The new book by Delphi Ellis, Answers in the Dark: Grief, Sleep and How Dreams Can Help You Heal is out now. Synopsis The 4am Mystery: that’s an actual thing by the way. Even before a global health crisis took the shape of COVID-19, people around the world were finding themselves sleep deprived, awake in the middleContinue reading “New Book – Answers in the Dark”
Author Archives: Delphi
Dreaming of Water
Dream question: Why do I dream I can’t swim in deep water? When we talk about dreams it helps to think in metaphor. “Deep water” could imply that someone is “out of their depth”, (eg feels like they don’t know enough) or feeling like they’re about to get into trouble. It doesn’t mean it’s goingContinue reading “Dreaming of Water”
Dream Question: Why am I dreaming about insects (especially during the pandemic)?
As we are hearing in the U.K. the COVID-19 “curve is flattening”, more and more people are saying they are having wilder, and more worrying dreams. A radio presenter told me this week (on air during her show) that she’d had a dream where maggots were on her face. The following day, a journalist calledContinue reading “Dream Question: Why am I dreaming about insects (especially during the pandemic)?”
Why do we wake up with a tune in our heads, singing song lyrics, or an ear worm?
This topic is featured in my book Answers in the Dark. Have you ever woken up in the morning with a tune going round your head? It might make sense if it’s a favourite track you’re enjoying right now. But what about the random songs you haven’t heard in years like “Strobe Light” from theContinue reading “Why do we wake up with a tune in our heads, singing song lyrics, or an ear worm?”
Dream Question: are dreams about sex what they appear to be?
Trigger warning: this article briefly discusses rape. How common are sex dreams? Men and women can dream about sex, and they can have a number of different themes. In those studied who remembered their dreams, around eight percent of dreams reported were about sex. Interpretations may depend on how you define sex, for example includingContinue reading “Dream Question: are dreams about sex what they appear to be?”