15 interesting facts about DREAM

Dreaming is one of the most mysterious and interesting experiences in our lives. It is also known that many artists have received their creative ideas from their dreams. But what do we actually know about dreams? Here are 15 interesting facts about dreams – enjoy these!
1

You Forget 90% of Your Dreams

You Forget 90% of Your Dreams
Within 5 minutes of waking half of your dream is forgotten. Within 10, 90% is gone.
2

Blind People also Dream

Blind People also Dream
People who became blind after birth can see images in their dreams. People who are born blind do not see any images, but have dreams equally vivid involving their other senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion.
3

Everybody Dreams

Everybody Dreams
Every human being dreams (except in cases of extreme psychological disorder). If you think you are not dreaming – you just forget your dreams.
4

In Our Dreams We Only See Faces That We already Know

In Our Dreams We Only See Faces That We already Know
Our mind is not inventing faces – in our dreams we see real faces of real people that we have seen during our life but may not know or remember. We have all seen hundreds of thousands of faces throughout our lives, so we have an endless supply of characters for our brain to utilize during our dreams.
5

Not Everybody Dreams in Color

Not Everybody Dreams in Color
A full 12% of sighted people dream exclusively in black and white. The remaining number dream in full color. Studies from 1915 through to the 1950s maintained that the majority of dreams were in black and white, but these results began to change in the 1960s. Today only 4.4% of the dreams of under-25 year-olds are in black and white. Recent research has suggested that those changing results may be linked to the switch from black-and-white film and TV to color media.
6

Dreams are Symbolic

Dreams are Symbolic
If you dream about some particular subject it is not often that the dream is about that. Dreams speak in a deeply symbolic language. Whatever symbol your dream picks on it is most unlikely to be a symbol for itself.
7

Emotions

Emotions
The most common emotion experienced in dreams is anxiety. Negative emotions are more common than positive ones.
8

You can have four to seven dreams in one night.

You can have four to seven dreams in one night.
On average you can dream anywhere from one or two hours every night.
9

Animals Dream Too

Animals Dream Too
Studies have been done on many different animals, and they all show the same brain waves during dreaming sleep as humans. Watch 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.
10

Body Paralysis

Body Paralysis
During REM (Rapid eye movement) sleep the body is paralyzed by a mechanism in the brain in order 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.
11

Dream Incorporation

Dream Incorporation
Our mind interprets the external stimuli 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 incorporate it in a way. For example you may be dreaming that you are in a concert while your brother is playing a guitar during your sleep.
12

Men and Women Dream Differently

Men and Women Dream Differently
Men tend to dream more about other men. Around 70% of the characters in a man’s dream are other men. On the other hand, a woman’s dream contains almost an equal number of men and women. Aside from that, men generally have more aggressive emotions in their dreams than the female lot.
13

Precognitive Dreams

Precognitive Dreams
Results of several surveys across large population sets indicate that between 18% and 38% of people have experienced at least one precognitive dream and 70% have experienced déjà vu. The percentage of persons that believe precognitive dreaming is possible is even higher – ranging from 63% to 98%.
14

If you are snoring, then you cannot be dreaming

If you are snoring, then you cannot be dreaming
This fact is repeated all over the Internet, but is there any scientific evidence to support it?
15

You can experience an o*gasm in your dream

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

Now, share your dream stories in the comment section!

Comments (13)

every week I have euromillion precognitive dreams !:idea
nokundi
Ok that works, before, i wrote a whole side in a blog and then it was´nt published coz i need to be a member for 7 days.
ok, in my dreams i often fly, sometimes i sail, sometimes i have to fly like a bird.Sometomes i fly in old builfings, high buildings like churches or castles.Sometimes i have to use a lot of power not to go or fall down.
But one thing is very intersting. I started to eat MSM a lot , because its good for the health. I took quite a lot of it every day. In that times i had many dreams in one night, i woke up , speaking to myself loud : what a good dream ! Looked at the watch, fall again to sleep and after only 15 minutes i woke up again, had another dream, this went one for three or 4 times. So much dreams ! Ah, ok. msm is methylsulfonulmethan. You cab google for it. Just try msm and dreams , its interesting. Sorry about my english :-)
nokundi
test coz i am new here
Vilandra
Great list...fun to read :)

Im a very active dreamer. Most ppl only remember one dream (the most recent one) when they wake up, because the other dreams get overwritten by the brain. Kinda like when u overwrite something on ur computer. My brain don't work exactly like that thou, so i remember most of the dreams when i wake up. Some nights i can have 4-5 different dreams and i can remember them all when i wake up in the morning. I do find this quite interesting, and also its fun to be able to remember all the "adventures" the brain has put u through during the night :)
galu85
But i do not know who is going to hurt me cos i do not have any tension or any kind of feelings hurt also.Hope u r ture cos u know more than me .
LifeThirst
Thanks 2 every one for sharing your dreams. Waiting for others!handshake


@ galu85 If I am not wrong to understand your dream then this is the most commonly experienced nightmare. The meaning of such type of dreams is that someone, something (possibly something as obscure as an emotion) is making you feel threatened.
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galu85
Hi i mostly remember my all dream but one dream is special in which i am not able to see face but he always try to hurt me in my dream i having this dream seen i have memories.So whats does it means can u explain.It like some one is trying to kill be & running behind me & i also not able to shout & i am tired of running.So if u know the answer pls tell me
DarlingDamsel
Very informative list and all so true.
lorentz
I have experimented two NDA,in my life..the both starting from a dream
dreams could be a gate to some mysterious unknown dimensions...
callmecats
Dreams can also be progressive. Your subconscious working on an issue from your woken state, until it is resolved. I had progressive flying dreams over a number of years, where the flying started with much fumbling and falling until it progressed to amazing soaring over hills and valleys. When that flight was achieved, the dreams stopped, but I could never work out the resolve from it.
becky96
I like how you put this together simple bt to the point great pictures.
LifeThirst
You saw her in you ‘dream’ but exactly her face? I mean ‘face-to-face’? Whatever, thanks for sharing!
Blade23
Hey there ! Yea thees are good infu facts but disagrea whit nmb 4 - Cos seen this dream last night whit this girl in it who i never seen in my life but the dream was so real like im there and but not sleeping ! How i cud make it out from dream she was my girlfriend! Some time u will see dream so real but when u waike up u cant remeber any of et at all as time gos on and u doing somthing or talkn whit some one its like flash back -Fck i seen this some where and u haw this weird feeln to try remeber!
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