Friday, July 1, 2011

15 dream facts.

1. You forget 90% of your dreams. Within 5 minutes of walking, half of your dreams is forgotten. Within 10, 90% is gone.
2. Blind people also dream. People who are 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 senses of sound, smell touch and emotion.
3. Everybody dreams. Every human dreams (except on case 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. Our mind is not inventing faces - in our dreams we see real faces of real people that we have seen during out life but may not know or remember. We have all seen hundreds of thousands of faces throught our lives, so we have an endless supply of characters for out brain to utilize during our dreams.
5. 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 1950s maintain 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 color media.
6. 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 is most unlikely to be a symbol for itself.
7. Emotions. The most common emotion in dreams is anxiety. Negative emotions are more common than positive ones.
8. 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. Studies have been done on my different animals, and they all show the same brain waves during dreaming sleep as humans. Watch a dog sleep sometimes. The paw move like they are running and they make yipping sound as if they are chasing something in a dream.
10. Body Paralysis. Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is normal stage of sleeping characterized by rapid movements of the eyes. REM sleep in adult human typically occupies 20-25% of total sleep, about 90-120 minutes of night’s sleep.
Durning REM sleep the body is paralyzed by a mechanism in the brain in order to prevent movements which occur in the dream from causing the physical body to move. However, it is possible for the mechanism to be triggered before, during, or after normal sleep while the brain awakens.
11. 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 gutair during your sleep.
12. 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 women’s dream contains almost an equal number of men and women. Aside from that, men generally have more aggressive emotions in their dreams that the female lot.
13. Precognitive dreams. Results of several surveys across large population sets indicate that between 18% and 38% of people have experianced at least one precognitive dream and 70% of experianced deja 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. This fact is repeated all over the Internet, but it’s a bit suspicious whether it’s really true as it haven’t found any scientific evidence to support it.
15. You can experience an orgasm in your dream. You cannot only have sex as pleasurable as in your real life while dreaming, but also experience an orgasm as strong as a real one, without any wet result. The sensations felt while lucid dreaming (touch, pleasure and ect.) can be as pleasurable and strong as the sensation experienced in the real world.

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