For the duration of the dream, it may feel as real as life itself (as dreams usually do). Some traits of those so called ‘visitation dreams’ are pretty common, but then again – how they could not? Visitation dreams, however, are much clearer the next day. Most visitation dreams are proven to be therapeutic to the dreamer, as they tend to help with processing grief. A visit from a loved one, who’s now dead, could happen because he or she wants you to feel alright with their passing.