12 Facts About Dreaming You Need to Know

Ever wake up in the morning mad at a spouse or friend because of something they did during a dream you had that night? Dreams can be powerful, confusing, beautiful, and seem like reality when an individual is deep sleep.

In fact, according to DreamResearch.net, a majority of us (10 years old and up) have a minimum of four to six dreams each and every night when entering the rapid eye movement (REM) stage of sleep. At this time, an individual’s brain is as active as when they are walking. While there are those who don’t think they dream every night (as they most likely do), the truth is they simply can’t remember the dream they had.

Dreams and dream interpretation can be quite interesting, with many different elements incorporated within the entire process. Below are 12 facts about dreaming you need to know.

12. Dreaming Your Life Away

As mentioned above, some adults believe they don’t dream every night, when they do. In fact, the average adult spends six entire years of their life dreaming at night. It’s important to note that there is actual a limit around time when it comes to remembering a dream, and it is about five minutes from the time an individual wakes up. By the time the 10-minute mark hits, 90 percent of said dream is gone and forgotten.

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11. Premonition Dreams

Ever have a dream that you wake up from and it becomes reality? Referred to as premonition dreams, there are those who have dreamt about situations that end up unfolding in real life. In fact, reports have indicated cases where people have dreamt up terrible tragedies before they happened, such as the 9/11 attacks, the Titanic sinking, plane crashes, and other disasters.

Coincidence? Perhaps, or there is the idea that some are just more tapped into their sixth sense than others.

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10. Black & White

Anyone who grew up with a monochrome television may want to read on. Past research has revealed that individuals who watched this type of TV as children often see their dreams in black and white, which is a testimony to the powerful impact media has on a person’s brain.

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