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30 Amazing Facts about dreams | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Dreaming is one of the most mysterious and unexplained wonders of our lives. The purpose and content of dreams has been only partly understood.
  2. The average person in fact spends 6 whole years of their life dreaming.
  3. Interestingly, 70% of all the characters in a man’s dream are other men, but women’s dream contain an equal amount of women and men. Also men’s dreams contain a lot more aggression.
  4. Most people over the age of 10 have 4 to 6 dreams every night which corresponds to about 1500 to 2000 dreams every year. We dream during REM periods (Rapid Eye Movement period in our sleep) which can range anywhere from 5 minutes to half an hour long. REM sleep in adult humans typically occupies 20-25% of total sleep, about 90-120 minutes of a night’s sleep.
  5. When you dream during REM phase , amazingly rest of your body is paralyzed.
  6. Dreams tend not to be happy events  and the three most common reported emotions are anger, sadness and fear.
  7. Amazing thing is that not everybody dreams in color. It is believed that 12% of dreams are black & white.
  8. 5 minutes after waking up 50% of a dream is forgotten and after 10 minutes 90% of the dream is forgotten.
  9. People who are blind too dream. Instead of dreaming visually, they dream with their senses of smell, sound, touch, and also emotion.
  10. Your body amazingly burns more calories sleeping than it does in the day time.
  11. Babies can dream from day one. Everybody Dreams. Including animals! The best example is a dog, you will often see them twitching their paws as if they are running in their dreams.
  12. You can often control your dreams. You can manipulate, twist and turn the beginning and the ending of your dreams like it’s a movie being shot in front of you. It is called the “Lucid dreaming” during which one is aware that he/she is dreaming. You can lucid dream for up to 30 minutes if trained properly.
  13. Drug withdrawal can cause more intense dreams. People who also quit alcohol and smoking experience heavier dreams and nightmares.
  14. Amazing Fact is that if you are snoring then you cannot be dreaming.
  15. You don’t dream about yourself until you are approximately 3 years old.
  16. You can remember dreams better if you wake up in the middle of them!
  17. Depression can cause you to dream up to three to four times more than normal.
  18. Dreams about losing teeth are one of the most commonly interpreted dreams, usually indicating anxiety or a profound change in your life.
  19. Vitamin B6 in fact increases dream vividity and recall.
  20. Japanese researchers have amazingly devised a method of decoding dreams that can accurately tell what the patient had been dreaming about.
  21. People who stop smoking after having been long time smokers, have reported much more vivid dreams than those who don’t smoke.
  22. Morphine is named after “Morpheus”, the Greek god of dreams .
  23. There is an actual psychological disease called Oneiroid syndrome a form of schizophrenia which confuses people to think they are in a dream.
  24. A study that surveyed the dreams of both non-gamers and gamers and found that those who frequently played games experienced lucid dreams more often. The gamers are also troubled less by nightmares than non-gamers.
  25. The reason you can’t read in a dream is because reading and dreaming are functions of different sides of the brain, which don’t cooperate very well while dreaming. You also can’t tell the time.
  26. The strangers in our dreams are actually real people who have crossed our path at least once in our lifetime. Our brain simply stores their faces, and our subconscious may end up casting them in our dreams during REM sleep.
  27. It is thought, and documented in some case studies, that about 10% have precognitive dreams of events  yet to happen, but actually happen in the future.
  28. Dreams are responsible for many of the greatest and amazing inventions of mankind. A few examples include:  The idea for Google -Larry Page , Alternating current generator –Tesla, DNA’s double helix spiral form -James Watson, The sewing machine -Elias Howe ,Periodic table -Dimitri Mendeleyev and many more.
  29. Paul McCartney composed the entire melody of the song ‘Yesterday’ in his dream one night. It is the most covered song in the history of recorded music.
  30. Hall of Fame boxer, Sugar Ray Robinson backed out of a fight once because he had a dream that he was going to kill his opponent in the ring. After a priest and minister convinced Robinson to fight, Robinson went into the ring and accidentally killed his opponent, Jimmy Doyle.

 By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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