Dreams affect you more than the real life events, you get intrigued, surprised, scared and even paranoid about dreams. You can only interpret them in thousands of ways. Here are some unknown and interesting facts about ‘Dreams’
1. You cannot smell, read or tell the time
None of you might have noticed but you cannot smell anything when you are asleep, whereas you cannot read anything same goes with time each time you look at a clock it will tell a different time and the hands on the clock won’t appear to be moving as reported by lucid dreamers.
2. Some can control their dreams
Lucid Dreaming or conscious dreaming is a special technique some people supposedly learned to assume control of their dreams and do amazing things like flying, passing through walls, and traveling to different dimensions or even back in time.
3. Big inventions were the result of Dreams
Dreams are responsible for many of the greatest inventions of mankind. A few examples include:
- The idea for Google -Larry Page
- Alternating current generator -Tesla
- DNA’s double helix spiral form -James Watson
- The sewing machine -Elias Howe
- Periodic table -Dimitri Mendeleyev
even some poets drew their inspiration through their dreams. How they do that is, they write their dreams down as soon as they wake up from their sleep in order to remember and work on it.
This is a phenomena where people dream about what is going to happen to them before or in other words a glimpse of the future. It might be a case of coincidence but the fact remains that this is some seriously interesting and bizarre event. History had some famous premonition dreams:
- Abraham Lincoln dreamt of His Assassination
- Many of the victims of 9/11 had dreams warning them about the catastrophe
- Mark Twain’s dream of his brother’s demise
- 19 verified precognitive dreams about the Titanic catastrophe
5. REM disorder can turn into a burnt house
In the state of REM (rapid-eye-movement) stage of your sleep your body is normally paralyzed. In rare cases, however, people act out their dreams. These have resulted in broken arms, legs, broken furniture, and in at least one reported case, a house burnt down.
6. Stiffy Dreams
“Nocturnal penile tumescence” is a very well documented phenomena. Actually, studies indicate that men get up to 20 erections per dream.
7. Sounds Zombie-ish
Sleepwalking is a very rare and potentially dangerous sleep disorder. It is an extreme form of REM sleep disorder, and these people don’t just act out their dreams, but go on real adventures at night.
Lee Hadwin is a nurse by profession, but in his dreams he is an artist. Literally. He “sleepdraws” gorgeous portraits, of which he has no recollection afterwards. Strange sleepwalking “adventures” include:
- A woman having sex with strangers while sleepwalking
- A man who drove 22 miles and killed his cousin while sleepwalking (how is this even possible?)
- A sleepwalker who walked out of the window from the third floor, and barely survived
8. While you sleep your brain works the most
For us sleeping is a peaceful and quiet experience, but our brains are more active during sleep than during the day.
9. Animals dream too
Our animal companions dream as well. Watch a dog or a cat sleep and you can see that they are moving their paws and making noises like they were chasing something. Funny ehh!!
10. People from your dreams, Exist!
The people we get across in our dreams are from our memories, it means that we have seen that person somewhere but don’t remember. So if someone is haunting or chasing you it is from your brain’s image gallery.
References: www.lifehack.org, www.emlii.com