What do our dreams mean? (Part 2)

We’re always curious to find out why we dream about specific situations, and what our dreams can symbolise. Although there’s many theories about why it is we dream during sleep, there’s still so much that we don’t know and is yet to be discovered.

We’ve previously discovered the meaning behind common dreams in our previous blog post and how they’re linked to thoughts in our subconscious mind. Take a look below at some more interesting facts about dreams…

 

  • Did you know that around 12 percent of people dream in black and white.

 

  • Most of your muscles become paralyzed during REM sleep to prevent you from acting out your dreams.

 

  • You’re more likely to have pleasant dreams if you’re experiencing low stress and feel satisfied in your real life.

  • Dreams are your brain’s way of collecting and clearing out useless information from the day to make room for new information the next day.

  • Dreams are threat simulations that help prepare you when faced with threats in real life.

 

  • People forget 95 to 99 percent of their dreams.

  • Though they’ve been trying to figure it out since the beginning of time, researchers don’t know why we dream or what purpose it serves, if any.

  • Hypnic jerks are strong, sudden jolts, or the feeling of falling that occurs just as you’re falling asleep.

 

 

  • Swearing is a common occurrence in sleep talking, according to a 2017 study.

 

 

  • Negative dreams are more common than positive ones.

 

 

  • People over the age of 10 have at least four to six dreams every night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference: https://www.healthline.com/health/facts-about-dreams#how-we-dream