Have you ever wondered why some people dream and others don’t? Or how long do we dream each night? Here are all the curiosities about the dream you should know. Are you ready to be amazed?
15 curiosities about the dream
The dream has fascinated men and women throughout the world since time immemorial. The dream representation has raised hundreds of doubts. Therefore, we want to tell you some curiosities that will surely leave you with your mouth open.
1. We all dream.
It doesn’t matter if you remember your dream in the morning, we all dream every night! However, while some people can remember one, two or more dreams, other people are unable to do so.
Note: Only those people who suffer from an REM disorder do not dream at night but the percentage is very small.
2. There is something called “sleep paralysis.”
It is not a nightmare but a condition suffered by thousands of people in the world. Sleep paralysis disables the person who suffers from doing any kind of voluntary movement for some time, usually between sleep and wakefulness.
3. We use about 6 years of our life dreaming.
That without adding, of course, the time we spent daydreaming. Every night, we dream several times for periods of between 5 and 20 minutes. If we calculate the projection of current life, we conclude that we would spend about six years with our dreams.
4. Curiosities about sleep: we forget dreams a few minutes after waking up.
Mostly, dreams are easily forgotten. Has it happened to you to try to tell someone a dream and feel it was fading from your mind? This occurs because the way we process information and store it in memory is not the same as the way our mind dreams.
5. Some people dream things that then happen.
It’s about the famous premonitory dreams. There is no scientific explanation about it, but there are cases of people who dreamed of situations that eventually happened. For example:
- Abraham Lincoln dreamed of his murder.
- Some people dreamed of the tragedy of the Titanic.
- It has been said that some victims of the attack on the Twin Towers had dreamed of a possible catastrophe.
6. Some of the most famous inventions in history were based on dreams.
As you read, some inventors have changed humanity as we knew it based on their dreams. This is the case of Larry Page, creator of Google, James Watson, discoverer of the double spiral of DNA, and Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine.
7. Dreams between men and women tend to be very different.
Some studies have observed that, while women mainly dream of family and friends in familiar situations, men tend to have more aggressive dreams, where problematic encounters with other men predominate.
8. Curiosities about sleep: our brain does not rest at night.
We usually associate the dream with a moment of rest and peace and imagine that our brain “goes out.” However, as you should already be suspecting, this is not so: the brain is active while we sleep and for this reason, dreams occur.
9. Some people dream in black and white.
Most of the time we dream of color but some people do it in black and white. You may also dream in black and white in isolation. Has it happened to you?
10. Most people cannot read in a dream.
Have you ever dreamed that you read in your dream? Or that you face an exam? Reading a sheet in a dream is not something simple and many people cannot do it. For this reason, there are so many dreams of failed exams. The same goes for reading the time.
11. Curiosities about sleep: it is believed that animals also dream.
It has not been proven (and in fact, doing so is quite complex), however, it is suspected that animals also dream. Have you seen your dog moving its legs and moaning while it sleeps? It seems that the explanation is that you are dreaming!
12. Sometimes it is possible to guide the dream.
Lucid dreams are situations in which we are aware of what we are dreaming and, in some way, we manage to manipulate the content of the dream at our whim.
13. We dream more about negative things than positive ones.
It is not known why; However, several investigations have concluded that negative dreams tend to be more frequent than positive ones. Emotions such as anxiety, fear, and despair appeared in studies more repeatedly than happiness and love.
14. Curiosities about sleep: blind people also dream.
Not seeing does not prevent those blind people from dreaming. Many dreams of images, while others do so through their other senses such as touch, smell or hearing.
15. We only dream of faces we have ever seen.
So you know: if you ever dream of being chased or attacked and you can see the face of your assailant, surely it is someone you know or have seen on public transport.
Have we surprised you with these curiosities about the dream? Surely tonight, when you go to sleep, you will remember some of this information. Sweet Dreams!