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.
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.