Dreams are projections of our emotions, feelings and experiences. The nature of dreams has not yet been fully understood, although they have been the subject of interest of scientists from the moment science appeared. Nevertheless, yawning, we have compiled a selection of facts about dreams in which scientists are more or less confident.
1. During deep sleep, your body is paralyzed.
Perhaps nature has provided such a mechanism so that you do not try to reproduce the actions that you dream about. The cervical glands secrete a hormone that makes you fall asleep, and neurons send signals to the spinal cord, so that your body first relaxes and then becomes immobile.
2. Our sleep is influenced by external stimuli.
Surely this happened to you: the extraneous sounds that reality emits burst into your dream and mutate in some way in it (For example, a friend throws stones at your window to wake you up, and you dream that it is a fox tapping its tail on your head ).
3. Those who quit smoking have more vivid dreams.
People who smoked for a long time, and then gave up this habit, in one smoky voice claim that their dreams have become much richer. True, they mostly dream that they have taken up a cigarette again, and they wake up in horror, panic and with nicotine hunger.
4. Dreams about something bigger.
Even if you dream of a very specific shop at the entrance, it is not at all a fact that your dream is about a specific one. Most likely, your unconscious is flirting with you - it, as a rule, tries to compare this shop with something deeper and more important than a piece of wood. Dreams are symbolic.
5. Not everyone has colored dreams.
As many as 12% of sighted people see only black and white dreams. All others are rewarded with the opportunity to observe color dreams.
6. We only dream of those we know.
Surely you yourself have repeatedly noticed that your dreams are full of strangers and suspected your imagination that it invents them on its own. In fact, all the people you see in your dreams have met you at least once in reality. So that gnawed zombie who chased you half of last night may well have the features of your nursery teacher's husband.
7. Dreaming prevents psychosis.
Students who took part in a recent inhuman study were woken up as soon as they started watching their first dream, and then allowed to sleep for the prescribed 8 hours. In the next three days, the test subjects developed difficulty concentrating, hallucinations, and irritability. Those who were not prevented from sleeping for the allotted 8 hours felt standard.
8. Everybody dreams.
Absolutely all people have dreams, but they are different for men and women. You, no matter how hard you try, dream of other men more often, and your girlfriend dreams of both men and women in equal proportions.
9. You forget 90% of your dreams.
Five minutes after waking up, you forget half of your dreams, and after ten minutes, you remember only 10% of the delirium you dreamed. It is scary to assume what chemistry lessons would be like if Mendeleev remembered the entire table that appeared to him in a dream.
10. Blind people have dreams.
Those who are blind after birth dream of images they saw before they lost their sight. People who were born blind also have dreams - like a set of sounds, smells and sensations.