Between 18 and 38 percent of people say they have experienced at least one precognitive dream and 70 percent have experienced déjà vu.
The average human spends six years of his or her life dreaming
The Beatty Papyrus is the oldest dream dictionary in existence. It was written around 1350 B.C. and discovered near Thebes.
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 mo
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.
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.
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.According to psychologists, daydreaming may be related to dreams that occur during sleep. However, they involve different mental processes.
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.
Dreams of unpreparedness, flying, falling, and public humiliation arise from common human anxieties and seem to transcend cultural and socio-economic boundaries.
Inventor of the sewing machine Elias Howe said the cannibals who chased him in his nightmares held spears that looked like the needle he then designed. I guess nightmares aren’t always bad.
Falling dreams, which affect many mammals, typically occur in the early stages of sleep. The muscle spasms experienced during these dreams are called myoclonic jerks.
Even fetuses in the womb dream despite the lack of visual stimuli. Scientists suggest their dreams are composed of sound and touch sensations.
Around 70 percent of the characters in men’s dream are other men, whereas a fairly equal amount of men and women appear in women’s dreams.
Sleep paralysis, a phenomenon experienced by nearly 40 percent of the population, occurs when a sleeper awakens, recognizes his or her surroundings, and is unable to move for as long as one minute.
Danish writer Mikael Wulff and cartoon artist Anders Morgenthaler – the creative duo known as Wumo – has created a brilliant series of graphs that illustrate some of the basic painful truths of everyday life in the Western world.