In fact, the surveys showed that for many people dreams carry more weight than their conscious thoughts. People tend to think that dreams reveal hidden emotions and beliefs and they often find them to be more meaningful than thoughts they might have when they are awake, Morewedge tells WebMD.
Do dreams reflect what you think?
In large-scale studies on the content of dreams, Domhoff has found that dreams reflect the thoughts and concerns of a dreamers waking life. 5 Dream content, he suggests, results from these cognitive processes.
Do dreams show your thoughts?
5. Dreams are thoughts. When you are dreaming, you are thinking, but on a much deeper and focused level than when youre awake. Whatever your stream of thought is as you drift off continues, and begins to go inward.
According to Freud, the latent content of a dream is the hidden psychological meaning of the dream. This content appears in disguise symbolically and contains things that are hidden from conscious awareness, often because it may be upsetting or traumatic.