国外来源地址：What are some mind-blowing facts about our dreams?
1.) Humans are born with a special trait and that trait is "Dreaming" .
2.) Dreams are visual+audio.
A video of mixture of our thoughts , wishes , fears and the scenarios, we see in our daily lives, that play in our minds, whenever, we are sleeping.
3.) Dreams are Identified with REM.
Rapid Eye Movement Sleep is a type of sleep in which our eyes move rapidly in differently directions indicating an active brain activity. The brain is active as it is when we are awake.
4.) Non-REM dreams
Dreams happen without REM too.
5.) Animals can dream too.
We may see our pet moving their paws- could be a sign of dreaming.
6.) Blind people dream too.
People who are born blind too have Dreams (Only Audio).
7.) 12% People dream in black and white. Before colour television, people used to dream in black and white.
8.) Deaf people get sign language dreams.
9.) Dreams are generated by the Subconscious mind which is a way more powerful than the conscious mind .
Our subconscious mind stores all those things that we see , feel or listen in our entire lives.
Subconscious mind >>>>> Conscious mind
Subconscious mind mixes all those thoughts , feelings , scenarios and present them in our minds as a distorted situation.
10.) While we are dreaming , 99% of the time, we can't make out difference between reality and a dream.
11.) We can never remember-Starting of Dream
In a dream, we find ourselves in the middle of a situation. We never really remember that how that situation started.
12.) We have multiple dreams in a single sleep cycle
They can be interrelated or not.
We might not always remember them.
13.) We can continue same dream after waking up and falling asleep again.
14.) We tend to believe what we see in dreams.
For eg , if we are dreaming to be in 10th grade but in reality we passed that years ago , our mind ignores the details of the reality and tends to believe that and start to live in that dream.
15.) Subconscious mind tests us in situations. Whatever we do in those situations reveal the kind of person we are.
Sub-consious mind knows that what kind of person we truly are .
16.) Sleeping Position plays an important role in kind of/emotion of dream.
17.) Human mind is incapable of inventing new faces. We dream about faces we see somewhere, even for a second, saved by our subconscious mind.
Dreams create new places in our minds . These places might be distorted places of mixture of houses, places, buildings, monuments, water bodies, deserts, mountains etc that we see in our real lives, movies or games etc. This part of dream is known as "Dreamscape" .
Dreamscapes, sometimes, defy the laws of physics, for eg: flying in our dreams.
Sometimes, these things prove to be negative because we make out that we are dreaming but mostly, our mind ignores that and starts believing.
Subconscious mind generates better dreamscapes than conscious mind.
19.) We can't write , read or tell time in our dreams.
20.) Time Dilation- Time and Dreams have a strong connection. we dream about 2-3 minutes and sleep the rest of time but those 2-3 minutes pass very slowly in dreams.
21.) We tend to wake up for the ideas of philosophy, life and science which can’t be processed/have no proof of existence.
Eg: Waking up to the idea of falling into a black hole or ghosts etc.
22.) Would you ever wake up?
if we are having a nightmare- if we are dying in our dream , we immediately wake up.
We can’t process the idea of life after death, this is why it is never completed.
For eg , if we are falling off a building , we don't hit the ground , we wake up.
What if we ever hit the ground ?
We will hit the ground if we are sedated. Possibly three things could happen-
A. we will pass out.
B. enter "Limbo".
C. Could even die believing that ! maybe this how people die in sleep.
A limbo is a deep dream state in which reality is far away from reality.
In a limbo , we totally believe in our dream living a sort of whole life. It is difficult to getup. In this case , limbo will be like becoming a soul and that continues forever.
People in sedation (for long time) enter Limbo.
There are stories of people waking up from comma after living in a limbo.
24.) “Lucid dreaming" is an act of remembering that we are dreaming- which is practised worldwide.
We can do whatever we want, anything would be visualised in such a dream. We would have control on our actions- could explore beautiful dreamscapes, fly etc
25.) Lucid Drugs are available illegally.
Lucid dreaming is a type of act which sometimes seem to be pleasurable .
Some people find solace by lucid dreaming but the end of a lucid dream can be bitter.
Some people want to dream what they want to, some unfulfilled dreams, new experiences, meeting a deceased loved one etc.
They want to continue on dreaming even during the day, so they take an illegal and extremely potent hallucinogenic drug called Dimethyltryptamine.
28.) Sleep walking is a dangerous example of Parasomnia.
