1. Dreams Prevent Psychosis
Dreams help keep you mentally on track. Studies show that participants who were woken up at the start of each dream showed signs of psychosis after just three days. Good to know.
2. REM Sleep Disorder
Yes, you heard that right. There is actually a disorder that can happen while you sleep, other than Sleep Apnea. It's called REM Sleep Behavioral Disorder. People act out their dreams in the form of kicks, screams and thrashing. This disorder sometimes predicts brain disorders, such as Parkinson's Disease.
3. Warning Dreams
Dreams are symbolic in nature. Strange dreams can give you clues as to what's going on in your waking life. Dreaming of something, such as dirty water, can possibly signify a dormant health issue.
4. Lucid Dreaming
You know you are lucid dreaming when you wake up while still inside your dream. You find that you can dictate what happens in your dream. Studies show that video gamers report having more lucid dreams that other people.
5. Snoring and Dreaming
We know that snoring sometimes indicates problems, such as Sleep Apnea. What surprised us, however, was learning what we did about the connection between dreaming and snoring. It appears that people don't dream while snoring.
6. Dream Inventors
Did you know that some famous people became so because of a dream they had one night? It's true because this is how the whole "Twilight" series got started. Famous Beetle, Paul McCartney dreamed up the hit song "Yesterday."
7. When Men Dream
Studies show that men dream about being outside more than women do. Men also dream about six more than women do. Male nightmares show more aggressive tendencies, such as getting into fights.
8. When Women Dream
Women often dream that they're inside a house, with other people around. Nightmares can include getting chased, losing a loved one and winding up lost. Studies show that women tend to have vivid dreams while pregnant.
9. Precognitive Dreams
From time to time dreamers dream about the future. These types of dreams are called precognitive dreams. The most famous case of this type of dream is when Abraham Lincoln saw his own death. Three days later, as we all know, he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
10. Duration of Dreams
Dreams last a certain amount of time depending on what part of the night your are sleeping. Shorter dreams take place after you first fall asleep. You dream for up to 45 minutes the closer you are to waking.