One-third of your life is spent sleeping.
In an average lifetime, you would have spent a
total of about six years of it dreaming. That is more than 2,100 days spent in a
Dreams have been here as long as mankind. Back in the Roman Era, profound
and significant dreams were submitted to the Senate for analysis and
Most healthy people have dreams. Some people don't believe they dream at
night when in fact they just don't remember.
Dreams are indispensable. A lack of dream activity may imply some protein
deficiency or a personality disorder.
On average, you can dream anywhere from one to two hours every night. Moreover,
you can have four to seven dreams in one night.
Blind people do dream. Whether visual images
appear in their dreams depend on whether they were blind at birth or
became blind later in life. But vision is not the only sense that constitutes a
dream. Sound, tactility, and smell become hypersensitive for the blind and their
dreams are based on these senses.
Five minutes after the end of the dream, half the content is forgotten. After
ten minutes, 90% is lost.
The word dream stems from the Middle English word, dreme which means
"joy" and "music".
Men tend to dream more about other men, while women dream equally about men and
Studies have shown that your brain waves are more
active when you are dreaming than when we are awake.
Dreamers who are awakened right after REM sleep, are able to recall their dreams
more vividly than those who slept through the night until morning.
Physiologically speaking, researchers found that
during dreaming REM sleep, males experience erections and females experience
increased vaginal blood flow, regardless the content of the dream. In fact,
"wet dreams" may not necessarily coincide with overtly sexual dream
People who are in the process of giving up smoking tend to have longer and more
Toddlers do not dream about themselves. They do not
appear in their own dreams until the age of 3 or 4.
If you are snoring, then you cannot be dreaming.
Nightmares are common in children, typically beginning
at around age 3 and occurring up to age 7-8.
In a poll, 67% of Americans have experienced Deja Vu in their dreams,
occurring more often in females than males.
Around 3% of adults suffer from sleep apnea. This treatable condition leads to
unexplained tiredness and inefficiency.
According to a research study, the most common setting for dreams is your
It is very normal for males to experience an erection during the REM stage of
sleep, even when they are not dreaming anything of a sexual nature.
The original meaning of the word "nightmare" was a female spirit
who besets people at night while they sleep.
In dreams, negative emotions tend to
occur twice as often as pleasant feelings. Fear and anxiety are the most
commonly expressed emotions in dreams, followed by anger and sadness.