Dreams, we all have them. Some of us tend to remember most of them while others tend to forget them. I was thinking of doing a two parts for this post. Today’s post will be about the Top 10 interesting facts about dreams. These facts for the most part surprised me and I hope you will find them interesting as well. The second part of the post which will be up. It will be the dream tag, so be on the look out for that. Now without further ado, let’s get started with Top 10 interesting facts about dreams.
Top 10 interesting facts about dreams
- 6 years dreaming: Studies show that the average person spends about 6 years of their life dreaming!
- Dreaming about people you met: It is impossible to dream about someone you haven’t seen before, so that scary lady that was chasing you with a chainsaw is probably someone you have seen before.
- Dream festival: The Iroquois have an annual dream-sharing festival in which they act out their dreams, either literally or in pantomime.
- Sleep paralysis: As many as 40% of people have experienced some sort of sleep paralysis. It occurs when the sleeper wakes up and recolonizes that he/she can’t move. This can last up to a minute!
- Daydreaming: Psychologists think daydreaming and dreams during sleep may be related. The only difference being the cognitive processes involved.
- Archangel Gabriel: The archangel Gabriel is considered the archangel of childbirth, emotions, and dreams.
- Shorter dreams: Children tend to have shorter dreams compared to adults. Of those dreams 40% of them are nightmares. Scientists believe this acts like a coping mechanism.
- Males dream about males: Males tend to dream about other males more often than females. Females tend to dream about females and males equally.
- Black and white TV, black and white dreams: Those who grew up with black and white TV are more likely to dream in black and white.
- Lucid dreaming: Lucid dreaming occurs when there is a state of partial or complete awareness during the dream state.
- An oneironaut is someone who lucidly dreams.
- Egyptian pharaohs were considered children of Ra (Egyptian sun god) and, thus, their dreams were seen as being divine.
- Oneirology is the scientific study of dreams.
- Pregnant women are more likely to remember their dreams.
- Hypnagogic hallucinations are dreamlike images and sounds that may occur just as a person is falling asleep or waking up.
Interesting right? I actually didn’t know most of these facts. I also hope you guys enjoyed the extra 5 facts that I included. In the comments below, tell me what kind of posts I should do next. Also let me know which fact was the most interesting.