Dreams & Dreaming
Interesting Facts About Dreams
- Did you know blind people dream
- We forget 90% of our dreams
- Everybody dreams
- Dreams prevent psychosis
- We only dream of what we know and what we see in life
- Not everyone dreams in colour; some dream in black and white
- Babies do not dream about themselves until around the age of 3
- Can dreams predict the future?
See the rest of our facts on the Dream Facts page.
What Are Dreams?
Our dreams are made up of a combination of thoughts, images, and emotions. The majority of our dreams are thought out during our REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage. The period of REM usually takes up close to a quarter of our sleep, or roughly around 120 minutes a night. Most of the time when we get a full night’s sleep we will participate in or around 3 to 5 laps of REM sleep, each getting gradually longer as the night progresses. Most people over the age of 10 start having up to 4 to 6 dreams per night and that we lose up to 90% of our dream in the first minute of waking up. Remembering your dreams can be very easy once you know the right steps.
The best person to analyse the true meaning to your dream would be the dreamer. Our dream dictionary will give you insight and help you dig up what’s hidden behind the symbols you dream of and the rest is up to you. Interpreting dreams is not rocket science but takes time and practice like every other skill in life. Being openly minded helps as well as keeping a dream journal to record all the symbol that appears in your dream. If most dream symbols come across as metaphors then we must take the time and decide what it could mean to me.
Not all symbols can apply to all dreamers the same, let’s use a snake, for example, might represent a danger to one but good luck to another. This will all depend on your current life’s situation and mood of the dreamer.
Why We Should Remember Our Dreams
Understanding your dreams can give you a different perspective on how to tackle life’s obstacles. These obstacles can be from deep within or external factors that you may have overlooked. Dreams can cut right to the chase by using metaphors within the symbols you chose to dream. Could a recurring dream hold any significance?
Your recurring dream may be happening due to an ongoing problem that you keep ignoring in your walking life. You can access vital information that is not readily available to you when you are awake and sometimes you will be able to predict the future. You gain increased knowledge, self-awareness and self-healing the more and more you practice dream recall.