Everybody tends to dream at some point or the other, be it interesting, happening, mind-boggling, hell scary, nightmares etc. Well here is a list of 12 Amazing facts about Dreams that you might not know!
1. You can’t read while dreaming nor tell the time
The studies show that when a person is dreaming, he cannot read, nor tell the time. If you are unsure whether you are dreaming or not, then try to read in your sleep or try to tell the time. Every time you will witness different time on the clock, with no hands moving as confessed by the lucid dreamers.
2. Inventions inspired by the dreams
Dreams are also responsible for the inspiration of some of the greatest inventions of mankind, which includes:
The idea for Google -Larry Page
Alternating current generator -Tesla
DNA’s double helix spiral form -James Watson
The sewing machine -Elias Howe
Periodic table -Dimitri Mendeleyev and the list goes on!
3. Sleep Paralysis
One of the most deadly effects of the heart-shrieking night mares is the susceptibility to sleep paralysis. It is said to be one of the most deadliest experiences, where due to paralysis, you are not able to move and on the other hand you feel some evil presence with you in your room. It doesn’t seem like a dream but seems 100% real. It is a package of emotions consisting of fear, terror and anxiety!
4. REM Sleep disorder
In the state of the Rapid-eye movement (REM), the body is normally paralyzed and sometimes in very rare cases, people even act out loud in their dreams which results into breaking of the arms, legs, furniture or in one extreme case even a house was burnt down.
5. Sexual dream
The scientifically-coined “nocturnal penile tumescence” is a very well documented phenomenon. In laymen’s words, it simply results in the stiffness, while you asleep. The studies revealed that the men get upto 20 erections per dream.
6. Increased brain activity
In contrast to our belief that the brain becomes serene and peaceful during sleep, it tends to be more active during the sleep, than while we are awake.
7. Pets dream too
Our beloved pets enjoy this hallucinating ride too! They are sometimes seen as moving their legs and paws and humming or making noises. Well, they are actually dreaming.
8. You always dream-you just forget it
The study shows that every one dreams but only 60% tend to remember it!
9. Blind people dream too
The people, who were not blind by birth, see images in their dreams but the people who were born blind by birth, surprisingly, also tend to dream. Their dreams are as piercing and interesting, just like ours, but they include the senses besides sight.
10. Dreams tend to be negative
Dreams tend to be more negative, rather than always being positive. The three emotions encountered while dreaming are anger, sadness and fear.
11. Gender Differences
It is seen that almost 70% of men tend to see other men in their dreams; while on the other hand, women see women and men both equally in their dreams. Both experience sexual dreams.
12. Not all dream colorful
It is known that almost 12% of the people’s dreams tend to be black and white, rather than being colorful.