The most common emotion experienced in dreams is anxiety. Negative emotions are more common than positive ones. When you wake up you might not remember but you have experiences every night that reflect inner realities so check out these facts about dreaming!

Dreaming is one of the most mysterious and interesting experiences in our lives. Don’t deny it. Once in your life at least you have thought about what your dreams have actually meant or if they are just pointless. Inside this book you will find quick facts about dreams, so enjoy this quick and easy read!!

  1. Not Everybody Dreams in Color

A full 12% of sighted people dream exclusively in black and white. The remaining number dream in full color. Studies from 1915 through to the 1950’s maintained that the majority of dreams were in black and white, but these results began to change in the 1960’s. Today only 4.4% of the dreams of under-25 year-old’s are in black and white. Recent research has suggested that those changing results may be linked to the switch from black-and-white film and TV to color media

2. You Create an Emotional Inventory

What are emotions while dreaming? Our mind has emotional intelligence skills while sleeping as well. People feel the same emotions they do when they’re awake—fear, joy, stress, ambivalence—as they do when they’re dreaming later that night, says Michael Grandner, Ph.D., director of sleep and health research at the University of Arizona. That’s why you may wake up crying or laughing or yelling. It’s your brain’s way of sorting and storing data. Your mind wants to remember how you felt during an experience so it knows how to react—or not to react.

3. In Our Dreams, We Only See Faces That We Already Know

Our mind is not inventing faces – in our dreams, we see real faces of real people that we have seen during our life but may not know or remember. We have all seen hundreds of thousands of faces throughout our lives, so we have an endless supply of characters for our brain to utilize during our dreams.

4. REM sleep disorder

In the state of REM (rapid-eye-movement) stage of your sleep your body is normally paralyzed. In rare cases, however, people act out their dreams. These have resulted in broken arms, legs, broken furniture, and in at least one reported case, a house burnt down.

5. You always dream—you just don’t remember it

Many people claim that they don’t dream at all, but that’s not true: we all dream, but up to 60% of people don’t remember their dreams at all. You can have up to seven different dreams per night depending on how many REM cycles you have. We only dream during the REM period of sleep, and the average person dreams one to two hours every night.

6. Dream Incorporation

Our mind interprets the external stimuli that our senses are bombarded with when we are asleep and make them a part of our dreams. This means that sometimes in our dreams we hear a sound from reality and incorporate it in a way. For example you may be dreaming that you are in a concert while your brother is playing a guitar during your sleep.

7. Lucid Dreams

A lucid dream is an extremely vivid dream. in a lucid dream you are aware that you are dreaming. you can train yourself to do reality checks throughout the day so it gets cemented into your subconscious. this way you will do reality checks in your dream to see if you are actually dreaming. this is a way to become lucid. common reality checks include holding your nose shut and looking at a digital clock. this is because in your dreams you can still breath if you hold your nose shut, and numbers are disordered commonly. once you are lucid you have the power to do whatever you want. fly, make things appear, make things disappear, or change locations…the list is endless.