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Sleep/Dream Journal and Reflections Paulette Cole PSYC101 Professor Elizabeth Morford
Paulette Cole PSYC101 August 03,2017 According to Freud, every dream is meaningful, no matter how crazy they may seem. (Tarvis, Wade 159) After learning about the different approaches to dreaming, I agree with the cognitive approach the most. Most of my dreams in the past has usually been about my family, life and things that happen around me daily. Sometimes it’s about the things that I go through or experience throughout the day. I think when you also think about something or you’re around something all day, for example: me being around my children all day I tend to think about them when I go to bed at night and I think it causes me to dream about them. Some of the dreams in the past I think also came from when I was stressing over something important. For example, the army physical fitness test requires me to run a 2- mile run in a certain amount of time, and running is not really my forte, so I always stressed about it to a point I dreamt about it and usually I failed my run in my dreams. Before this last three years, I had a very regular daily routine. I woke up in the morning, went to work and when I got off I exercised regularly and tried my best to make healthy eating choices. I found that I slept well and my sleeping habits were regular. The last couple of years after transitioning out of active duty and becoming a civilian and only partaking in the military one weekend a month I have gone through a lot of changes. The biggest change in my life was having two precious babies. I guess I can say a lot of my focus went to my children and I didn’t take care of me as much as I usually did. Before I started recording this journal I decided to make some changes in my regular daily habits and I see a lot of change. During the day, I didn’t drink enough water and just snacked throughout the day and probably eat one normal meal a day, it could be breakfast, lunch or dinner but never all three meals. I don’t sleep as much either, and my sleep habits usually are more like naps and sometimes when
I wake up from a sleep I can’t go back to sleep, and I will stay up. Having an infant, I had to work with his sleep schedule so I can get sleep as well. During the day, when he was sleeping I couldn’t sleep because I usually couldn’t go to sleep because it was time I used to clean and do things around the house or chase after my 2-year-old toddler. I feel like my biological clock just got all crazy and therefore my sleeping habits were just horrible

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