INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DREAMS
- Dreams have no beginnings.
- People who became 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.
- We can control our dreams. This is called Lucid Dreaming.
- Within 5 minutes of waking half of your dream is forgotten. Within 10, 90% is gone.
- In our dreams, we only see faces that we already know.
- While dreaming, we become temporarily paralized. This can be attributed to the fact that sometimes we may be so moved with certain dramatic dreams as to fall and hurt ourselves, thus, as a natural response the body goes into a temporary inactive state physically.
- According to Plato, dreams originate in the organs of the belly.
- Those who watched black-and-white television as youngsters tend to have more monochrome dreams than children who watched color television.
- Dreams carry deep meanings that only the subconscious mind can understand.
- Most of us dream every 90 minutes, and the longest dreams (30-45 minutes) occur in the morning.
- Around 70% of the characters in a man’s dream are other men.
- You cannot snore and dream at the same time.
- By the time we die, most of us will have spent a quarter of a century asleep, of which six years or more will have been spent dreaming
- Although we tend to forget about 90% of our dreams once we wake up, many great scientists have made discoveries in their dreams and written them down the moment they woke up. Newton, Graham Bell, Van Gogh and even some poets have received their inspirations from dreams.
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