How dream catchers help you get to sleep


The question of all questions: are dreamcatchers only decorative or do they really help to find sleep?

The dreamcatcher, derived from the English word "dreamcatcher", became known to the Indians and comes from the Ojibwe, a people in North America. The typical dreamcatcher is ring-shaped and consists of a net that is often decorated with beads, often with personal objects attached.

The Indians are convinced that these dream catchers can protect the sleeper from nightmares, which is why they are placed above the bed. There is a small hole in the middle of the Dreamcatcher, which only allows 'good' dreams to pass through, while bad ones are captured. The nightmares are then neutralised by the morning light and disappear. Legends vary, but there is also the theory that bad dreams can pass through the hole while good dreams are captured.



For example, if your child has nightmares, the dream catcher can be a great way to calm them down. You can make the dream catcher yourself, you can even make it together or buy one that your child likes.

This then takes you to the bed, again it makes sense to do this together. It is important to explain to the child how a dream catcher works: explain that the dream catcher is able to catch bad dreams so that your child does not have to worry about these dreams anymore, because only good dreams will do from now on. This can be explained directly to your child when fixing the Dreamcatcher, but you should mention it again at bedtime to further soothe the child.



Of course, there is no guarantee that the dream catcher will work. But if we put ourselves in the position of a child, we are sure to find that the thought of a dream catcher protecting us from bad nightmares is very reassuring. Our bed then appears to be a place of rest again and we can combine comfort and safety.

Of course, a dream catcher can also work well for adult humans. If the belief in the power of action is present, dream catchers can help themselves at more restful times.