Have you been having disturbing or intensely vivid dreams lately? If so, you may be wondering why? Intense dreams can be caused by a number of different things, so we’ve compiled an annotated list. Can one of these causes explain your strange and lively dreams? 1. Psychology The human brain often explores problems and emotional turmoil through dreams in order to find resolution. This usually occurs with the great intensity when the conscious mind cannot resolve the problem or emotional conflict it is experiencing. If you are anxious or upset about something in your life, your strange dreams may simply be your brain’s way of helping you cope with and resolve the problem. If you want to stop the dreams, you should confront whatever is making you anxious or talk to those around you about any emotional upset you may be experiencing. 2. Events Sometimes, vivid dreams are caused by specific events rather than overarching concerns or anxieties. If you’ve experienced a major upheaval or witnessed a confusing or traumatic event you may have strange dreams. If this is the case, it means that your brain is using dreams to process large quantities of information so that you can fully understand or accept the event (regardless of whether it’s something that happened to you or something you witnessed). 3. Diet Strange dreams can sometimes be triggered by food. If you’ve recently made any changes to your diet, these changes could be the cause of your unusual night-visions. 4. Sleeping conditions If you are unable to sleep comfortably, you are likely to suffer from perturbing and vivid dreams. You can resolve the problem by investing in a new mattress, bed sheets and pillow that will support your body more effectively and enable you to get a better night’s sleep. We understand that there are many factors that can cause you to have strange dreams. However, ensuring that you are comfortable can really help, no matter what the root cause may be. Why not invest in one of our new mattresses? It may help you more than you expect.