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10 dreamy facts about dreaming

1. You forget 90% of your dreams. Within 5 minutes of waking, half of your dream is forgotten. Within 10, 90% is gone.

2. Blind people also dream. 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.

3. Everybody dreams. Every human being dreams. If you think, you are not dreaming, you just forget your dreams.

4. In our dreams, we only see faces that we already know. Our mind is not inventing faces โ€“ in our dreams we see real faces of real people that we have seen during our life but may not know or remember. We have all seen hundreds of thousands of faces throughout our lives, so we have an endless supply of characters for our brain to use during our dreams.

5. Not everybody dreams in color. 12% of sighted people dream only in black and white. The remaining number dream in full colour. From 1915 to the 1950s, the majority of dreams were in black and white, but these results changed in the 1960s. Today, only 4.4% of the dreams of under-25 year-olds are in black and white. Those changing results may be linked to the switch from black-and-white film and TV to color media.

6. Dreams are symbolic. If you dream about some particular subject it is not often that the dream is about that. Dreams speak in a deeply symbolic language. Whatever symbol your dream picks on it is most unlikely to be a symbol for itself.

7. Emotions; The most common emotion experienced in dreams is anxiety. Negative emotions are more common than positive ones.

8. You can have four to seven dreams in one night. On average, you can dream anywhere from one or two hours every night.

9. Animals dream too. Studies have been done on many different animals, and they all show the same brain waves during dreaming sleep as humans.

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

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    January 18, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    i loved reading this! it was so interesting, especially the bit about dreaming in colour / black and white! xx

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    The Childlike empress
    January 18, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    oh what a beautiful post!!!!

    i think that its sad you forgot your dreams as sometimes they are so much fun!

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    Post Grad Hair Cut
    January 19, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Neat post! I have such vivid dreams I am always fascinated by them.

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    p S h A o R t A o
    January 20, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Thought the part about color vs black&white dreams was really interesting!

    The last one about snoring made me lol'd

    Thank you for sharing such interesting information ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 20, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Amazing post!! Dreamy even… love the facts and the photos ๐Ÿ™‚ I usually remember my dreams very vividly unless I've been boozing! :/

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    June 7, 2010 at 8:56 am

    wow that was so interesting

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