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Dream Facts Some Which Are Freaky

Discussion in 'Chit Chat,Gossip & Humor Forum' started by Sherry, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Sherry

    Sherry Staff Member Legend Member

    Count me in-I love random facts too!! Here are some interesting ones about dreams

    Fact #1: You can’t read while dreaming, or tell the time

    If you are unsure whether you are dreaming or not, try reading something. The vast majority of people are incapable of reading in their dreams. The same goes for clocks: each time you look at a clock it will tell a different time and the hands on the clock won’t appear to be moving as reported by lucid dreamers.

    Fact #2: Lucid dreaming
    There is a whole subculture of people practicing what is called lucid or conscious dreaming. Using various techniques, these people have supposedly learned to assume control of their dreams and do amazing things like flying, passing through walls, and traveling to different dimensions or even back in time.

    Fact #3: Inventions inspired by dreams
    Dreams are responsible for many of the greatest inventions of mankind. A few examples include:

    • 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 many, many more.

    Fact #4: Premonition dreams
    There are some astounding cases where people actually dreamt about things which happened to them later, in the exact same ways they dreamed about. You could say they got a glimpse of the future, or it might have just been coincidence. The fact remains that this is some seriously interesting and bizarre phenomena. Some of the most famous premonition dreams include:

    • Abraham Lincoln dreamt of His Assassination
    • Many of the victims of 9/11 had dreams warning them about the catastrophe
    • Mark Twain’s dream of his brother’s demise
    • 19 verified precognitive dreams about the Titanic catastrophe
    Fact #5: Sleep paralysis
    Hell is real and it is called sleep paralysis. It’s the stuff of true nightmares. I’ve been a sleep paralysis sufferer as a kid and I can attest to how truly horrible it is. Two characteristics of sleep paralysis are the inability to move (hence paralysis) and a sense of an extremely evil presence in the room with you. It doesn’t feel like a dream, but 100% real. Studies show that during an attack, sleep paralysis sufferers show an overwhelming amygdala activity. The amygdala is responsible for the “fight or flight” instinct and the emotions of fear, terror and anxiety. Enough said!

    Fact #6: REM sleep disorder
    In the state of REM (rapid-eye-movement) stage of your sleep your body is normally paralyzed. In rare cases, however, people act out their dreams. These have resulted in broken arms, legs, broken furniture, and in at least one reported case, a house burnt down.

    Fact #7: Sexual dreams
    The very scientifically-named “nocturnal penile tumescence” is a very well documented phenomena. In laymen’s term it simply means that you get a stiffy while you sleep. Actually, studies indicate that men get up to 20 erections per dream.

    Fact #8: Unbelievable Sleepwalkers
    Sleepwalking is a very rare and potentially dangerous sleep disorder. It is an extreme form of REM sleep disorder, and these people don’t just act out their dreams, but go on real adventures at night.

    Lee Hadwin is a nurse by profession, but in his dreams he is an artist. Literally. He “sleepdraws” gorgeous portraits, of which he has no recollection afterwards. Strange sleepwalking “adventures” include:

    • A woman having sex with strangers while sleepwalking
    • A man who drove 22 miles and killed his cousin while sleepwalking (how is this even possible?)
    • A sleepwalker who walked out of the window from the third floor, and barely survived
    Fact #9: Dream drug
    There are actually people who like dreaming and dreams so much that they never want to wake up. They want to continue on dreaming even during the day, so they take an illegal and extremely potent hallucinogenic drug called Dimethyltryptamine. It is actually only an isolated and synthetic form of the chemical our brains produce naturally during dreaming.

    Fact #10 Dream-catcher
    The dream-catcher is one of the most well-known Native American symbols. It is a loose web or webs woven around a hoop and decorated with sacred objects meant to protect against nightmares.

    Fact #11: Increased brain activity
    You would associate sleeping with peace and quiet, but actually our brains are more active during sleep than during the day.

    Fact #12: Creativity and dreams
    As we mentioned before, dreams are responsible for inventions, great artworks and are generally just incredibly interesting. They are also “recharging” our creativity. In rare cases of REM disorder, people actually don’t dream at all. These people suffer from significantly decreased creativity and perform badly at tasks requiring creative problem solving.

