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This podcast explores the meanings of dreams. Dreams can be a lonely and isolating experience - and sometimes outright terrifying! Yet we all dream and there's so much we can learn by sharing our experiences (especially when combined with a little research!). All Things Dreams delves into weird dreams, scary dreams, fun dreams, common dream themes, lucid dreams, sleep paralysis, and so much more! We do this by sharing personal experiences, researching as much as possible, and then filling in the blanks with our imagination! Host Meranda McLaughlin isn't an expert in dream interpretation, but she gains more and more subject matter knowledge with each new episode. Tune in for some dream education and hopefully a laugh or two along the way!

All Things Dreams Meranda McLaughlin

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

This podcast explores the meanings of dreams. Dreams can be a lonely and isolating experience - and sometimes outright terrifying! Yet we all dream and there's so much we can learn by sharing our experiences (especially when combined with a little research!). All Things Dreams delves into weird dreams, scary dreams, fun dreams, common dream themes, lucid dreams, sleep paralysis, and so much more! We do this by sharing personal experiences, researching as much as possible, and then filling in the blanks with our imagination! Host Meranda McLaughlin isn't an expert in dream interpretation, but she gains more and more subject matter knowledge with each new episode. Tune in for some dream education and hopefully a laugh or two along the way!

    SE02 EP07: Night Terrors

    SE02 EP07: Night Terrors

    In this episode, we dig into the not so desirable experiences of night terrors (aka sleep terrors or incubus attacks). We share our first-hand experiences of night terrors and cover what causes them, how common they are, and how to avoid them.


    Guests: Alex, Amanda, Devin, and Tanya


    PROMO: Nothing Ever Happens in Canada


    Sources:


    - American Academy of Sleep Medicine – Night Terrors


    - http://sleepeducation.org/sleep-disorders-by-category/parasomnias/sleep-terrors/overview-facts


    - https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sleep-terrors/symptoms-causes/syc-20353524




    - Gibson,  C. (2003), The Secret Life of Dreams: Decoding the Messages from Your Subcpnscious.
     
    - Lewis, J. R. (1995), The Dream Encyclopedia. 
     
    All Things Dreams is part of the Straight Up Strange Productions Network.  https://www.straightupstrange.com/ 
     


     

    • 44 min
    SE02 EP06: Dream Recall Meditation

    SE02 EP06: Dream Recall Meditation

    Use this guided meditation to relax and fall into a deep, dreamy sleep with improved dream recall. By applying these strategies you can increase the likelihood of remembering your dreams. Use this multiple times to increase its effectiveness. Sweet dreams!


    Sources:


    Beattie, A. Dream Dictionary (2003).


    Lenard, L. KISS Guide to Dreams (2003). 


    All Things Dreams is part of the Straight Up Strange Productions Network.  https://www.straightupstrange.com/

    • 7 min
    SE02 BONUS: 'Twas the Night Before Strangeness

    SE02 BONUS: 'Twas the Night Before Strangeness

    Us and the rest of Straight Up Strange Productions are bringing you the 'Twas the Night Before Christmas poem. No matter what you celebrate, we are wishing you a very Happy Holidays!


    To check out the other Straight Up Strange podcasts you can visit http://StraightUpStrange.com


    Wish Background by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/……)


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    • 3 min
    SE02 EP05: 10 Tips for Dream Recall

    SE02 EP05: 10 Tips for Dream Recall

    Ever woken up from the most crazy dream ever, only to forget the whole thing moments later? I know I have! And it's such a frustrating experience! But there's lots of strategies you can apply to increase your memory of those fantastical dream experiences. Check out this episode to learn about 10 tips for dream recall!


    PS - in response to Devin's question, melatonin does NOT decrease your dream recall. If anything, it increases your dream activity and can result in more vivid dreams. 


    *Check out the special dream recall meditation episode*


    Guests: Tanya and Devin


    Sources:


    http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190516-why-cant-some-people-remember-their-dreams


    https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/dream4.htm


    Beattie, A. Dream Dictionary (2003).


    Lenard, L. KISS Guide to Dreams (2003). 


    All Things Dreams is part of the Straight Up Strange Productions Network.  https://www.straightupstrange.com/

    • 44 min
    SE02 EP04: Killer Dreams

    SE02 EP04: Killer Dreams

    In this episode of All Things Dreams, we delve into some disturbing nocturnal content... dreams about murder! And we're not talking about self defence - these dreams are about cold blooded, premeditated, and vicious killings. A big thank you to my brother-in-law for sharing his murderous dream activities for this intriguing content! 


    Dream meanings explored in this episode: death, murder, gun, time travel, birds, and birds attacking.


    Guests: Mike and Crystal


    PROMO: Folklore on the Rocks


    All Things Dreams is part of the Straight Up Strange Productions Network.  https://www.straightupstrange.com/

    • 37 min
    SE02 EP03: Homicidal Sleepwalking

    SE02 EP03: Homicidal Sleepwalking

    In this bonus crossover episode, All Things Dreams teams up with two of our sister podcasts from the Straight Up Strange Podcast Network! In celebration of Halloween, we cover the disturbing and unsettling topic of homicidal sleepwalking. 
    You'll get a few different flavours as each podcast gives its own unique spin on this fascinating phenomenon. Jennifer from Haunted Happenstance starts off the show with a fictional storytelling. Then Jaden from Straight Up Enigmas takes us into the true crime side of things. All Things Dreams closes the show by diving into our research on sleepwalking on how it pertains to a case of homicidal sleepwalking in Ontario, Canada!
     
    Sources:

    https://www.straightupstrange.com/the-lineup


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homicidal_sleepwalking#Parks_case


    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/day-in-day-out/201212/sleepwalking-killers-and-what-they-tell-us-about-sleep


    https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/sleepwalking


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Tirrell


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5zr2UrwfB8


    https://www.sleepassociation.org/sleep-disorders/more-sleep-disorders/sleep-walking/


    https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/03/17/sleepwalking_n_6847100.html


    https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/facts-about-sleepwalking

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Bonnie Lee Writing About Crime ,

All Things Dreams ... Is a wish your heart makes.

I just love this podcast. It's really intersting to listen to the conversations and insights into the world of dreams...Meranda is so charming, it feels like you are spending time with a good friend. Sleep and dreaming is something I spend a lot of time thinking about because I am a brutal insomniac....This podcast really explores the subject with knowledge and keeps it fun to listen to. Thank you Meranda!!!!

catchmeifyouKJ ,

Interesting Discussions

Love these discussions ons dreams. I am a vivid dreamer and don't often take the time to reflect on what these things mean along the way. Meranda is a great and hilarious host. Must-listen!

Love of the Rain's Music ,

This podcast is a dream!

I loved the episode about sleep paralysis since it is something that I have suffered from in the past... it’s a very upsetting and scary feeling. Meranda and her guests discuss the topic with empathy and knowledge, exploring it from both angles of having experienced it and not being familiar and yet trying to understand what it is like.

Highly recommend listening to this podcast!

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