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

Posted by , Updated on July 30, 2014

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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.

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Dreaming in the Dark

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Visually impaired people dream too. Those who lost their sight later in life can see visual images in their dreams. However, dreams don’t have to be visual. Blind people who don’t dream visually can experience dreams through sound, smell, and touch.

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Familiar Faces

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We can only dream of faces of real people we have encountered, but we might not remember because people usually see hundreds of faces in a single day.

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Premonition

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Between 18 and 38 percent of people say they have experienced at least one precognitive dream and 70 percent have experienced déjà vu.

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Daydream Believer

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According to psychologists, daydreaming may be related to dreams that occur during sleep. However, they involve different mental processes.

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Forget About It

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Within five minutes of waking, half of the average person’s dream is forgotten, while 90 percent is forgotten in just 10 minutes. However, people are more likely to remember their dreams if they’re awakened during the REM stage.

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