Scholars, philosophers, neurologists and the like have spent centuries trying to understand why we dream and what our dreams mean. Why? Well, we spend a great deal of time sleeping (or at least we want to!) and we can experience some pretty incredible stuff while dreaming. During the 1970s, Ann Faraday, a British psychologist, became known for her work interpreting dreams. She encouraged keeping a dream journal so that people could record their dreams and attempt to understand their meaning.