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8 Facts You Didn’t Know About Dreams

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8 Facts You Didn't Know About Dreams

Dreams can reveal our subconscious, or be completely random. Humans average 3 – 7 dreams each night, we dream for 2 – 3 hours in a night, and 90% of the dream is lost the first minute we wake up. You can’t dream and snore at the same time. More fun facts about dreams:

1- There are no strangers in our dreams

The people in our dreams we have met or seen sometime before, even if we don’t remember.  It could be someone who didn’t make a big impact in our life, maybe the person who rang up your order or delivered a pizza. People we meet become our cast of characters that remain in our subconscious and come back in our dreams.

2- REM sleep disorder

This is the stage of sleep in which dreaming occurs, there is paralysis of the voluntary muscles, when waking from a bad dream it takes a few minutes for our muscles to respond.

Really Cool Facts About Dreams

3- Symbolism and Emotions

The most common emotion in dreams is anxiety. Negative emotions in dreams are more common than positive. Every dream is symbolic, even the most random ones have symbolism behind it.

4- Lucid dreams

Represent an alternate reality, you are aware that you are dreaming even though you are still asleep, the best part about these dreams you can sometimes control them.

5- Amorous dreams

These are common and can lead to satisfaction peak in men and women.

-Men sometimes get erections during REM sleep, whether or not he is having an amorous dream

-The female body is stimulated by amorous dreams

6- Male and female dreams

-Men: dream more about strangers, violence, physical activity, achievement, and outdoor events

-Women: slightly longer dreams that feature more characters, more nightmares, and are more likely to dream about their children, family, or household activities

7- Precognitive dreams

Dreams that give you the sensation of predicting the future, what they actually do is express our innermost hopes and fears based on subconscious information that we may or may not be repressing.

8- Violent dreams

These dreams are known for causing people to act out their dreams, sometimes with violent actions like kicks and screams. Studies show violent dreams may be an early sign of some brain disorders including Parkinson’s disease and dementia.

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