5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Dreams

5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Dreams

Ever wondered why we have dreams almost every night? Has it crossed your mind whether or not animals dream too? Do you think dreams are just for kids?

Dreams, by definition, are successions of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur usually involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.

All of us – children and adults – have dreams, however, five (5) minutes after our dream ends we would have forgotten 50% of it. There is also a tendency that ten (10) minutes after our dream ends we would have forgotten 90% of it.

Have you experienced waking up just right after you dozed off because you felt like you were falling? This feeling is normal. This is because the feeling of falling occurs during the first stage of sleep. On the other hand, intense dreaming usually happens during the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) stage.

Rapid Eye Movement (REM), as defined, is the unique phase of mammalian sleep characterized by random movement of the eyes, low muscle tone throughout the body, and the propensity of the sleeper to dream vividly. REM happens one (1) hour and 30minutes after we fall asleep. During this stage, our muscles will shut down and our body becomes paralyzed.

Here are five (5) interesting facts about dreams:
1. Most of us would have four (4) to seven (7) dreams every night.
2. Even animals have dreams too.
3. Most of the time the people in a man’’s dream are also men.
4. Most men in every dream that they would have could experience up to 20 erections.
5. All of the people that appear in your dream are individuals whom you have already met in person.

Trivia:
Some of the greatest ideas of our time originated through a dream. Among these ideas were:
a. The Periodic Table which was created by Dmitri Mendeleev
b. The sewing machine which was built by Elias Howe
c. The DNA structure which was discovered by James Watson
d. The song entitled Yesterday which was written and sung by the Beatles
e. And Google which was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin and is now $200 Billion dream come true.

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