How Dreams Can Teach And Predict Physiological Shifts In The Most Awkward Ways

What are dreams trying to tell you?

Sven Vandenberghe
7 min readMay 24, 2022


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The things you can learn from your dreams.

Sleep and dreams are unbelievable power tools. If not, possibly the most remarkable natural tools you are equipped with.

But first, let’s turn this concept upside down,

Were you ever dreaming of being ill?

If so, fear not. Why you would dream of being sick can often mean a few things:

  1. You’re low on energy
  2. You crave affection
  3. You need some human interaction

In the end, they all come back to the lack of energy.

Have you ever had an intense dream while you were sick?


Vivid dreams often occur when your body temperature is elevated. Dreams like these can be very disturbing and unpleasant. Joyce (my wife) told me that she often experienced vivid dreams, the few rare times she got sick in the past…

So that triggered me to write a post about this. Until recently, I never paid much attention to it. Still, it makes a lot of sense since your sleep and dreams are part of a homeostasis-seeking process.

Certain forms of diseases can frequently showcase a similar dream.

“Certainly, patients with epilepsy, heart disease, migraines, or Parkinson’s disease may experience frequent recurrence of the same dream.”


White blood cells and infection

The most common cause of a high white blood cell count is a response to infection.

Inflammation increases your white blood cell count. This occurs when tissues are injured by bacteria, trauma, toxins, heat, or any other cause. A systemic low-grade inflammatory response in obesity results in more white blood cells.

When you’re sleeping well, inflammation will be reduced. Besides that, you’ll find relief from chronic swelling. Leukocytosis is most commonly caused…



Sven Vandenberghe

Divergent Belgium GhostBlogwriter — Energizing the world through Inspirational Writing, Awareness development & Installation of Submarine Power Cables.