A few interesting facts about dreams

27 Jan

1. We forget 90% of our dreams
Within 5 minutes of waking, half of your dream is forgotten. Within 10, 90% is gone.

2. Blind people also dream
People who became 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 other senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion.

3. Everybody dreams
Every human being dreams (except in cases 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 know
Our mind is not inventing faces – in our dreams we see real faces of real people that we have seen during our life but may not know or remember.

5. Not everybody dreams in color
A full 12% of sighted people dream in black and white.

6. Emotions
The most common emotion experienced in dreams is anxiety. Negative emotions are more common than positive ones.

7. Animals dream too

8. Body paralysis
During REM sleep the body is paralyzed by a mechanism in the brain in order to prevent the movements which occur in the dream from causing the physical body to move. However, it is possible for this mechanism to be triggered before, during, or after normal sleep while the brain awakens.

9. Dream incorporation
This means that sometimes, while we dream, we hear a sound from reality and incorporate it in a dream.

10. Men and women dream differently
Around 70% of the characters in a man’s dream are other men. On the other hand, a woman’s dream contains almost an equal number of men and women.

11.You can experience an orgasm in your dream 😉

12. Precognitive dreams 🙂
This is how I understand these dreams: while we are dreaming, our mind is able to connects together parts of informations and observations that we may normally overlook or that we do not seriously consider or information we are not aware that we have. Our unconscious mind knows what will/may happen before we consciously piece together the same information.


Posted by on January 27, 2010 in Uncategorized



11 responses to “A few interesting facts about dreams

  1. gdare

    January 28, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    It needs to be awaken for about 3 minutes to remember everything dreamt – and in 5 minutes we start to forget :doh: So we have only 2 tiny minutes to remember our dreams :left:

  2. AnitaMargita

    January 28, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Interesting entry, Mira! :up: Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. WinterForLady

    January 29, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Darko, sometimes I remember many details from a dream and sometimes I can only remember if I dreamed something nice or something bad. Do you dream in colors?Anči, Thank you :happy: You know that I'm interested in dreams, mostly from a psychological aspect.

  4. gdare

    January 29, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Originally posted by MirabelaTM:

    Do you dream in colors?

    Yes I do. One of the best dreams I ever had was a dream about flying over a deep blue sea. It felt magnifficent. Also, flying among stars, they flew around me in different colours and in my dream I was so big and could see stars moving between my fingers :happy:

  5. WinterForLady

    February 4, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Very beautiful dreams 🙂 Once I dreamed I was flying over the mountains and green fields. When I woke up I was feeling so good.

  6. gdare

    February 5, 2010 at 7:02 am

    :sing: Fly like an eagle….

  7. WinterForLady

    February 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    ABBA? 🙂

  8. gdare

    February 6, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Nope 😆 Neville Brothers, Seal, maybe some more bands or singers… check on You Tube 🙂

  9. WinterForLady

    February 23, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks. I checked and it's nice :)I heard it before. He he ABBA also has a song Eagle, but the lyrics is different.

  10. gyng

    February 27, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Yeah…ABBA's song is very good…Anyway, nice post 😉 …It must be very strange dreaming in black and white :right: 🙂

  11. WinterForLady

    February 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Yes, that song is pretty moving :sing: Thank you :heart: Yeah, it must be strange, some researches have shown that before the color TV appeared more people dreamed in black and white. Really it make sense. I dream sometimes in episodes 🙂


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