Dreams are unconscious thoughts that restrain sound, image, and other sensations while you sleep. Dreams can be enthralling, exhilarating and horrifying. Here are some interesting facts about dreams that you are not aware of:
We all dream, even animals too. Researchers have found that we dream about 2 hours every night and a dream last from 5 minutes to 20 minutes. People spend an average of six years dreaming in their life.
You Always Dream But You Forget Most Of Them
Many people state that they don’t dream at all, but that’s not true. We all dream, but up to 60% of people don’t remember their dreams at all.
Not All Dreams Are Colorful
12% of people only dream in black and white.
Gender Differences In Dreaming
Fascinatingly, 70% of all the characters in a man’s dream are other men, but women’s dream holds an equal amount of women and men. Also men’s dreams contain a lot more belligerence. Both women and men dream about sexual themes similarly. Women tend to have slightly longer dreams that feature more characters.
Sleepwalking is an extremely exceptional and potentially hazardous sleep disorder. It is an acute form of rapid eye movement sleep disorder, and these people don’t just act out their dreams, but go on real adventures at night.
A lucid dream is one in which you are aware that you are dreaming even though you’re still asleep.
Dreams Contain Negative Emotions Too
Astonishingly, dreams are more often negative than positive. Anger, sadness and fear are the emotions we feel the most in dreams.
Two characteristics of sleep paralysis are the incapability to move (hence paralysis) and a sense of an extremely evil presence in the room with you. It doesn’t feel like a dream, but 100% real.
As dreams are greatly influenced by our personal experiences, they are common in everyone’s life. For example, being chased, being attacked, or falling.
Brains Are Active While Dreaming
You would think that you are sleeping calmly and serenely, but in reality your brain is more active during sleep than during the day. During dreams, your mind is learning, solving problems, and also filing, sorting, and making sense of all the information you absorbed in your waking hour.
Blind People Experience Dreams Too
People who were born blind don’t see anything at all, they still dream, and their dreams are just as deep and fascinating, but they engross the other senses beside sight.
You Can’t Read While Dreaming, Or Tell The Time
If you are confused whether you are dreaming or not, try to read something. The immense mass of people is unable to read in their dreams. The same goes for clocks: every time you gaze at a clock it will tell an unusual time and the hands on the clock won’t appear to be moving.