We all have a close relationship with our dream. May it be a nightmare-waking up and thanking God that it was just a dream that makes us regret it once we wake up.
“For in dreams, we enter an entirely our world. Let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide the highest cloud” – Dumbledore.
Amazing Facts About Dreams
Here is a list of some of the amazing facts about your dream, some of which are relatable and some facts are weird but true:
It is impossible to dream when an individual is snoring.
Dreamers sometimes dream about falling when they wake up with a sudden jerk, and this “falling dream” generally happens at the beginning of the night. While dreaming, the prefrontal cortex of our brain, generally used for logic or reasoning, is not active. So however weird or illogical a dream might seem, we still interact with it and carry-on dreaming.
Chronic smokers who suddenly quit smoking have more vivid dreams than when they had been a smoker before!
Babies don’t dream about themselves until about 3 years of age. Most of the dreams seen by newborns are nightmares that are believed to act as a coping mechanism in their system.
5. How much do we Dream a Year?
An average person has between 1460 to 2190 a year! An individual spends 6 years of his total life span dreaming. An individual can control their dream. Being mindful while dreaming and preparing the night before we see a dream can keep us in control of the dream. We can even decide the decisions or paths we choose in our dream.
6. Paralyzed While Dreaming
While dreaming, the body is paralyzed! So, moving your body suddenly during a nightmare often breaks the dream and results in waking up (fortunately!). If you want to continue with the dream after waking up, stay in the same position while sleeping as sudden movement releases the muscle tension and turns off the dream.
7. Television Affects our Dream
Television indeed affects our dreams. It was found that 80% of the participants under the age of 30 had dreams in color, while 20% of the participants over 60 had black and white dreams. It is seen that the individuals who have watched black and white television are prone to have dreams in monochrome.
8. Effects of Age
Most of us dream every 90 minutes and the longest dreams, which span about 30-45 minutes, occur in the mornings. Within 5 minutes of walking, up to 50% of the dream is forgotten, and 90% is wiped off our brain in about 10 minutes. The ability to recall a dream decreases with age. Age affects the intensity of a dream as well as their quality. It affects men more than women.
9. Can a Fetus Dream?
Even a fetus dream. Though they cannot have a visual dream, their dream comprises sound, touch, and feel. Pregnant women have dreams about childbirth that start around the later third trimester. Surprisingly, the dreams are more of death and towards the morbid side.
10. Where are Dreams Originated?
It is believed that they originate in the belly, and some often believe that the liver is the seed of all dreams.