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Sunday, June 21, 2009

10 Things UDK About Dreams

UDK=You Didn't Know

10. One-third of your life is spent sleeping.

In an average lifetime, you would have spent a total of about six years of it dreaming. That is more than 2,100 days spent in a different realm!

9. We often have 4-7 dreams in one night.

We dream on average of one or two hours every night.

8. You Forget 90% of your Dreams

Five minutes after the end of the dream, half the content is forgotten. After ten minutes, 90% is lost.

7. Toddlers don't dream about themselves

They do not appear in their own dreams until the age of 3 or 4. From the same age, children typically have many more nightmares than adults do until age 7 or 8.

6. Blind people do dream

Whether visual images will appear in their dream depends on whether they where blind at birth or became blind later in life. But vision is not the only sense that constitutes a dream. Sounds, tactility, and smell become hypersensitive for the blind and their dreams are based on these senses.

5. Not Everyone Dreams in Colour

A full 12% of sighted people dream exclusively in black and white, the remaining number dream in full colour.

4. Smoke-Quitters have more vivid dreams

People who are giving up smoking have longer and more intense dreams. In most dreams, subjects caught themselves smoking and felt strong negative emotions, such as panic and guilt.

3. You aren’t dreaming when you snore

2. You are paralyzed while you sleep

Believe it or not, your body is virtually paralyzed during your sleep – most likely to prevent your body from acting out aspects of your dreams.

1. We Only Dream of What We Know

Our dreams are frequently full of strangers who play out certain parts – did you know that your mind is not inventing those faces – they are real faces of real people that you have seen during your life but may not know or remember? The evil killer in your latest dream may be the guy who pumped petrol in to your Dad’s car when you were just a little kid. We have all seen hundreds of thousands of faces through our lives, so we have an endless supply of characters for our brain to utilize during our dreams.

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