25 Interesting Facts About Dreams You Might Not Be Aware Of

Dreams are a natural part of sleeping. Surprisingly, many things about dreams and their purpose still remain unknown. Nevertheless, science is making progress in discovering the mysteries behind dreams. From premonition dreams and most common nightmares to sleep paralysis, check out these 25 interesting facts about dreams you might not be aware of.

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A psychological research discovered that people who used to watch monochrome television as kids, often dream in black and white.

monochrome televisionSource: telegraph.co.uk

Most people have anywhere between 4 to 6 dreams per night. However, you won't always remember them. Most of us forget about 95-99% of our dreams.

multiple dreamsSource: www2.ucsc.edu


On rare occasions, people can have dreams in which they see what will happen in the future. Known as premonition dreams, these dreams have been documented on many different occasions including some of the worst tragedies such as the 9/11 attacks, the Titanic disaster, plane crashes, etc. Are they mere coincidence or do these people somehow tap into some supernatural foresight? There's definitely a strong debate but the short answers is "we simply don't know".

disasterSource: dailymail.co.uk

Some people can consciously observe and even control their dreams. This unusual phenomenon is known as lucid dreaming.

superhero in dreamSource: psychologytoday.com


According to the American Psychological Association dreams recharge your creativity. Studies have shown that dreams may help ordinary people find creative solutions to their problems. It also suggests that dreams model the free association process of creativity which precedes actual creation.

Creative girlSource: www.apa.org

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