Sleep and Dream database is a searchable compendium of user submitted dreams. It is a fascinating look into the psyches of other people. While the search engine itself isn’t very intuitive (it’s designed for scientific use) you can skip down to “choose the words” and pick “free search” to enter any word you want. For example, I typed in robot and got the following dream.
… I am watching a scene from a movie in which is there is a giant robot that is operated by mad scientist and a baby. They sit inside of its head with the mad scientist sitting towards the front and the baby sitting just behind him. The robot could shoot an electric beam from inside the head over the tops of the baby and the scientist and out the eyes of the robot. Something happens and the robot doesn’t work anymore. The mad scientist is laying on a table while Martin Short, the chiropractor, picks him up and turns him over… Dream author/haver
You can even fill out a survey and start adding your own dreams. It’s a great way to see what’s going on inside other people’s heads. I was shocked at how many pop culture references were in people’s dreams. I think I need to watch more movies.
I am a sleep researcher at MSU in Michigan. Ok this is just my opinion and I really don’t want to stir up any biased things but what I think is that dreams can come from “upstairs”, downstairs”, or mean nothing. I had a dream where my father and me were on a stage and he was stabbing me with a bottle and I was running away from him. When I looked into the crowd it took me a minute but when I finally registered the faces they were dark and warped into half dead demons. Then I woke up b4 they moved on top of me it was VERY scary.. I just think it was evil dream meant to confuse you. It could also mean you feel alot of pressure of growing up and people expecting different things from you. Maybe some people have looked up to you for a long time and sometimes you just can’t handle everything that’s going on around you, and everything in the world. 11 years ago, only 25% of people had nightmares on a weekly basis. From our studies, today, 83% of people have nightmares on a weekly basis.