29.) Sleep Paralysis.
In a dream state, our body is paralysed.
After a lucid dream or a normal one, it is hard to wake up such that even fingers don't move and voice doesn't come out.
This is known as sleep paralysis.
30.) Insomniac people do not sleep but still dream.
32.) Some Scientists invented things by dreaming.
33.) Sexual Dreams- Men have them too common but women have them too.
34.) Role Playing Dreams
Eg: Gamers have different dreams, gamers often dream about role playing.
In the dream, they could be someone else, maybe, of a different gender and culture, living in some other country.
35.) People doing consistently mathematics may solve equations in dreams.
Similarly, with chemistry and other subjects.
36.) The reason of Common Dreams are generally unexplainable according to science .
37.) The reality of dreams is unknown .
The reality of dreams is that we ourselves are creating all those pictures in our mind but we ignore that because our subconscious mind is so fast and powerful that we forget the fact that we ourselves are doing that.
Remember, when we are in a middle of a dream and we fear a particular things and that thing appears ?
At that time our subconscious mind slows down .
39.) According to religious beliefs and philosophy- our dreams indicate something that might be future or a special message conveyed via a dream.
If we write down our dreams daily , we can make out something.
Whether good or bad but Dreams are a beautiful way of exploring ourselves.
40.) We spend around 1/3 of our lives dreaming.
So , we can say that dreams are an alternate reality of our lives.
Siddhant Bajola studied at United College of Engineering and Research, Allahabad (2020)
1. You forget 90% of your dreams
2. In our dreams, we only see faces that we already know. You may or may not remember these people, but your brain is definitely not inventing faces!
3. You can dream four to seven times in one night!
4. Blind People also Dream. Their dreams contains only sounds.(for those who are blind from the birth)
5. Not Everybody Dreams in Color
6. Dreams are Symbolic
7. You can have four to seven dreams in one night.
8. Animals Dream Too
9. Men tend to dream more about other men. Around 70% of the characters in a man’s dream are other men. On the other hand, a woman’s dream contains almost an equal number of men and women.
10. If you are snoring, then you cannot be dreaming.
11. A number of people believe that it is possible to have a "precognitive dream", in which you experience a future sight in their dream. This is what is called deja vu. About 70% people experience deja vu.
12. It is believed that recurring dreams are a sign of your mind telling you something. For example, if you dream about your teeth breaking, it could be a sign from your mind to take care of your teeth!
13. You don't have to be asleep to dream. Wakeful dreaming involves tapping into your imagination.
14. You cannot read or tell time in your dreams.
15. The average person has about 1,460 dreams a year. That’s about four per night.
16. “Old Hag Syndrome”,or sleep paralysis, occurs in as many as 40% of all people. It happens when a sleeper wakes, recognizes his or her surroundings but is unable to move for as long as a minute. The folklore explanation is that it is caused by a witch, or an old hag, who was coming to get you in your sleep.
17. In general, pregnant women remember dreams more than other populations. This is largely due to the extreme hormonal changes during pregnancy.
18. You can experience orgasms as strong and as pleasurable as real ones!
19. Anxiety and negative emotions are most commonly experienced while dreaming. We experience more nightmares than normal dreams...
20. The scientific study of dreams is known as oneirology (Latin oneiros: dream, ology: writing).
21. According to Plato, dreams originate in the organs of the belly. Plato describes the liver in particular as the biological seat of dreams.
22. Human beings spend roughly around 6 years of their life dreaming.
Jyoti Prakash Engineer
Dreams are one of the mysterious & interesting experiences in our lives which may give us hints about future or can be just outcome of our daily lives. Here is some strange psychological facts about Dreams:
* Controlling Your Dreams
Little did you know, people in fact can control their dreams, it’s called Lucid Dreaming. Despite the person becoming aware of their dreaming, he or she continues to dream by focusing on the dream and not letting the mind completely awaken.
* We Don’t Need Eyes
Most people think that blind people can’t dream, or as clearly as regular sighted people. In fact people with blindness dream as vividly as regular people, their dreams are enhanced through other sensory perceptions of touch and greater depth of the dream itself. 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.
* Dreams Speak Through Our Subconscious
You might have felt similar dreams reoccurring repeatedly. That might be an undone task or feeling in the mind that needs to performed or accomplished in reality. These sort of dreams act as a reminder for the job to be done. So once you know this is happening, recall your life and asses what needs to be done.
