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Old 06.04.2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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1. One third of our lives is spent sleeping.
2. In your lifetime, you would've spent about 6 years of it dreaming. That is more than 2,100 days spent in a different world.

3. Dreams have been here as long as mankind. Back in the Roman Era, striking and significant dreams were submitted to the Senate for analysis and interpretation.

4. Everybody dreams. EVERYBODY! Simply because you do not remember your dream does not mean that you did not dream.

5. Dreams are indispensable. A lack of dream activity can mean protein deficiency or a personality disorder.

6. We dream on average of one or two hours every night. And we often even have 4-7 dreams in one night.

7. Blind people do dream. Whether visual images will appear in their dream depends on whether they where blind at birth or became blind later in life. But vision is not the only sense that constitutes a dream. Sounds, tactility, and smell become hypersensitive for the blind and their dreams are based on these senses.

8. Five minutes after the end of the dream, half the content is forgotten. After ten minutes, 90% is lost.

9. The word dream stems from the Middle English word, dreme which means "joy" and "music".

10. Men tend to dream more about other men, while women dream equally about men and women.

11. Studies have shown that our brain waves are more active when we are dreaming than when we are awake.

12. Dreamers who are awakened right after REM sleep, are able to recall their dreams more vividly than those who slept through the night until morning.

13. Physiologically speaking, researchers found that during dreaming REM sleep, males experience erections and females experience increased vaginal blood flow - no matter what the content of the dream. In fact, "wet dreams" may not necessarily coincide with overtly sexual dream content.

14. People who are giving up smoking have longer and more intense dreams.

15. Toddlers do not dream about themselves. They do not appear in their own dreams until the age of 3 or 4.

16. If you are snoring, then you cannot be dreaming.

17. Nightmares are common in children, typically beginning at around age 3 and occurring up to age 7-8.

18. In a poll, 67% of Americans have experienced Deja Vu in their dreams, occurring more often in females than males.
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Old 06.04.2007, 09:19 PM   #2
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I wish I could lucid dream... I've been trying/practising for a couple months... haha
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Old 06.04.2007, 09:25 PM   #3
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i've never had a single nightmare in my life.

i dream about shopping.
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Old 06.04.2007, 09:30 PM   #4
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I can hardly remember my dreams, unfortunately.
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Old 06.04.2007, 09:32 PM   #5
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I can hardly remember my dreams, unfortunately.

8. Five minutes after the end of the dream, half the content is forgotten. After ten minutes, 90% is lost.
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Old 06.04.2007, 09:35 PM   #6
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I can read.

Usually though, what I can remember is either violence or sex.
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Old 06.04.2007, 09:42 PM   #7
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I wish I could lucid dream... I've been trying/practising for a couple months... haha

Lucid dreaming is sweet. There's entire books that help you train to lucid dream.

One of the methods I know is the 'reality check' method. If you get used to checking if it is reality (biting lip, taking deep breaths, thinking "am I in a dream") etc... and do it about once an hour, you will start to do it in dreaming, and cause lucid dreams much more often. And write them down when you wake up! How do you do your practicing?
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Old 06.04.2007, 09:54 PM   #8
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I can read.

Usually though, what I can remember is either violence or sex.

I see, I usually what I can remember is people I know dying.
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Old 06.04.2007, 10:35 PM   #9
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i just dreamt i had a soapy water fight with the staff from mc donalds in the driive thru lane
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Old 06.04.2007, 10:50 PM   #10
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Supposedly if a Native American dreamed that he owned another man's property he would tell the owner what he dreamed about and then the owner would have to give away his property.

Or if a person dreamed about another person killing someone then the "killer" would be reported to the authorities so he/she could be punished.

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Old 06.04.2007, 11:14 PM   #11
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It'd be pretty easy to get ahead in Native America.
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Old 06.04.2007, 11:43 PM   #12
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Old 06.05.2007, 02:16 AM   #13
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19. Jedi cannot dream

I have not had a nightmare in a really long time

BTW, Science of Sleep is an awesome movies. The dream sequences remind me of my own dreams, although the ones in the movie are much more vivid.
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Old 06.05.2007, 02:25 AM   #14
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Oops, let me correct that.

19. Jedi rarely dream
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Old 06.05.2007, 06:00 AM   #15
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that fact about toddlers was really interesting.

i remember too much of my dreams.
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Old 06.05.2007, 06:07 AM   #16
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Them crazy lucid dreams are awesome, have you ever realised your dreaming in a dream, most weird thing ever. Usually it's sparked by such a strange event, like being able to fly around.
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Old 06.05.2007, 07:49 AM   #17
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I wish I could lucid dream... I've been trying/practising for a couple months... haha

Ive always lucid dreamed. I realise I'm in a dream so I can do what I want and can change anything in the dream that i want. its a lot of fun. I can also continue dreams. Wake up. go back to bed and decide to return to the dream.

The thing about toddlers was interesting because often my dreams are like films. Situations observered from a third person angle. Often I never appear in my own dreams.
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Old 06.05.2007, 07:58 AM   #18
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The thing about toddlers was interesting because often my dreams are like films. Situations observered from a third person angle. Often I never appear in my own dreams.

Hey! That happens to me a lot. My dreams are like movies. Also, I remember quite a lot about them. Sometimes I've written stories stemming from the dreams I had.
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Old 06.05.2007, 08:16 AM   #19
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Kewlness! That was interesitng.
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My dreams usually just fuck with me.
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