Thursday, September 29, 2011

FACTS on dreams

Within 5 minutes of waking half of your dream is forgotten. Within 10, 90%
is gone.

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

Every human being dreams (except in cases of extreme psychological
disorder). If you think you are not dreaming you just forget your dreams.

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. We
have all seen hundreds of thousands of faces throughout our lives, so we
have an endless supply of characters for our brain to utilize during our

A full 12% of sighted people dream exclusively in black and white. The
remaining number dream in full color. Studies from 1915 through to the
1950s maintained that the majority of dreams were in black and white, but
these results began to change in the 1960s. Today only 4.4% of the dreams
of under-25 year-olds are in black and white. Recent research has
suggested that those changing results may be linked to the switch from
black-and-white film and TV to color media.

If you dream about some particular subject it is not often that the dream
is about that. Dreams speak in a deeply symbolic language. Whatever symbol
your dream picks on it is most unlikely to be a symbol for itself.

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

On average you can dream anywhere from one or two hours every night.

Studies have been done on many different animals, and they all show the
same brain waves during dreaming sleep as humans. Watch a dog sleeping
sometime. The paws move like they are running and they make yipping sounds
as if they are chasing something in a dream.

Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is a normal stage of sleep characterized by
rapid movements of the eyes. REM sleep in adult humans typically occupies
20-25% of total sleep, about 90-120 minutes of a night's sleep.
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.

Our mind interprets the external stimuli that our senses are bombarded
with when we are asleep and make them a part of our dreams. This means
that sometimes in our dreams we hear a sound from reality and incorporate
it in a way. For example you may be dreaming that you are in a concert
while your brother is playing a guitar during your sleep.

Men tend to dream more about other men. 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. Aside from that, men
generally have more aggressive emotions in their dreams than the female

Results of several surveys across large population sets indicate that
between 18% and 38% of people have experienced at least one precognitive
dream and 70% have experienced dvu.The percentage of persons that believe
precognitive dreaming is possible is even higher ranging from 63% to 98%.
*Precognition, also called future sight, refers to perception that
involves the acquisition of future information that cannot be deduced from
presently available and normally acquired sense-based information.

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