* Dreams Spark Inventions
It was thought the best ideas are thought off on the toilet seat, but history has to prove that dreams play a vital role in sparking ideas for great inventions to be born. Dreams are responsible for many of greatest invention. a few example include:
Alternating current generator -Tesla, Periodic table - Dimitri Mendeleyev, The sewing machine - Elias Howe, Google - Lary page
* Color Televisions Color Dreams
Since the arrival of color television, the average person dreaming in color has greatly increased, whereas earlier it was black and white for 12% of dreamers.
* Dreams Are Symbolic
In a list of psychological facts this aspect of dreams plays a vital role. Dreams don’t always tend to be easy to understand, neither are they instantly clear to remember.
They are however cleverly symbolic, during our lives our dreams relate different things to provide a message, with elements that are brain can quickly process.
* Dreams Give a Sense of Déjà Vu
You must have said to yourself “Hey I’ve seen this somewhere” “I’ve been here before” that is called Precognitive Dreaming. Even though you are in the present, your dream has given you a faint impression of what might turn out to be – a piece from the future. Which, once the time comes, is very relatable.
* You Don’t Need to be Asleep to Dream
You heard me right, you don’t have to be asleep to dream, in fact it’s quite easy to do. Not to be mistaken for daydreaming, this type of dreaming is called active dreaming. All it requires is an active imagination and persistent focus on the subject to delve into it entirely. Although brain tends to be more active when you sleep, then when you awake.
* Dreams are Prone to be Negative
You might have noticed, most of the dreams that you do encounter during sleep tend to follow negative emotions. Namely, anxiety, anger, sadness and fear. You are less likely to find positive dreams.
* Dreams Are Short Lived
You must know this better, you just can’t seem to remember the specifics of your dream most of the time. According to study about 60% percentage of all dreams are forgotten after 5 minutes post waking up. 95% of all dreams are quickly forgotten shortly after waking
* You Dream More Than Once
Yes, an average human being has multiple dreams per night of various situations and intensities, but most often only the most deeply connected are remembered that to very faintly. You can have 4 to 7 dreams in one night. The average person has about 1460 to 2190 dreams a year.
* Faces Around You Matter
The faces of people we see in the dreams are faces we have seen before in real life.
* Dreams Are Universal
The Average Person Has between 1,460 and 2,190 Dreams A Year.
When you dream, your body is paralyzed.
Among the six dreams reported in the New Testament are the dreams that communicate divine knowledge, instruction, and warning to Joseph, husband of Mary, mother of Jesus.
According to Plato, dreams originate in the organs of the belly. Plato describes the liver in particular as the biological seat of dreams.
Elias Howe (1819-1867) said one inspiration for his invention of the sewing machine came from a nightmare he had about being attacked by cannibals bearing spears that looked like the needle he then designed.
Scientists aren’t sure why we dream.
No one has cracked the “dream code” yet, says Patrick McNamara, Ph.D., a dream researcher and associate professor of neurology at Boston University. It’s still a mystery.
Glanel Jhonathan lives in Mangalore, India
As a regular lucid dreamer, let me tell you a few first- hand things about Lucid Dreaming if the movie “Inception” wasn't enough :
* People who stay up late till the day due to their working hours or any other reason, & sleep in the morning are more than likely to heavily lucid dream.
* These people also remember their dreams better because of the nearly conscious creativity involved.
* Also people who wake up to a snooze alarm/wake up call/disturbance/pee break before their total sleep is complete are more likely to lucid dream after they go back to sleep.
* If you watch a movie before bedtime, it is likely that you will dream about similar story or incorporate a character or his background story from the movie in your lucid dream.
* You will often find solutions to a difficult problem from previous day by sleeping off & lucid dreaming. It open up your creative spot, so when you wake up, you see ideas everywhere.
* If you are an artist or creative person, it is highly likely that you will dream about your next piece of painting, story ideas, song complete with it's tune, lyrics & music, etc.
* But when you do get up, & don't hurry up, you will either forget it or find it ridiculous & lacking sense every passing minute as the consciousness kicks in. But fret not, you do at least get inspired by the dream & go on to create something better sometimes. Take the likes of Christopher Nolan, James Cameron, Mozart, Beethoven, Nikola Tesla, Stephen King, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawkinng for example. And the case of the Wachowski brothers/sisters whose most works are more than likely a result of collective sharing of lucid dreaming of precursor movies to improve & make new movies like the Matrix, Cloud Atlas.