How, when, why, who – there is a reason behind everything and that is exactly what’s worth sharing here. You’ve probably spent at least some time wondering about your dreams. You might ask yourself: “What exactly are dreams and do they mean anything or what are the interesting facts about dreams?”
Dreams sometimes leave you numb for a day and sometimes you have no idea what you dreamt about. You can really live a whole beautiful life in a dream that you may never be able to achieve in reality. Wonder how life would be without dreams? No point. Because there can’t be any life without dreams and that’s a fact.
First of all, before moving to the facts, you must know why do we dream?
If you want to know what causes dreams, the first thing you need to understand is that people as far back as Plato and Aristotle have been theorizing about this very subject.
Dreams have been studied so many times and it’s easy to see why. We spend a huge amount of our lives sleeping, and the things we dream can be everything from expressing sadness to joyful an everything in between. And according to some psychologists, getting a better handle on the nature of dreams can boost self-knowledge and aid personal growth. However, the experiences we have in our dreams can be mysterious.
Now Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about dreams:
In Our Dreams, We Only See Faces That We Know
When you first hear this fact, you might think it surely doesn’t sound right… But in our dreams, the faces we see are faces that we know!
Experts insist that our brains cannot invent new faces to feature in our dreams.
Your Mind Is More Active During a Dream Than When You’re Awake
The above fact may not make sense to you at first glance, but it has a lot to do with the variety and significance of waking life. Most of us associate the idea of sleep with a slowing down of the mind and body. This makes sense, given that being asleep is all about resting, recharging and getting ready for a new day.
Some research hints that the brain is even more active during sleep when you’ve had a novel experience in the last 24 hours, or when you’ve been through a major change of some sort, whether positive or negative.
Dreams Are Often Forgotten
Everyone has dreams when they sleep, it’s just that a lot of us don’t remember them when we wake up.
The exception to this is if something ways you during the rapid eye movement stage of your dreams (i.e. REM sleep). When this happens, you’re typically more capable of recalling dream information. The downside is that you will also feel startled, and will miss out on one of the most important, healing parts of the sleep process!
Sleep paralysis is where you have a temporary inability to move or speak. This can occur either when you are waking up or when you are falling asleep.
Sleep paralysis does not feel like you are in a dream, it feels real.
Sleep Paralysis normally lasts from a few seconds to several minutes.
Dreams Speak Through Our Subconscious
Now, if you’re like most people, you’ve probably wondered “What do dreams mean when you dream about someone specific?”.
According to study, dreaming of someone or something can tell you something useful about how you feel, and about what you want from life.
In some cases, you repeatedly dream about someone because you care a lot about them and have some kind of unresolved issue with them.
Dreams Recharge Your Creativity
You may have thought that apart from any subconscious messages they contain, dreams must be quite useless. Not so!
They can actually improve your performance in seemingly unrelated areas of your everyday life.
you may find direct inspiration in your dreams. For example, if you dream about a fantastical scenario, go through a challenging experience or revisit a moving aspect of your past, this can help you “tune into” the types of intense emotions that boost creative output.
50% Of Dreams Are Negative
Research has found that most dreams include negative emotions. 50% of all dreams are normally negative. In a study that was conducted, the common emotions that people experienced during their dreams were sadness, anger, fear, and anxiety.
So if you have a negative dream don’t be scared, it’s because of your subconscious mind.
Dreams Reflect Your Own Thoughts
What your dreams really show is that you are thinking about this person a lot. You might have a crush on them, or they might annoy you significantly. Whatever the reason, it seems like they are on your mind a lot.
Do they represent a certain feeling? If you feel protected around them, their appearance in your dream might show that you want someone to love, nurture and protect you. If you feel afraid or intimidated by them, then it might mean that you feel that way in real life, so they appeared in your dream.
In some cases, people appear in your dreams completely randomly. You have memories of people from your entire life. Even though you may not think about these people anymore, they can still be pulled into your dream.
You can’t read while dreaming (Daydreaming)
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, That was known as Daydreaming.
Ultimately, you are the best person for deciding what your dream truly means. If the person likes you back or is close to you in real life, then it is always possible that they were thinking about you at the same time as your dream. With that said, it is just as likely that they thought about you on any other day, whether you dreamed about them or not.