15 Interesting Facts About Dreams That You Probably Not Know About

Dreaming is one of the most mysterious and exciting experience in our lives. We spend one-third of our life in dreaming. A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions and sensations that occur in the mind during the different stages of sleep.

Dreams mainly occur in the rapid - eye movement (REM) stage of sleep when  brain activity is high and resembles that of being awake.

Here are some amazing facts you should know about dreaming :-

1. You forget most of your dreams

You forget 90% of your dreams within 5 to 10 minutes of waking. Dreams are so difficult to remember, the changes in the brain that occurs during sleep do not support the information processing and storage needed for memory formation to take place.

2. Violent dreams can be a warning sign

A rare sleep disorder causes people to act out their dreams, sometimes with violent thrashes, kicks and screams. Such violent dreams may be an early sign of brain disorder.

3. Blind people may dream visually

People who became blind after birth can see images in their dreams. People who are born blind do not see any visuals but they can other senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion.

4. Not everyone dreams in color

Not all people have color dreams. Around 12% of people only dream in black and white.

5. You can control your dreams

A lucid dream is one in which you're aware that you are dreaming even though you're still asleep. Lucid dreaming is a combination of consciousness and REM sleep, during which you can control your dreams.

6. Dreams tend to be Negative

Dreams are more often negative than positive. Some common emotions felt during dreaming are anger, sadness and fear.

7. In your dreams, you only see faces that you already know

In dreams, we can only see faces that we have seen in real life before.

8. You are paralyzed during your dreams

During REM sleep the body is paralyzed by a mechanism in the brain to prevent the movement which occur in dream from causing the physical body to move.

9. Animals dreams too

Our animals dreams as well. According to some studies, animals show the same brain waves during sleep as humans.

10. Many dreams are universal

People from all over the world frequently dream about being chased, being attacked, falling, feeling frozen and unable to move and flying.

11. You can have four to seven dreams in one night

On average you can dream from one or two hours every night.

12. Precognitive dreams

Precognition, also called future sight. People get a glimpse of the future or it might be just a coincidence. The percentage of persons that beleive precognitive dreaming is ranging from 63% to 98%.

13. Inventions inspired by dreams

Dreams are responsible for many of the greatest inventions of mankind. Such as Periodic table - Dmitri Mendeleev, DNA's double helix spiral form - James Watson, and many, many more.

14. Dreams help us solve puzzles

Our slumbering hours may help us solve puzzles that have plagued us during daylight hours. Whatever the state we're put in, we're still working on the same problems. Dreams have likely been refined over time for multiple tasks, including helping the brain reboot and helping us solve problems.

15. 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. 

The End Notes 

I hope you had a great time reading these strange, amazing and interesting facts about our dreams. I hope you liked it. Please comment your views on this topic. 

And don't forget to share your weirdest dream experience below!

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