Do you have dreams? Well, even if you think you don’t, you Gotta check this out!I know most of you might have never heard these Amazing Facts about Human Dreams which you will be reading in this hub. Surely, some of you will say… “Really?”, or “Was that even possible?..”
To prove my point, continue reading below and be amaze!
Fact #1: Blind people have dream too
Blind people who were not born blind see images in their dreams but people who were born blind don’t see anything at all. They still dream, and their dreams are just as intense and interesting, but they involve the other senses beside sight.
Fact 2:You can’t read while dreaming, or even tell the time
If you are unsure whether you are dreaming or not, try reading something. The vast majority of people are incapable of reading in their dreams. The same goes for clocks: each time you look at a clock it will tell a different time and the hands on the clock won’t appear to be moving as reported by lucid dreamers.
Fact #3: Lucid dreaming
There is a whole subculture of people practicing what is called lucid or conscious dreaming. Using various techniques, these people have supposedly learned to assume control of their dreams and do amazing things like flying, passing through walls, and traveling to different dimensions or even back in time.
Fact #4:Gender differences
Interestingly, 70% of all the characters in a man’s dream are other men, but women’s dream contain an equal amount of women and men. Also, men’s dreams contain a lot more aggression. Both women and men dream about sexual themes equally often.
Fact #5: Sleep paralysis
Hell is real and it is called sleep paralysis. It’s the stuff of true nightmares. I know many of us can attest to how truly horrible it is. Two characteristics of sleep paralysis are the inability to move (hence paralysis) and a sense of an extremely evil presence in the room with you. It doesn’t feel like a dream, but 100% real. Studies show that during an attack, sleep paralysis sufferers show an overwhelming amygdala activity. The amygdala is responsible for the “fight or flight” instinct and the emotions of fear, terror and anxiety.
Fact #6:Premonition dreams
There are some astounding cases where people actually dreamt about things which happened to them later, in the exact same ways they dreamed about. You could say they got a glimpse of the future, or it might have just been coincidence. The fact remains that this is some seriously interesting and bizarre phenomena. Some of the most famous premonition dreams include:
- Abraham Lincoln dreamt of His Assassination
- Many of the victims of 9/11 had dreams warning them about the catastrophe
- Mark Twain’s dream of his brother’s demise
- 19 verified precognitive dreams about the Titanic catastrophe
Fact #7: Increased brain activity
You would associate sleeping with peace and quiet, but do you know that our brains are more active during sleep than during the day?
Fact #8: 90% of our dream is lost the first minute we wake up
We always dream—most of us just don’t remember it.
Many claim that they don’t dream at all, but that’s not true: we all dream, but up to 60% of people don’t remember their dreams at all and get this conclusion that they did not have dreams. However, there are also those who can’t remember their dreams but when they wake up, they’d still get them.
Fact #9: We only see faces that we already know
It has been proven that in our dreams we can only see faces that we have seen in real life before. The human brain is responsible for many complex creations, but it can’t invent the image of people. So the “strangers” that you meet in your dreams actually have the faces of people who you’ve once seen in your real life but forgotten, like your childhood mailman or that guy bumped into on the side walk that one time.
Chances are that you’ve laid their eyes on more than a few individuals, and so the brain as a huge cast of characters to play with when you drift off to sleep. Except for in the case of extreme psychological disorder, every human being dreams. Dreams are a window into the subconscious. Even though most of the time, they’re completely random, disorganized, and we forget 90% of them within 10 minutes of waking up; many people have drawn inspiration from their dreams. Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein was a based on a dream that she had.
So beware where you’re looking: that creepy old lady next to you on the bus might as well be in your next nightmare!
Fact #10: Oftentimes Dreams tend to be negative
Surprisingly, dreams are more often negative than positive. Have you noticed too? The three most widely reported emotions felt during dreaming are anger, sadness and fear.
Fact #11: Humans have several dreams per night
You can have up to seven different dreams per night. The average person dreams one to two hours every night.
Fact #12: Not everyone dreams in color
Studies show as much as 12% of people only dream in black and white.
Fact #13: Human beings spend roughly around 6 years of their lifetime dreaming
Studies show that humans roughly spend around 1/3 of our lives sleeping, getting the same chances of dreaming.
Fact #14: If you avoid your sleep for more than 10 to 15 days, you will die
Getting Suspicious about this? Try it! But I suggest, this fact had already been proven!
JESLY MARVIE T. GASPAY
LNU ABCOM INTERN