    Fact #13: Pets dream too
    Our animal companions dream as well. Watch a dog or a cat sleep and you can see that they are moving their paws and making noises like they were chasing something. Go get ’em Buddy!

    Fact #14: You always dream—you just don’t remember it
    Many people claim that they don’t dream at all, but that’s not true: we all dream, but up to 60% of people don’t remember their dreams at all.

    Fact #15: Blind people dream too
    Blind people who were not born blind see images in their dreams but people who were born blind don’t see anything at all. They still dream, and their dreams are just as intense and interesting, but they involve the other senses beside sight.

    Fact #16: In our dreams we only see faces that we already know
    It is proven that in dreams we can only see faces that we have seen in real life before. So beware: that scary-looking old lady next to you on the bus might as well be in your next nightmare.

    Fact #17: Dreams tend to be negative
    Surprisingly, dreams are more often negative than positive. The three most widely reported emotions felt during dreaming are anger, sadness and fear.

    Fact #18: Multiple dreams per night
    You can have up to seven different dreams per night depending on how many REM cycles you have. We only dream during the REM period of sleep, and the average person dreams one to two hours every night.

    Fact #19: Gender differences
    Interestingly, 70% of all the characters in a man’s dream are other men, but women’s dream contain an equal amount of women and men. Also men’s dreams contain a lot more aggression. Both women and men dream about sexual themes equally often.

    Fact #20: Not everyone dreams in color
    As much as 12% of people only dream in black and white.
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  2. Tania

    Tania Administrator And Safe Sex Advocate Staff Member Moderator

    This about dreams really gets me. I dream vividly every night and usually more than once. I quite often wake still exhausted and believe it's because my dreaming is so active.

    Occasionally I will have a premanitory dream. Example I find money and within a couple of days will have a small win in lotto or score a big gardening job.

    And snakes: When I dream of snakes my dream has never been wrong and I usually know who it is about.

    I've also have some extremely vivid and arousing dreams, I like those dreams lol

    Sleepwalking. I did it often as a child.
    And as an Adult, I've been looking for something in my dream and actually woken, standing, in the lounge searching for the item in my dream. This led to a conversation with hubby who said I quite often got up and walked around the house at night and even made cups of tea (which I never would have during the night if actually awake).

    Sleep paralysis: Had this a few times as a child.

    In my teens I saw the Hat Man. Weird thing about that was my boyfriend at the time saw him too and he was the one who couldn't move (I to this day don't know if we both had the same dream at the same time). I still remember it with extreme precision, as does he and it still scares me. I have also looked into the Hat Man and it's common worldwide in all cultures. (But that's a whole different thread and not for this Forum I think).

    Quite often my daughter and I have very similar dreams and it's eerie when we talk about our dreams.
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  3. Rochelle

    Rochelle Staff Member Moderator

    I am not much of a dreamer (well, let's say I don't remember dreams very often) but when I remember it is usually a mix of events that happened to me, people I have met and places I have been........and sometimes so real that I am not sure if I have dreamed it or if it really happened. My favourite dreams are the ones when I am able to speak another language fluently- usually Spanish- but this skill disappears in a split second after waking up.
    The colour bit is intruiguing. I honestly can't tell if my dreams are in colour or not.
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  4. Sherry

    Sherry Staff Member Legend Member

    Your post gave me chills!! I have never heard of the hat man before-how creepy. I will have to google it now. How interesting that you and your daughter have similar dreams. You definitely have a very active dream life-I'm sure you would be someone that people doing research into dreams and dream interpreting would love to talk to. I find this subject really interesting.
  5. Happy2

    Happy2 Legend Member

    Dreams are weird hey Roche
    I dreamt you were better endowed than Dolly Parton and had dress sense
    Oh yes and while you were driving your French car my hair grew thick and lustrous
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  6. Tania

    Tania Administrator And Safe Sex Advocate Staff Member Moderator

    I think I would be a dream researchers dream material (pun intended).
    Last night I dreamed I came across some money hidden in a wooden cabinet I found which had secret compartments. Plus I had an old book which had been autographed which was really old and worth a lot of money. Here's hoping I have a nice lotto win in the next couple of days.
    Don't Google the Hat Man on your own. He really is creepy.

    Bahaha keep dreaming H2 pmsl
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  7. Happy2

    Happy2 Legend Member

    Okay Okay Rochelle was driving a Skoda
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