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  • Dreams Facts

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    9 posts, 9 voices, 689 views, started Jan 14, 2009

    Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2009


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      1. One third of our lives is spent sleeping.
      2. In your lifetime, you would’ve spent about 6 years of it dreaming. That is more than 2,100 days spent in a different world.  

      3. Dreams have been here as long as mankind. Back in the Roman Era, striking and significant dreams were submitted to the Senate for analysis and interpretation.  

      4. Everybody dreams. EVERYBODY! Simply because you do not remember your dream does not mean that you did not dream.  

      5. Dreams are indispensable. A lack of dream activity can mean protein deficiency or a personality disorder.

      6. We dream on average of one or two hours every night. And we often even have 4-7 dreams in one night.

      7. Blind people do dream. Whether visual images will appear in their dream depends on whether they where blind at birth or became blind later in life. But vision is not the only sense that constitutes a dream. Sounds, tactility, and smell become hypersensitive for the blind and their dreams are based on these senses.  

      8. Five minutes after the end of the dream, half the content is forgotten. After ten minutes, 90% is lost.

      9. The word dream stems from the Middle English word, dreme which means “joy” and “music“.

      10. Men tend to dream more about other men, while women dream equally about men and women.

      11. Studies have shown that our brain waves are more active when we are dreaming than when we are awake.  

      12. Dreamers who are awakened right after REM sleep, are able to recall their dreams more vividly than those who slept through the night until morning.

      13. Physiologically speaking, researchers found that during dreaming REM sleep, males experience erections and females experience increased vaginal blood flow - no matter what the content of the dream. In fact, “wet dreams” may not necessarily coincide with overtly sexual dream content.  

      14. People who are giving up smoking have longer and more intense dreams.

      15. Toddlers do not dream about themselves. They do not appear in their own dreams until the age of 3 or 4.

      16. If you are snoring, then you cannot be dreaming.

      17. Nightmares are common in children, typically beginning at around age 3 and occurring up to age 7-8.

      18. In a poll, 67% of Americans have experienced Deja Vu in their dreams, occurring more often in females than males.

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          Duri1962 wrote Jan 19, 2009
        • I have taken multiple dream classes and have interpreted them for many people.  My perspective is from a Christian view and I have been trained in the ways of Daniel, Samuel and Elijah.  I am a firm believer that most dreams are given to us by God to show us where we are in our life and even where we are going or what is going to happen.  Of course, there are also those “pizza dreams” that really mean nothing and we can also have “soul dreams” that are essentially just about our everyday life.  This is a topic I am very interested in and continue to be involved in as a Christian and feel it is a much needed insight for everyone.

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          Karyn Olson wrote Jan 21, 2009
        • Very interesting information...I have also been interested in dreams and their’s amazing what you can find out from a’s not always cut and dry...happy

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          Owlmaria wrote Jan 27, 2009
        • I am a Dreamer- I have vivid dreams w/ colors, sounds & action. I dreamt of my husband when I was about 7+ years old & he is 7years younger than I am! He looks exactly like he did in my dreams, we actually grew up together(in my dreams) & after my first marriage ended I was introduced to him but only after we had talked on the phone for a week. We had so much in common - family values, points of views, similar hobbies(our 1st date was a fishing trip b/c we both LOVE to fish), living in the quiet country on our own land w/ a garden. It was love-at-first-sight for both of us when we finally met in person. I’ve dreamt of things happening to family & friends, I could even tell who was expecting a baby in the family before anyone else knew, the sex of the child, the death of someone.... Gift or Curse? I don’t know but I still dream.

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          Robin15728 wrote May 17, 2009
        • Maria, I sometimes have the same type of dreams (vivid, color, sound and action) ones.  Of course I’ve had dreams all my life a lot of them I remember but it wasn’t until after I turned 35 that they started coming true.  My “true” dreams usually happen almost exactly as they do in waking life.  My first one: I had a dream that my boyfriend was cheating on me, I was crying so much in the dream and his friend kept trying to reassure that he didn’t think he was really cheating on me, or if he did it didn’t mean anything.  The next morning it bothered me so much that I told my boyfriend about the dream and he never flinched, never said anything.  That night I found out (I had a computer program that tracked everything) it was true, he was in fact cheating on me or at least trying to cheat on me (due to the timing in which I caught him).  

          The next dream I had that came true was I had a dream about my grandfather (my mother’s father).  In the dream I found out my whole family was going out to visit him and I was so mad because no one asked me if I wanted to go or even considered me in going.  Two weeks later my grandfather passed away and because I had just had knee surgery (and they were all driving out to his funeral) I was the only one who couldn’t go... the discussion between myself and my sister happened exactly as it did in the dream (which I didn’t even remember but I was writing my dreams down by then) and it wasn’t until a few days after everyone had left that I just happened to be reading my dream journal and was surprised to read the entry about my grandfather.  

          I was surprised at the close accuracy of the dreams.  But I do also have some really weird or strange dreams often (and most of my dreams are in color) which I’ve heard usually means those are usually the types of dreams that carry messages or warnings.  But I understand that most of those weird or strange dreams are just my mind working through my issues or are influenced by things in my life (like watching a certain TV show or something I saw during that day).

          I once had one of the scariest and yet strangest dreams I’ve ever had or even heard of.  I had a dream that I was dreaming (like a dream inside a dream kind of thing and I was aware of it all) and in that second dream I was also aware that it was a dream but I was trying to wake from that inner dream and also trying to wake myself from the actual first dream (I know your all probably confused) but in the dream I was screaming to myself to wake up but I could see myself and I couldn’t wake up, so I started screaming for my mother to wake me up... I was screaming “mom, wake me up... wake me up“.  It got so scary, I was really screaming so it would force my sleeping body to scream or say out loud wake me up, please wake me up.  Finally, I was screaming it so loud that my boyfriend laying next to me finally woke me, and I remember saying “thank you, thank you so much” over and over and he said I was yelling so loud in my sleep that he was afraid our neighbors  were going to hear me because our windows were open.  

          That was one of the scariest dreams I’ve ever had.  Another one I once had was an all black figure (no face or anything) was coming out of the wall over my bed and it was reaching out its hands for me but I kept asking if I could come back, over and over I kept asking but the figure wouldn’t answer me, so I finally said I can’t go, not unless I can come back.  Then the figure disappeared and I woke up.  I’ve been told that you never take someone’s hand or go with them.

          Thanks for listening.

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          Ashley Ladd wrote May 17, 2009
        • I just posted about dreaming, too, but from a totally different, less educational standpoint. I enjoyed finding out dream facts here. Someday, I hope to create a fictional character about a dreamer. For now, I’d love to be able to interpret my dreams with some degree of accuracy.

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