15 Interesting Facts About Dreams


Discover the most interesting facts about dreams in this article!

Have you ever wondered why some people dream and others don’t? How long do we dream every night? In this article, we reveal all the interesting facts about dreams you should know. Are you ready to be surprised?

Dreams have fascinated people all over the world since the beginning of mankind. And the meaning of the dream aroused hundreds of doubts. Today, I’m going to share with you a fact that is sure to leave you speechless.

1) Everyone dreams

Did you know that everyone dreams every night, except for those who suffer from some disorders, such as REM disorder?

It doesn’t matter if you wake up in the morning and remember your dream or not. We all dream every night! Some people can remember one, two, or more dreams, others cannot.

*Note : Only people with REM disorder do not dream at night, but a very small percentage of this population.

2) A ‘sleep paralysis’ condition exists

Sleep paralysis is not a nightmare , it is a condition that affects thousands of people around the world. In this state, the  afflicted person becomes incapacitated and is generally unable to perform any kind of voluntary movement between sleep and wake states.

3) Dreaming of 6 years of life

Not to mention the time we spend daydreaming, of course!

Every night we dream several times over a period of between 5 and 20 minutes. So, if we calculate with our current life expectancy, we can conclude that, on average, people spend about six years dreaming.

4) After waking up, you forget your dream within a few minutes

In most cases, dreams are easily forgotten. Have you ever tried to tell someone about a dream and the thought has already crossed your mind?

This happens because the way information is processed and stored in memory is not the same as the way the mind dreams.

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5) Some people dream about things that happened in the past

The hunch eventually reveals what happens in real life.

Yes. We’re talking about a hunch . There is no scientific explanation for this yet, but there are known examples of people dreaming about what will happen later. For example:

  • There are those who claim that Abraham Lincoln dreamed of his assassination.
  • Some people say they dreamed of the tragedy of the Titanic.
  • Some victims of the 9/11 attacks said they dreamed of a possible catastrophe.

6) There are famous inventions based on dreams

As you know, some inventors have changed mankind based on their dreams. Like Larry Page, founder of Google, James Watson, discoverer of the DNA double helix, and Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine!

7) Men’s dreams and women’s dreams can be different

Some studies have found that while women primarily dream of family and friends in familiar situations, men tend to have more aggressive dreams that involve aggressive encounters with other men.  Usually it’s because men are still socialized more aggressively.

8) The brain doesn’t rest at night

People tend to think of sleep as a time of rest and peace, imagining that their brain “stops” when they sleep. But that’s not true. The brain is active even while we sleep, and that’s how we dream.

9) Some people have black and white dreams

Most of the time we dream in color, but some people dream in black and white. In fact, we sometimes dream in black and white in isolated cases. Have you ever had a dream like this?

10) Most People Can’t Read in Dreams

Reading time in a dream is something not everyone can do.

Have you ever dreamed while reading a book? Or have you ever had that when you were about to take a test somewhere? Reading paper in a dream is not a simple task, and in fact many cannot do it. That’s why so many dreams of failed exams!

The same goes for looking at the clock.

11) Animals Can Dream

Although this fact has not been proven, it is very complicated to prove. However , it is suspected that animals also dream. Have you ever seen a dog wag and moan while sleeping? The easiest explanation for this phenomenon is that the dog is dreaming!

12) Sometimes it is possible to guide and change dreams

A lucid dream is knowing what we are dreaming of and being able to somehow change it at will.

13) Dreaming of more negatives than positives

Scientists don’t know why. However, various studies have shown that negative dreams tend to occur more frequently than positive dreams. Emotions such as anxiety, fear, and despair were more prevalent in the study than happiness and love.

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Just because they can’t see doesn’t mean they can’t dream. In fact, many people dream of images, but others dream through other senses such as touch, smell or hearing.

15) We only dream about the faces we see

Now you will know. If you dream of being chased or attacked and you see the face of the perpetrator, it must be someone you know or have seen somewhere!

Are you surprised by interesting facts about dreams? You’ll probably be reminded of this fun piece of information when you go to bed today. Hope you have a nice dream!


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