Everyone dreams, but not everyone has the same dream. Some people dream about their teeth falling out one by one, while others dream about giant gorillas chasing them. Whatever dream a person may have, it can usually be classified as a daydream, a recurring dream, a nightmare, or a lucid dream.
A daydream is the type of dream people have when they are wide awake. Usually when people have a daydream they are supposed to be focusing on something important, but they find that something so uninteresting that their minds start to wander. An example of this would be a student in class daydreaming about becoming president of the United States, while the student's teacher is giving a lecture on the importance of active listening. Daydreaming can be fun, but there is a time and a place for it.
A recurring dream is a dream that people have over and over again. When people have recurring dreams, it usually means they have some unresolved conflict in their lives that is bothering them both consciously and unconsciously. A common theory regarding these types of dreams is that if the dreamer resolves the conflict, then the dream will stop occurring.
A nightmare is a disturbing dream that causes the dreamer to wake up feeling anxious and frightened. Nightmares tend to stem from fears people have in real-life, like the fear of spiders. In the nightmare, the spiders could be giant, man-eating spiders that take over the entire earth. Usually if dreamers conquer their real-life fears then their nightmares will go away, or at least their nightmares will not seem as scary as they did before.
Lucid dreams are the best type of dream a person can have. The termlucid? meansmentally clear? so when people have lucid dreams they arementally clear? about what is happening to them; they realize they are dreaming. This type of dream is the best because the dreamers are able to become a participant or creator in their dream; they can make their own decisions and influence the outcome of the dream in any way they want.