15 Weird Facts about Dreams


1. You can’t really read or tell the time during
a dream. It is extremely hard to make out the text
or the time. And even if you do get it, the time or the
text will change if you read it again. It is a good way to see whether you are awake
or inside a dream. 2. A lot of people can practice lucid or conscious
dreaming. Using various techniques, these people have
learned, to assume control of their dreams, and do amazing things like flying, passing
through walls, and traveling to different dimensions or even back in time. 3. REM sleep disorder
In the state of rapid-eye-movement stage of your sleep your body is normally paralyzed. In rare cases, however, people act out their
dreams. These have resulted in broken arms, legs,
broken furniture, and in at least one reported case, a house burnt down. Sleepwalking is a very rare and potentially
dangerous sleep disorder in which people don’t just act out their dreams, but go on real
adventures. 4. Cats and dogs,just like any other mammal,
dream as well. Watch them sleep and you can see that sometimes,
they are moving their paws and making noises, just like they were chasing something. 5. 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. 6.Sleep paralysis
Sleep paralysis, a phenomenon experienced by nearly 40 percent of the population, occurs
when a sleeper awakens, recognizes his or her surroundings, and is unable to move for
as long as one minute. There is a sense of an extremely evil presence
in the room with you. It doesn’t feel like a dream, but seems
100% real. Studies show that during an attack, sleep
paralysis sufferers show overwhelming emotions of fear, terror and anxiety. 7. Dreams are responsible for many of the greatest
inventions of mankind, like the idea for Google, Alternating current generator
DNA’s double helix spiral form …and many, many more.Inventor of the sewing
machine, Elias Howe, said the cannibals who chased him in his nightmares held spears that
looked like the needle he then designed. 8. Many people claim that they don’t dream
at all, but that’s not true. Within five minutes of waking, half of the
average person’s dream is forgotten, while 90 percent is forgotten in just 10 minutes. However, people are more likely to remember
their dreams if they’re awakened during the REM stage. 9. Blind people can see images in their dreams,
if they became blind after birth. But people who were born blind don’t see
anything at all. They still dream, and their dreams are just
as intense and interesting, but they involve the other senses beside sight, like smell,
touch and sounds. 10. It is proven that in dreams we can only see
faces that we have seen in real life before. We might not remember because people usually
see hundreds of faces in a single day. 11. Dreams are responsible for “recharging”
our creativity. In rare cases of REM disorder, people actually
don’t dream at all. These people suffer from significantly decreased
creativity and perform badly at tasks requiring creative problem solving. 12. Between 18 and 38 percent of people say they
have experienced at least one precognitive dream and 70 percent have experienced déjà
vu. 13. According to scientists, even fetuses in the
womb dream despite the lack of visual stimuli. Their dreams are composed of sound and touch
sensations. 14. Research involving students suggest waking
someone up at the beginning of the REM stage of sleep can cause irritability, hallucinations,
and eventually lead to psychosis. 15. While you are sleeping you will include or
“incorporate” sounds and stimuli in your surrounding into your dream. This is known as dream incorporation. For example, if there is music playing nearby
while you sleep, you may begin to dream that you are at a concert. So these were the 15 most amazing facts about
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