.
This means you don’t have any control over who shows up in your dream because dreams aren’t influenced by conscious decision-making.
If your unconscious mind has decided that someone has a significant role in your life, they will show up in your dream no matter what. This means you can’t change how the people in your dream come together.
Thoughts of people in your dreams result from more than just visuals.
Your brain takes information from all of the senses, including visual, auditory, and tactile senses.
When you dream about someone, your brain is taking information from all of these senses to create this story for you. This means you’re able to see this person, but you may also feel emotions, hear their voice, or smell their favorite cologne.
In turn, this could make your dream appear real and very vivid, as if you were in an alternate dimension.
When dreaming about someone means they go to sleep thinking about you
While dream telepathy is not a well-documented phenomenon, there are some studies that suggest the possibility of communicating through dreams is real.
In a study conducted by psychologist Montague Ullman and psychiatrist Stanley Krippner in the early 1970s, dream telepathy was reported by participants who underwent a series of experiments.
Let me explain:
In many cases, the “receiver” was able to see symbolically or literally, what the “sender” was thinking about before they went to sleep.
In one experiment, a person was able to send information about a painting to another person who was sleeping at a distance of over 100 miles from them.
As the “sender”, this person was asked to spend some time looking at and concentrating on the painting. Then, he was told to visualize it and think about sending that image to another person when going to sleep.
The “receiver” of this information dreamt about elements that were included in the painting. When he was awakened and asked to describe his dream, his description matched up with what the “sender” had been visualizing before going to sleep.
So, according to this experiment, if you dream about someone, it could mean that person went to sleep imagining something related to you.
If you dream about someone, did they go to sleep thinking about you? Yes, if they’re your soulmate
Soulmates have the ability to communicate telepathically, and they can do so while dreaming, too.
Since these people are meant to be together, they have a special connection that crosses physical boundaries.
It doesn’t matter if they’re on the opposite side of the world; if one of them is thinking about the other person, they will show up in their dreams.
This connection goes both ways, which means you can also have this experience with your soulmate.
A soulmate is someone you feel a special connection with, who has qualities that are uniquely similar to yours.
You may not be aware of it, but your soulmate could be trying to communicate with you.
Their presence in your dreams could not be random.
If you dream about that person, it could be an indication that they’re trying to reach out to you and show their love.
If you want to find out, pay special attention to every detail of your dreams.
Analyze your dreams more closely to see if there is any sort of hidden meaning that you didn’t pick up on at first.
Once you have found the connection, take the time to think about what your dreams may be trying to tell you.
If you dream about someone, did they go to sleep thinking about you? Yes, if they’re your twin flame
Are you familiar with the concept of twin flames?
If not, here’s a quick definition:
Twin flames are two parts of the same soul, who were separated a long time ago. Their purpose is to find each other, unite, and grow spiritually.
Similar to soulmates, twin flames also have the extraordinary ability to communicate with each other telepathically.
Now, don’t imagine that they are capable of talking to each other clearly as if they were sitting next to each other. No, that’s not how it works.
Twin flames’ ability to communicate with each other is much more complicated than that.
Twin flames communicate through subtle hints, small gestures, and even complex dreams.
How to recognize your twin flame in a dream?
It may be very difficult to discern if this person is your twin flame. However, here are a few signs that can help you out:
- You feel intense familiarity and attraction when you see this person – regardless of whether you’ve already met them in real life or not.
- You share similar characteristics with this person, including some physical features.
- Their presence in your dreams makes you feel calm, at peace, and connected to them.
So, if this is the case, it means they went to sleep thinking about you or trying to send you a message.
But, if you really want to analyze this further, there are other ways to determine whether someone is thinking about you.
Fair warning: some are weirder than others.
5 weird signs someone is thinking about you
1) You start to sneeze
While sneezing is not a scientific way to determine whether someone is thinking about you, according to popular Asian beliefs, there is some truth to the statement that someone is thinking about you when you start sneezing.
The explanation behind this belief is that your body reacts to the energy of someone’s thought patterns. When you start sneezing, it means your body has detected these frequencies.
However, one thing to keep in mind is that it only works if someone has strong feelings for you, such as attraction and love, or if you share some sort of soul connection with them.
2) Your mood changes without reason
Did you feel a sudden shift in your mood, even though nothing out of the ordinary happened?
This could be a sign that someone was thinking about you. Especially if you felt an intense sense of passion, excitement, and love while experiencing these emotions.
Why? Because your body always reacts to the energy of someone else’s thoughts. And it happens to be that your body can sense and respond to these feelings.
It may not explain all your unexpected emotions, but it could be an indication that someone was thinking about you.
3) You get the hiccups
Do you also get hiccups when someone is thinking about you?
Hiccups are a very common physical reaction to stress, anxiety, and fear. However, if you feel them when someone is thinking about you, it means your body is registering their energy.
But, if you’re looking for strong evidence, you’re probably not going to find any.
4) One of your eyes starts twitching
Here’s another weirder sign: one of your eyes starts twitching.
Did you experience this lately?
If so, it’s probably because a person thinks about you.
How does this work?
According to traditional Chinese beliefs, if you have a twitching eye, it means someone is thinking about you.
But, there’s only one problem: the person has to have strong feelings for you. Otherwise, your body won’t react to his/her thoughts.
Fair warning: this person’s thoughts could also be negative.
5) A butterfly lands on you
Did you know that butterflies are able to carry energy from one person to another?
Well, at least that’s what people from various cultures believe.
And since they’re able to carry energy, they are able to transmit it to people. If a butterfly landed on you, at least to some extent, that means someone is thinking about you.
Again, this might not be much proof, but it’s something worth thinking about, especially if a butterfly has indeed landed on you.
Is it true that if you dream about someone, they miss you?
Here’s the thing:
Dreams can be very confusing and misleading. But that doesn’t mean there’s no hidden meaning behind them.
The logical answer would be that you miss that person and that’s why you’re dreaming about them. But, the opposite could also apply – especially if that person is your soulmate, your twin flame, or someone else you share a soul connection with.
So, what do you think? Is someone trying to communicate with you in your dreams? Or is this just a coincidence?
So, if you dream about someone, did they go to sleep thinking about you?
Depending on the relationship you have with that person and how close you are, the answer could be yes or no.
But, keep in mind that you can use some of these signs to determine whether they were thinking about you.
However, if you’re looking for strong evidence, it’s probably not going to happen – at least not yet.
The reason behind this is that the scientific community has yet to discover a way for us to communicate telepathically – while awake or dreaming.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into place
It may sound conceited or narcissistic to focus on loving yourself first. But it’s not.
The point isn’t to believe you’re better than others or to accept things about yourself that you really do need to change.
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Loving yourself is about committing to who you are, understanding the many different nuances to your identity, and showing yourself a level of care and intimacy that we usually reserve for other people.
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