Elemental by Medium asks: Is there a reason our mind puts us through these frightening scenarios?

“Dream content goes in repetitive circles the same way our waking thinking does. Everything you’re thinking about or striving for while awake tends to show up in this state that is more metaphoric, more visual, less verbal,” says Deirdre Barrett, PhD, a professor at Harvard and author of The Committee of Sleep: How Artists, Scientists, and Athletes Use Dreams for Creative Problem-Solving — and How You Can Too.

via Nightmares Are Good for You, According to Scientists.