Heaven enters the earth, love, hate, delusion, anger, dreams are multifarious, and life is full of joys, sorrows, joys and sorrows.
But you may not know the truth of dreams. Let’s take a look at it together.
Men dream, women dream, and babies dream. Even if some people think they haven’t dreamed, they just don’t remember. In fact, researchers found that people have dreams several times a night, each lasting about 5-20 minutes. On average, a person spends up to six years in his life dreaming!
You will forget most of the dreams you have had.
As many as 95% of our dreams are quickly forgotten after waking up. Why are our dreams so difficult to remember? There is a view that when we fall asleep, the brain switches patterns and becomes less suitable for memory formation.
After scanning the human brain in sleep, researchers found that the frontal lobe of the brain is inactive during rapid eye movement sleep (REM). The frontal lobe of the brain is an important area of the human brain related to memory formation, and the process of dreaming during sleep occurs during rapid eye movement sleep.
Not all dreams are colorful
About 80% of human dreams are colored, but a small number of people say they have only experienced black and white dreams.
In an experiment for a sleep study, the researchers woke up the subjects while they were dreaming and asked them to choose the colors corresponding to their dreams from a table. The results showed that the lighter and softer colors were the most selected.
In my dreams, men and women are different.
Men have more aggressive dreams than women, while women tend to create more characters in their dreams. Men appear twice as often in men’s dreams as women. In women’s dreams, the two appear roughly the same frequency.
Animals may also dream
Have you ever seen a dog wag its tail and move its legs while sleeping? It is difficult for us to accurately judge whether animals are really dreaming, but researchers believe that animals are likely to dream.
Like human beings, the sleep cycle of animals is also divided into fast eye movement sleep (REM) phase and non-fast eye movement sleep (NREM) phase.
Some dreams can be controlled
During sleep, we can realize that we are dreaming. We call this kind of dream “lucid dream”. In this kind of dream, the dreamer is usually able to “give orders” and thus control the contents of the dream. About half of the people remember that they experienced [lucid dream] at least once, and some even experienced this kind of dream frequently.
There are many negative emotions in dreams.
In the process of dreaming, people will experience different emotions, including joy, happiness, fear, etc. However, the most common emotion in dreams is anxiety, and negative emotions appear much more frequently in dreams than positive emotions.
Blind people also dream
People who are born blind usually do not have visual dreams in adulthood. But they can still dream. Although they have no vision, the dreams of blind people are as complex and vivid as those of normal people. Apart from not having vision in dreams, blind people will perceive the information in dreams through other senses, such as sound, touch, taste, hearing and smell.
Dreaming that the body cannot move
During sleep, our voluntary muscles are paralyzed, and the body will not move because motor neurons are not stimulated. Sometimes, this paralysis lasts for about ten minutes after waking up, which we call “sleep paralysis”.
Have you ever woke up from a nightmare but could not move your body? This kind of situation is really frightening. It is normal and will be over in a few minutes. Want to know more? Click to view the article on [Ghost Press].
Many dreams are similar
Although our personal experiences will have some influence on our dreams, But researchers found that, People from different cultural backgrounds often dream about similar themes. For example, people all over the world often dream of being chased, attacked or falling from a height. Other common dreams include attending school activities, feeling cold in dreams, unable to move their bodies, being late in dreams, dreaming of flying or being naked in public places, etc.
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