Interesting Facts About Dreams: They’re Symbolic

Sometimes dreams can leave you numb for a day! Dreaming is one of the most mysterious and fascinating experiences in our lives. Sometimes you’ve no idea what you dreamt about. You can live a beautiful life in a dream, which you may never achieve in reality.
There cannot be life without dreams, and that is a fact. Wondering how life would be without dreams? No point. Science is making progress in unraveling the mysteries behind dreams. Remember, several things about dreams and their purpose remain unknown. The evolutionary significance and purpose of dreaming aren’t well understood.
Dreams are a natural part of sleeping. They’re successions of ideas, images, sensations, and emotions that occur involuntarily in mind during certain stages of sleep. Men and women, the young and the old, and people from all ethnicities and cultures experience dreams. Here are some interesting facts about dreams that you might not have known before!
1. Dreams are Symbolic
Dreams speak in a deeply symbolic language. Whatever symbol your dream picks on it’s most unlikely to be the symbol for itself. If you dream about a particular subject, it isn’t often that the dream is about that.
2. You Can Experience Orgasm In Your Dream
The sensations you feel while lucid dreaming (touch, pleasure, etc.) can be as strong and pleasurable as the sensations you experience in the real world. You can not only have sex as pleasurable as in your real life while dreaming but also experience an orgasm as strong as a real one without any wet results.
3. Blind People also Dream
Some people are born blind, and they don’t see any images. However, they’ve dreams equally vivid involving their senses of touch, smell, sound, and emotion. On the other hand, there are those who become blind after birth, and therefore, they can see images in their dreams.
4. You Only See Faces That You already Know in Your Dreams
You see several faces every day, so you have an endless supply of characters for your brain to utilize during your dreams. Our minds don’t invent faces. The faces that you see in your dreams are the ones of real people that you’ve seen during your life but may not remember or know.
5. Animals Dream Too
Many researchers have carried out studies on several different animals, and they found out that humans and animals show the same brain waves during dreaming sleep. Watch a dog sleeping, and you will discover that the paws move as if they’re running. Also, they make yipping sounds as if they’re chasing something in a dream.
6. Men and Women Dream Differently
Men’s dreams mainly involve other men. About 70% of the characters in a man’s dream are other men. Conversely, there is almost an equal number of men and women in a woman’s dream. Besides, men’s dreams usually involve more aggressive emotions than women’s dreams.
7. Dream Incorporation
The external stimuli bombard our senses when we’re asleep. Our mind then interprets the stimuli and make them a part of our dreams. It means that sometimes we incorporate the sound we hear from reality in our dreams. For instance, if someone is playing the guitar during your sleep, you may dream that you’re in a concert.
8. Dream Master
Did you know that you can often control your dreams? A dream is like a movie being shot in front of you. You can twist, manipulate and turn the beginning and the ending of your dreams. This is referred to as “Lucid dreaming” (being aware that you’re dreaming) phase.
9. Sleep Paralysis
A mechanism keeps your body paralyzed during the REM stage of your sleep. It prevents your body from moving physically while you’re dreaming. This mechanism may also occur before, during and after your sleep when your brain is fully awakened. That’s the mystery behind why you cannot move several times after you are up and awake sometimes.

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