25 Facts About Dreams That Won’t Put You To Sleep

Posted by on November 5, 2012

Humans have been trying to figure out the meanings of their dreams since the beginning of time. In the past, dreams have been interpreted as omens of the future, representations of reality, and even divine messages from the gods. Even though we think of dreams today in more scientific terms, a lot of us are still fascinated by these enigmatic scenes that take place in our minds. To subdue your curiosity, here are 25 facts about dreams that won’t put you to sleep.


6 Whole Years

The average human spends six years of his or her life dreaming.


Up for Interpretation

The ancient Romans submitted their significant or unusual dreams to the Senate for interpretation.


Ancient Artifact

The Beatty Papyrus is the oldest dream dictionary in existence. It was written around 1350 B.C. and discovered near Thebes.


Sibling Rivalry

Birth order influences the role of aggression in dreams. Men generally dream about more violent subjects than women, yet first-born females tend to have more aggressive characters in their dreams. On the other hand, first-born males see themselves in a more positive light than their younger male siblings.


It’s Not All Black and White

People who grew up watching black-and-white television as children tend to have more monochrome dreams than children who grew up watching color television.