10 Intriguing Facts About Dreams That You Can’t Unlearn

Facts about Dreams

Did you know that blind people can dream? They just hear things instead of see them. Or, if they went blind during their life, they will see things that they remember from more visual days. We’re not sure if dogs dream, but they sleep on average 10 hours a day. And you’ll never think of a nightmare the same way again.

It used to refer to a female spirit who possessed you during sleep. Want more info?

Intriguing Facts About Dreams

1 The Longer, the Better

As the night goes on, each dream is longer than the one before.

2 Dream Calculator

A dream will pop into your head every hour and a half, so keep sleeping!

3 Dream On

We rarely have just one dream during a night; sometimes we can have up to 12.

4 Don’t Take it Literally

Most dreams are not literal interpretations, but may represent something from your real life.

Related: Facts about Lucid Dreaming

5 Pretty Much Everyone Has This Dream

Most common dream theme: a cheating significant other!

6 REM = Ramped-Up Erection Movements?

Okay, not really, but REM sleep is when men may have an erection.

7  You Forget most of your dreams

Most people forget 90% or more of their dreams within 10 minutes of waking up! People who love to think about dreams usually use a dream journal to create the habit of writing their dreams down as soon as they wake up. That helps them remember and record their dreams.

8 More Noise Means Less Dreaming

Noise in your bedroom can make dreams shorter and foggier to remember.

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9 Just Learned Something?

Get ready to dream; it’s your brain’s way of processing that info.

10 Sleeping is Learning

When you dream, your brain may be figuring out or solving problems from your real life.

11 How long are dreams?

Did you know that dreams can range in time from 5 minutes to 45 minutes? And most people will have about 100,000 dreams during their life.

The Science of Dreaming

Dreaming is one of the weirdest things we do and in this video, Hank talks about how science is helping us understand why we dream, what our brains are up to when they’re doing it, and why dreaming may be critically important to the function of our waking brain. He also touches on the fascinating subject of lucid dreaming. Definitely a fascinating video!