Dreaming is one of the most interesting experiences in our lives. Every human no matter what they claim see dreams. Only people suffering from extreme personality disorders don’t dream. Here are few interesting facts about dreams you probably don’t know.
1. Depression can cause you to Dream up to 3-4 Times more than normal
In the 1970s, psychologists noted that people suffering from depression also report more dreams than average. In fact, people who are clinically depressed may dream three or four times as much. The quality of REM dreams (also called “paradoxical sleep”) is different too: more intense emotions, more negative themes, more nightmares, and more unpleasant dreams, in general.(source)
2. The most common dream for people to have is that of “Teeth Falling Out”
Dreams of falling teeth are the most common dreams that Dream Moods receives. The typical dream scenarios include having your teeth crumble in your hands, fall out one by one with just a light tap, grow crooked or start to rot. (Source)
3. There is a Lucid-Dreaming Mask. it produces sound & light cues which are incorporated into your dream and help you become lucid.
It uses infra-red sensors to detect when you are in REM sleep. It then produces sound and light cues which are incorporated into your dream and help you become lucid.(source)
4. Our body is virtually paralyzed during sleep, most likely to prevent our body from acting out aspects of our dreams.
According to the Wikipedia, “Glands begin to secrete a hormone that helps induce sleep and neurons send signals to the spinal cord which cause the body to relax and later become essentially paralyzed.
5. We forget 90% of our dreams.
Within the first 5 minutes of waking up, a person forgets 50% of his/her dream. Within 10, nearly 90% is forgotten.
6. In Our Dreams, We Only See Faces That We already 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. 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 dreams.
7. Dreams are Symbolic
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.