If anyone has ever taken or will take a psychology class, you will probably find that studying dreams is rather intriguing. What makes us dream, why do we dream what we dream, and what happens to our bodies during the different stages of dreaming? All of these questions and more are answered when you study dreaming. But aside from those questions, researchers have found out MORE about dreaming!!!I can admit, there is nothing better in the world than a good nap. However, once you settle down, your mind and body enter into different levels or stages of dreaming. And here are some rather intriguing facts about dreaming.


One, did you know that while we are dreaming our body temporarily is PARALYZED? Our body will naturally enter into this state because of the type dream you may be experiencing. For example, when you are dreaming of falling, your body will naturally go into an inactive state, thus paralyzing you for that sudden moment.

Two, some people enter into what is known as a "Lucid dreaming" phase. It is when one can control their dreams. Thus, one can also manipulate their dreams and even the outcomes! While I do not think I can do this, it would be really cool to allow yourself to dream of winning all the money in world and see what it would be like to be the richest of the rich. Or imagine, allowing yourself to dream of being with the person who have always wished to be with. If you master the skill of "Lucid Dreaming," you could have a silent relationship with the person of "your dreams." Dang, I have got to work on my "Luci Dreaming" skills NOW!!!


Also, another fact about dreaming is that some people can only  dream in Black & White. Research says that about 70% of us dream in color while the rest dream in Black & White. I don't think I dream in Black & White because if I did, then I'd know how it felt to watch television in 50s, 60s, and 70s....And I don't!!!!

What about people that are born blind or go blind? Do they dream too? People who are born blind only witness dreams involving smell, sound or touch, while people who go blind after birth are seen to witness regular dreams just like their counterparts with vision.

It is also a known fact that we do not start dreaming until the age of 3-years-old. And with that said, studies indicate that kids have more nightmares than we adults. Is that why so many kids leave their beds in the middle of the night and rush into their parent's bed? So mom and dad, be forgiving in the middle of the night when your little one awakens you. They were just having a bad dream.




Lastly, did you know that our favorite pets dream too? You may have seen your dog or cat move/twitch while they are asleep, that is because they too are dreaming. As a matter of fact, most animals and mammals dream just as we do. Lesson learned, we don't like to be awaken during a good dream and chances are neither do our pets. If you see your favorite pet in a deep dream, leave them be. After all, we all hope to one day see the end of a dream.

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