10 Mind-Boggling Facts About Dreams

Dream Time

On average, people spend about six years of their lives dreaming.


Within five minutes of waking up, people forget about half of their dreams. And within 10 minutes, they forget almost 90%.

Blind Dreams

People who are blind from birth still dream. However, their dreams involve other senses such as touch, sound, and emotion rather than sight.

Lucid Dreaming

In lucid dreams, individuals become aware that they are dreaming. They can sometimes control their actions or the dream environment.

Recurring Dreams

Many people experience recurring dreams throughout their lives, often involving common themes or scenarios.

Dreaming in Color

While older studies suggested that most people dream in black and white, more recent research indicates that the majority of dreams are actually in color.

Animal Dreaming

Some animals also experience REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the stage in which most dreaming occurs in humans.

Dream Incorporation

External stimuli, such as sounds or sensations, can be incorporated into dreams.

Premonition Dreams

Some people claim to have dreams that seemingly predict future events.

Dream Paralysis

Sleep paralysis occurs when a person wakes up during REM sleep and finds themselves temporarily unable to move or speak.

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