15 Facts about Dreams you never knew

We all dream. It is one of the most mysterious and exciting experience in human our lives. Dreaming is also a popular subject among the researchers and many studies were conducted to understand the dreaming.

During 3100 BC, when Mesopotamian civilization was born most of the decisions took in this culture were based on the meaning of the dreams. Also in Roman Era, some dreams were submitted to the Roman Senate for interpretation and they were considered to be messages from gods. And even to this day, we are looking for meanings about our vivid dreams.

Anyhow, here is 15 interest facts about Dreams. Enjoy!!

Blind People also Dream

People who are born blind have dreams equally vivid as the dreams of a normal person. The basis for their dreams are involving their senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion.

You Forget 90% of Your Dreams
90% of your dreams are gone after 10 mins of waking and half of your dream is forgotten with in first 5 minutes.

Everybody Dreams
Almost all human beings dreams unless they are affected by extreme psychological disorder. You think you don’t dream? Well you just forget your dreams.

In our dreams we only see faces that we already recognize
It is found that our mind is not inventing faces in our dreams. When dreaming we see real faces of real people that we have seen in our life but sometimes you may not know or remember.  In our life, we have seen hundreds of thousands of faces, so we have an endless supply of faces for our brain to utilize during our dreams.

Not Everybody Dreams in Color
Studies from 1915 through to the 1950 shows that the majority of dreams were in black and white (~12%). But this was changed after 60s and today only 4.4% of the dreams of under 25 year olds are in Black and White. Recent studies suggested that this change may be linked to the switch black-and-white film and TV to Color media.

Dreams are Symbolic
If you dream about certain subject it is not often that the dream is about that. Dreams express in a deeply symbolic language. Whatever symbol your dream select on it is most unlikely to be a symbol for itself.

The most common feeling experienced in dreams is anxiety. Bad emotions are more common than good ones.

You can have four to seven dreams in one night.

Animals Dream Too
Research have been done on many different animals, and they all show the similar brain waves during dreaming sleep as humans. Observe a dog sleeping sometime. The paws move like they are running and they make yipping sounds as if they are chasing something in a dream.

Body Paralysis
During REM sleep the body is paralyzed by a mechanism in the brain to prevent the movements which occur in the dream from causing the physical body to move. However, it is possible for this mechanism to be triggered before, during, or after normal sleep while the brain awakens.

Dream Incorporation        
Our mind understands the external motivations that our senses are bombarded with when we are asleep and make them a part of our dreams. This means that sometimes in our dreams we hear a sound from reality and combine it in a way. For example, you may be dreaming that you are in a performance while your brother is playing guitar during your sleep.

Men and Women Dream Differently
Men have a tendency to dream more about other men. Around 70% - 75% of the characters in a man’s dream are other men. On the other hand, a woman’s dream has almost an equal number of men and women. Aside from that, men usually have more aggressive emotions in their dreams than the female lot.

Precognitive Dreams
Outcomes of several studies across large population sets show that between 18% and 38% of people have experienced at least one precognitive dream and 70% have experienced déjà vu. The proportion of persons that believe precognitive dreaming is possible is even higher – ranging from 63% to 98%.

You can experience an orgasm in your dream
You can not only have sex as enjoyable as in your real life while dreaming but also experience an  o r g a s m  as solid as a real one without any wet results. The sensations felt while lucid dreaming (touch, pleasure, etc.) can be as pleasurable and strong (or I believe even stronger) as the feelings experienced in the real world.

If you are snoring, then you cannot be dreaming.
Well, we hope you had a great time reading these odd facts about our dreams. Now when you go to bed and dream next time check those facts once again. Good night and sweet dreams!

P.S.: don’t forget to share your weirdest dream experiences below!

P.P.S.: If you decide to learn more about it, this book could be a good way to start: The Dream Book: Symbols for Self Understanding

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