Fun Facts About Dreams
Dreams are a mystery to people. Many believe they may reveal future events or express a desire contained in the dreamer.
Other people believe that they serve only as an escape valve for stressful situations of everyday life.
Several studies are being conducted in order to know more about this feature that the brain uses every night, but about which little is known. Some research could reveal interesting data, described below.
Dreams and Human Beings
Except some rare exceptions with extreme psychological problems, all humans dream.
The most common is that men dream of other men, while women tend to dream about men and women equally. While they sleep, all people who dream tend to have physiological reactions to the events dreamed. While most people dream, only 10% of what is remembered was dreaming.
Blind people also dream, in which case the events of the dream involve other senses like hearing, smell and touch. Also, people who have become blind after birth can see images possibly during dreaming.
And even among people who see, there are some who cannot dream of color images, in black and white.
The kind of dream also seems to be common: most people have dreamed at least once with any situation that others have dreamed of. The most common is the person dreaming of being persecuted, or who is falling off a cliff, for example.
The feeling can be so real that it makes you a chill. However, most people have even had this terrible dream.
The most interesting is that dreams do not say exactly what they mean, dreams have symbolically the situation. For example, if in a dream the person is fleeing from an assassin, probably the mind is using this symbolism to express a feeling.
How the Body Reacts During the Dream
During sleep we have the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) which is the physiological signal that indicates that we are dreaming.
In addition, the body tends to be more relaxed during the dream, because the body makes glands produce hormones that help maintain sleep and the brain sends signals to the column so that the body remains relaxed. Scientists believe that this is done to prevent the person physically interact with the dream.
The dream may incorporate external stimuli, things that occur outside of the dream. An example, when a person is dreaming and suddenly starts playing a song. The person who is asleep can incorporate that song to her dream, dreaming of dancing that song at a party.