Read out These Weird Facts About Dreams


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You sleep, you’re very tired. It is lighted for both the brain and the body as the head hits the pillow, right? Not if you consider the brain cells which must fire to create the often lively and sometimes truly haunted dreams which occur during your sleep’s rapid eye motion period. Why do some people spend their night in paradise while others do? Dreams are unexplained phenomena, like sleep. But if science examines our minds more closely, they discover some of them. Here are a few weird facts about dreams.

Dreams Are Meaningful

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Will you brace whether you think of winning the lottery or of an accident? When you said “yes,” the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology reports a study conducted in February 2009. The investigators performed six tests, which found that not only do we store our dreams, but we also determine dreams which are more important than those which are contrary to our own values.

In one report, 182 Boston passengers imagined that one of four possibilities had taken place the evening prior to their scheduled journey: the levels of national danger rose to orange; the plane was consciously crashed; the plane collapsed; a true disaster occurred on the road they were about to travel. The results found that an aircraft crash simulation would have an effect on travel arrangements rather than dreaming about an accident or an alert from the authorities, although the crash scenario still had a comparable amount of fear to that of a real crash.

Violent Dreams Can Be A Warning Sign

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As if nightmares weren’t bad enough, people with a rare sleep condition carry out their hallucinations, sometimes violently, with thrashes, punches, and cries. According to studies released online July 28, 2010, in the journal Neurology, Such violent dreams may be an early indication of future brain diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia. 

Night Owls Have More Nightmares- Weird Facts About Dreams

Holding up late has its benefits, but light dreaming isn’t one of them, as long as you can hit snooze the next morning. Research in the newspaper Sleep and Biological Rhythms published in 2011 reveals that evening owls are more likely to have nightmares than their early bird peers.

In the 264 students studied how much they had nightmares in a ‘0,’ (i.e. ‘never’) to ‘4’ scale (meaning “always”). In comparison with the morning forms, the stay-ups averaged 1,23, on average 2.10. However, they don’t know what causes a correlation between sleeping habits and nightmares; they said the difference was important. Among their theories is that the stress hormone cortisol, which rises in the morning just before we wake up, is more likely to be in REM, or dream, sleep.

Conclusion

Although our personal memories often have a strong impact on our dreams, researchers have discovered that such dream themes are very similar across cultures.

People from all over the world, for example, often dream of being hunted, assaulted, or falling. Feeling trapped and unable to move, arriving late, flying, and being nude in public are all typical dream encounters. Knowing these weird facts about dreams will help you know the meaning of them.

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