8 Common Facts About Dream
- Blind People Dream: People who become 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. It is hard for a seeing person to imagine, but the body’s need for sleep is so strong that is able to handle virtually all physical situations to make it happen.
- You Forget 90% Of Your Dreams: Within 5 minutes of waking, half of your dream is forgotten, within 10, 90% is gone. The famous poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, woke one morning having had a fantastic dream, he put pen to paper and began to describe his “vision in a dream” in what was become one of English’s most famous poem.
- Dream and Psychosis: In a recent sleep study, students who were awakened at the beginning of each dream, but still allowed their 8 hours to sleep, all experienced difficulty in concentration, irritability, hallucinations and signs of psychosis after only 3 days.
- We Only Dream Of What We Know: Our dreams are frequently full of strangers who play out certain parts- did you know that our mind is not inventing those faces- they are real faces of real people that you have seen during your life but may not know or remember? The evil killer of your latest dream may be the guy who Pumped petrol in your dad’s car when you were just a little kid. We have all seen thousands of faces through our life, so we have an endless supply of characters for our brain to utilize during our dreams.
- Not Everyone Dreams In Colour: A full 12% of sighted dream exclusively in black and white. It is unknown whether the impact of a dream relating to violence or death is more emotionally charged for a person who dreams in colour than one who dreams in black and white.
- Dreams Are Not About What They Are About: If you dream about some particular subject it is not often that the dream is about that. Dreams speak in a deeply symbolic language. The unconscious mind tries to compare your dream to something else, which is similar.
- You Are Paralysed While You Sleep: Believe or not your body is virtually paralysed during your sleep- most likely to prevent your body from acting out aspect of your dream. 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 paralysed.
- More Facts: When you are snoring, you are not dreaming. Toddlers do not dream about themselves until the age of 3. If you are awakened out of REM sleep, you are more likely to remember your dream in a more vivid way than you would if you woke from a full night sleep.