According to University of Missouri-Kansas City sociology and anthropology professor, Dr Jeffrey Bennett, while pharaohs’ dreams were interpreted as divine messages from the gods, our dreams hold significantly less influence here in the West, reports University News.

Dreaming isn’t just relevant to sociologists or anthropologists. Psychologists, including the famous Sigmund Freud, have used various methods of dream interpretations and research to help their patients. Neurologists also have interest in dreams, conducting sleep studies to learn more about dreams and their significance, Bennett said.