Cool Facts about Your Dreams

I remembers my dreams almost every night. With so many images in my head I decided years ago that I wanted to know what they all mean.

So about 20 years ago I went out and bought the best dream book I could find, and I have been interpreting my dreams and my friends dreams, ever since.

It is always fascinating to me how the images I see when I am dreaming really do mean something in my everyday life.

Check out these interesting facts about dreams:

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You forget 90% of your dreams - with in 5 minutes of waking up you forget 50% and after 10 minutes 90%.

Everybody dreams - if you don't think that you dream you are just forgetting them upon waking.

In our dreams we only see faces we already know - We see hundreds of thousand of faces in our life so we have a endless supply for our brain to use in our dreams.

Not everybody dreams in color - about 12% of sighted people dream exclusively in black and white, and the rest in color. Prior to the 1950's most people dreamed in black and white, but the introduction of color television changed that.

Dreams are symbolic - dream speak is a deeply symbolic language. Italic

Emotions - the most common emotions in dreams is anxiety. Negative emotions are more common then positive ones.

You can have 4 - 7 dreams a night - on average you can dream from 1 - 2 hours every night.

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Dream incorporation - our mind takes images we see throughout the day and incorporates them into our dreams. This happens to me all the time, that why I never watch a scary movie or TV show before I go to sleep.

Men and women dream differently - men tend to have more men in their dreams and women dream with equal amounts of men and women. Men tend to have more aggressive emotions when they dream.

Precognitive dreams - 18% - 38% of the population has had a precognitive dream, while 70% have experienced déjà vu.

You can read the complete list at BoredPanda.com.

Do you remember your dreams?

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  1. Interesting post. I very rarely remember my dreams.

  2. This is interesting. I find that when I was younger I remembered my dreams more readily. Now I tend to only remember an occasional dream and it's usually one that is rather odd.
    I wonder if dreams are our brains way of trying to rationalize what is going on around us? Perhaps the anxiety of day to day life; the stress of work, family, friends, health, finances - all of these elements are being sorted out in our minds as we sleep and dream ?

  3. I remember my dreams a lot too, but they are usually strange and I don't really notice a connection to them... It would be fun to try and interpret some of them though! :)

  4. Sometimes I remember my dreams. I did better when I was younger, and then I had about a year of really vivid dreams in 2005 or so and I wrote those all down. Mine are always pretty bizarre, with a hint of creepiness always lurking at the edges. There are recurring dreams too.

  5. What cool facts! I love the one about color TV and dreaming in color :)

  6. I remember most of my dreams and they generally influence a lot of inspiration for things. There is an interesting discovery channel movie on Netflix about dreams. After all the research that has gone into dreams, scientists still don't know why we dream. Very interesting, they also know that lots of other animals dream too.


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