Top 10 Odd Facts about Dreams

Here are 10 interesting facts about dreams that you should know.

10.  You forget 90% of your dreams:


Within 5 minutes of waking up half of your dream is forgotten. Within 10 minutes, 90% is gone. Dream chasers are an exception. You could remember bits and pieces and can have epiphanies in your dreams, but when you wake up, you’ll never remember what the epiphany was about.

9. Dogs have dreams:

dog dreams

If you are a dog owner, you can watch it while sleeping. It is easy to observe that. You will see it shaking if they are experiencing a nightmare. Dogs are human in that respect.

8. Car Crashes and dreams:

car crashes

Did you know around 100 000 drivers a year crash going in and out of sleep in their cars

7. Babies don’t have dreams.

child dreams

Babies don’t dream of themselves until they reach the age of 3. That explains why people who are blind at birth cannot see visions in their dreams. The Padre in the TV Show Passions always had premonitions about doom. He was legally blind in person, but in dreams he could see perfectly.

6. Not All Dreams are Passive.

dreams in control

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Yet not all dreams are like this. Lucid dreams are dreams where you are conscious that you’re dreaming, but your brain is still in a state of sleep. Approximately 50% of people have experienced a lucid dream in their life, though the amount of people who experience lucid dreams on a regular basis is significantly lower.

5. Sleep Walking is a valid defense for Homocide:

crime scene

While it doesn’t happen often, there have been numerous reported cases of sleepwalkers killing people while sleepwalking. As of the year 2000, there were 68 reported cases in the literature. In order to be found guilty of murder in the capitalist system, an accused has to have both a mens rea (guilty mind) as well as an actus reas (guilty act), in order to be found guilty. For this reason, sleepwalking is a successful defense for homicide charges. In other words, because sleepwalkers in their sleep like state cannot form the legal intent to commit murder – the fact that they stabbed someone with a knife, shot them in the face, or bludgeoned them with a hammer – doesn’t mean that they’re automatically guilty of the crime.

4. Dreams are gender specific:

gendered dreams

Based on researchers, there are various differences between male and female dreams. The content of one’s dreams differ depending on the dreamer’s experiences and emotions. In a clinical study, men typically dream about aggression while not many women do. In fact, William Domhoff, a dream researcher, stated that women usually have longer dreams that men. These dreams may also include more characters, and men typically dream about other guys they may know. On the other hand, women dream about both men and women equally.

3. Everyone dreams:


No matter what age, people dream as they sleep. According to researchers people are most likely to have dreams and each of these last for a minimum of 5 minutes. In a typical lifetime, a person may spend an approximate average of 60 years dreaming.

2. Premonitions:


There are fascinating stories of people actually dreaming about things, which happened to them later, in the exact same ways they dreamed about. You could say they got a glimpse of the future, or it might have just been a coincidence. The fact remains that this is some seriously interesting and bizarre phenomena. Some of such premonition dreams include: Abraham Lincoln predicting his assassination; Mark Twain dreaming of his brother’s demise; Nostradamus predictions about Kennedy Brothers.

1. Blind people can see in their dreams:


People who become blind after birth can see images in their dreams. People who are born blind do not see any images; however they have dreams that equally vivid involving their other senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion.