A dream is an inevitable part of sleeping. Whether we can remember it the next day or not, we dream every night. It might be happy or sad or weird too. Here are some facts about dreams that will surprise you.
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REM sleep or the sleep having rapid eye movement is the phase when the majority of vivid dreams occur. All through the night, it continues approximately 1 ½ hour to 2 hours apart. However, in the morning, longer dreams take place.
Throughout REM sleep, our muscles are paralyzed. Thus, we can’t act out our dreams. In the weekends, you can remember your dreams as every period of REM sleep is more in comparison to the previous.
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Most of our dreams are visual. Any movement or sound happens rarely. Dreams of approximately 12% of the populace occur in white and black.
Most of the time, frequents dreams follow a pattern. For example, they are mostly about falling, physical torture, conflict with giants or animals, and someone chasing you.
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The part of the brain that makes sense stops working in our sleep. Thus, the majority of our dreams are bizarre. Besides, they are related to our work or thinking from the earlier day.
We know most of the faces that occur in our dreams. Either we have seen them on television or in person. Pleasant dreams occur if your stress is low and you are happy in your life.
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Around 4% of males and females dream about sex, but this is very rare. It is mostly about intercourse. Do you sleep keeping your face downward? Then you can have a sex dream. Moreover, the people who have the habit of facedown sleeping can dream about swimming, hand tools, claustrophobia, or short of breath.
Children between the age of 3 and 6 mostly have nightmares. It tends to decrease after ten years of age. Females have a nightmare more in comparison to the men. Teenage girls and adult women see terrifying dreams, mostly. Nightmares are frequent during the last part of the night.
If the nightmares continue to haunt you frequently and affect you a lot, then you can have nightmare disorder.
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Many people have experienced sleep paralysis at least once in their lives. It is nothing but the incapacity of movement while you are in between wake and sleep state.
Your true feelings occur in your dreams. If you have lost a loved one or if you are undergoing any trauma, the guilt or sorrow will happen in your dreams.
Though night terrors followed by screaming are rare, but studies show that approximately 40% of kids have them. But as they become old, night terrors go away. 3% of the adults can go through night terrors.
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Blind people also dream, and most of their dreams are about images and colors. Like humans, pets even dream.
People who are more than ten years old can have 4-6 dreams every night. But we forget more than 95% of our dreams.