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Ever wake up after dreaming about your ex and feel like you’re trapped in a confused daze? Us too.

Dreams that feature a former lover are actually quite common but why do we have them?

Well, there’s actually a scientific reason why you’re thinking about your ex when you’re snoozing away.

And don’t worry, it isn’t because you miss them.

55 percent of women dream about their ex in an intimate and sexual way so you’re not alone. It’s actually one of the most popular dreams women have.

Dr. Latisha Rowe spoke to HelloGiggles about why we dream about having sex with an ex and it’s pretty interesting.

She explained, “If you had a tumultuous relationship or you had an extremely passionate yet not necessarily fulfilling sexual experience with an ex, your subconscious and unconscious might try to right that wrong.”

“On some level, these dreams are revisionist and give you imagery of what you may have truly desired but didn't get from the relationship,” she added.

Your mind can’t even help but ponder about the potential future (and sex) you could have had if your relationship didn’t end. 

So, don’t worry about your current relationship or think about reaching out to your ex. These dreams are super common and completely normal.

Phew!

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She may not have won Love Island, but Megan Barton-Hanson has truly won over the hearts of the public with her honesty about her past.

Taking to Instagram, Megan opened up about just how quickly her life has changed in the space of a year. She bravely shared her mental health struggles in the touching Instagram post: “How times have changed! This time last year I was in really a bad space. My anxiety was at an all-time high and looking back now I can see I was actually depressed.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Megan admitted she felt like her life was going nowhere. Her dreams felt like they were out of reach, but fast forward to 365 days later and her life has completely changed for the better.

She gushed about attending the TV Choice awards in a dress designed especially for her by Julien MacDonald.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She encouraged her followers to keep going no matter how hard life is for them: “I can’t quite believe that so much can change so quickly. If you’re feeling shitty today just know that everything can change.”

Megan’s honesty about her mental health issues will reassure her followers by showing them that things do get better, even when you feel like they won’t.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Just because you aren’t where you want to be it doesn’t mean you aren’t going to get there,” she wrote.

Megan stressed the importance of believing in yourself. “Stop being afraid of aiming high, stay focused on goals and most importantly try to enjoy the journey of getting there.”

“Sending you all love and huge thanks to everyone believing in me and helping me get to where I want to be.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Megan praised her boyfriend Wes who has been there for her since they left Love Island: “I love and appreciate you more than you know. Have a great day everyone. Dream big!” she added.

Megan’s positivity is simply infectious. Her upbeat and encouraging words have really lifted our spirits this morning.

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