The following facts are useful in increasing our understanding of dreams:
Fact 1 - Only you can interpret your dream.
Fact 2 - A Dream tends to have two different types of meanings: a general meaning where the dream is told as a symbolic story and an individual meaning, which is specific to the dreamer.
Fact 3 - Most dreams reflect subjects which are on your mind.
Fact 5 - A Dream often mirrors real life experiences.
Fact 6 - Dream subjects include fantasies and frightening elements from the imagination or stimulated by watching movies or television, reading books or even playing computer games.
Fact 7 - The most common emotion experienced in a dream is anxiety and fear.
Fact 8 - The average person spends a total of about six years dreaming - 2 hours each night - although one third of our lives is spent sleeping.
Fact 9 - Dreams are strongly associated with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep during which brain activity is like wakefulness.
Fact 10 - REM sleep in adults averages 20-25% of total sleep which lasts about 90-120 minutes. REM sleep may help developing brains to mature. Snoring occurs only in non-REM sleep.
Fact 11 - Sleep might be disturbed during the night but the mind interprets the disturbance and makes it a part of a dream in order to ensure continued sleep but the dreamer will awaken when danger threatens or the dream causes shock.
Fact 12 - Sexual dream occur less than 10 percent of the time usually in young adults.
Fact 13 - Up to 70% of females and 65% of males experience recurrent dreams.
Fact 14 - 12% of people only dream in black and white.
Fact 15 - Dreams can link to actual experiences and sensations i.e. when a phone is ringing in reality the dreamer might hear this in their dream.
Fact 16 - Oneirology is the scientific study of dreams. The term comes from the Greek oneiros which means dream
Fact 17 - A person who studies oneirology is called an oneirologist.
Fact 18 - A daydream is a visionary fantasy experienced whilst awake, the result of the brain mulling over important, but not immediately relevant, issues when their circumstances do not pose interesting and engaging problems.
Fact 19 - Studies have identified common reported themes in dreams including situations relating to school, being chased, sexual experiences, falling, arriving late, death, teeth falling out, flying and car accidents.
Fact 20 - Everybody dreams. But some people do not remember their dreams.
Fact 21 - We often even have 4-7 dreams in one night.
Fact 22 - Five minutes after the end of the dream, 50% of the content is forgotten, after ten minutes 90% is forgotten.
Fact 23 - Nightmares are common in children generally beginning at the age of 3 and occurring up to ages of 7-8.
Fact 24 - Our brain waves are more active when we are dreaming than when we are awake.
Fact 25 - The average dream lasts between 10 and 15 minutes.
Fact 26 - A study showed that 42% of people felt they had had a dream about something that later came true
Fact 27 - Dreams usually run in 90-minute cycles during sleep.
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