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10 Facts about dreams

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  1. Bujibuji

    Bujibuji JF-Expert Member

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    10. Blind People Dream

    People who become blind after birth can see images in their dreams. People who are born blind do not see any images, but have dreams equally vivid involving their other senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion. It is hard for a seeing person to imagine, but the body's need for sleep is so strong that it is able to handle virtually all physical situations to make it happen.

    9. You Forget 90% of your Dreams

    Within 5 minutes of waking, half of your dream if forgotten. Within 10, 90% is gone. The famous poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, woke one morning having had a fantastic dream (likely opium induced) - he put pen to paper and began to describe his "vision in a dream" in what has become one of English's most famous poems: Kubla Khan. Part way through (54 lines in fact) he was interrupted by a "Person from Porlock". Coleridge returned to his poem but could not remember the rest of his dream. The poem was never completed.

    8. Everybody Dreams

    Every human being dreams (except in cases of extreme psychological disorder) but men and women have different dreams and different physical reactions. Men tend to dream more about other men, while women tend to dream equally about men and women. In addition, both men and women experience sexually related physical reactions to their dreams regardless of whether the dream is sexual in nature; males experience erections and females experience increased vaginal blood flow.

    7. Dreams Prevent Psychosis

    In a recent sleep study, students who were awakened at the beginning of each dream, but still allowed their 8 hours of sleep, all experienced difficulty in concentration, irritability, hallucinations, and signs of psychosis after only 3 days. When finally allowed their REM sleep the student's brains made up for lost time by greatly increasing the percentage of sleep spent in the REM stage.

    6. We Only Dream of What We Know

    Our dreams are frequently full of strangers who play out certain parts - did you know that your mind is not inventing those faces - they are real faces of real people that you have seen during your life but may not know or remember? The evil killer in your latest dream may be the guy who pumped petrol in to your Dad's car when you were just a little kid. We have all seen hundreds of thousands of faces through our lives, so we have an endless supply of characters for our brain to utilize during our dreams.

    5. Not Everyone Dreams in Color

    A full 12% of sighted people dream exclusively in black and white. The remaining number dream in full color. People also tend to have common themes in dreams, which are situations relating to school, being chased, running slowly/in place, sexual experiences, falling, arriving too late, a person now alive being dead, teeth falling out, flying, failing an examination, or a car accident. It is unknown whether the impact of a dream relating to violence or death is more emotionally charged for a person who dreams in color than one who dreams in black and white.

    4. Dreams are not about what they are about

    If you dream about some particular subject it is not often that the dream is about that. Dreams speak in a deeply symbolic language. The unconscious mind tries to compare your dream to something else, which is similar. Its like writing a poem and saying that a group of ants were like machines that never stop. But you would never compare something to itself, for example: "That beautiful sunset was like a beautiful sunset". So whatever symbol your dream picks on it is most unlikely to be a symbol for itself.

    3. Quitters have more vivid dreams

    People who have smoked cigarettes for a long time who stop, have reported much more vivid dreams than they would normally experience. Additionally, according to the Journal of Abnormal Psychology: "Among 293 smokers abstinent for between 1 and 4 weeks, 33% reported having at least 1 dream about smoking. In most dreams, subjects caught themselves smoking and felt strong negative emotions, such as panic and guilt. Dreams about smoking were the result of tobacco withdrawal, as 97% of subjects did not have them while smoking, and their occurrence was significantly related to the duration of abstinence. They were rated as more vivid than the usual dreams and were as common as most major tobacco withdrawal symptoms."

    2. External Stimuli Invade our Dreams

    This is called Dream Incorporation and it is the experience that most of us have had where a sound from reality is heard in our dream and incorporated in some way. A similar (though less external) example would be when you are physically thirsty and your mind incorporates that feeling in to your dream. My own experience of this includes repeatedly drinking a large glass of water in the dream which satisfies me, only to find the thirst returning shortly after - this thirst… drink… thirst… loop often recurs until I wake up and have a real drink.

    The famous painting above (Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening) by Salvador Dali, depicts this concept.

    1. You are paralyzed while you sleep

    Believe it or not, your body is virtually paralyzed during your sleep - most likely to prevent your body from acting out aspects of your dreams. According to the Wikipedia article on dreaming, "Glands begin to secrete a hormone that helps induce sleep and neurons send signals to the spinal cord which cause the body to relax and later become essentially paralyzed."

    Bonus: Extra Facts

    1. When you are snoring, you are not dreaming.
    2. Toddlers do not dream about themselves until around the age of 3. From the same age, children typically have many more nightmares than adults do until age 7 or 8.
    3. If you are awakened out of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, you are more likely to remember your dream in a more vivid way than you would if you woke from a full night sleep.
  2. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    Woow, dreams!
  3. Serendipity

    Serendipity JF-Expert Member

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    Vipi kuhusu Vichaa, nawao huwa wana dreams?
  4. Roxea

    Roxea Senior Member

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    Hellow pals,in this forum of inteligents its my first time to drop my view about dreams and your views widen up my range of understanding;

    verybody dreams except under the case of extreme psychological disorders. Men&wnmen have different dreams and different reactions to their dreams,children typically have many nightmares than adult until from 3~8years.

    2) BLIND PEOPLE ALSO DREAM; people who become blind after birth can see images on their dreams but those who were born blind their dreams do not involve images but other senses like touch,smell,sound and emotions.

    3) YOU FORGET 90% OF YOUR DREAM: within 5min of your waking half of your dream is forgotten and up to 10min 90% is totally forgotten.

    4) NOT EVERYBODY DREAM IN COLOR: its about 12% of sighted people dream in black&white and the rest tends to dream in colour though they tend to have common themes in dreams like being chased,flying,teeth falling out,a person alive bein dead,.....

    5) YOU ARE PARALYZED WHILE SLEDP; trust me when you sleep your body is virtually paralyze-most likely to prevent your body from acting out aspects of your dreams.

  5. nipeukweli

    nipeukweli JF-Expert Member

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    number 3 inahusu sana in the sense that...

    - dreams that can be very much remembered are often results of a traumatizing event
    - remembering a big % of your dreams isn't something healthy, it only means that ur brain wasn't asleep...
  6. b

    blackmail Member

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    yeah ni kweli
  7. Iron Lady

    Iron Lady JF-Expert Member

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    and people dream in their 3rd stage of sleep, (deep sleep)
    when you wake up late morning and fall asleep shortly after/or when you wake up and sleep again and wake up possibility of having night mare,horrow dreams is big. ningekuwa na muda ningeelezea zaidi.
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    Ralphryder JF-Expert Member

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    Vipi kuhusu ndoto ambayo baada siku chache huwa kweli?
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    U havent talked anything concerning the dreams in which God disseminates his message to men.
  10. Zwangedaba

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    what if you dont dream at all???
  11. C

    CHUGA New Member

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    Na! inakuwaje unaota leo....n then after few dayz unaendelea na njozi ileile?
  12. Iron Lady

    Iron Lady JF-Expert Member

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    Ni kweli mkuu kuna ndoto zingine unaota leo kesho au kesho kutwa unaendelea palepale ulipoishia nyuma hii sijui inakuwaje na ile ya kuota baada ya siku chache au muda mfupi baadae huwa kweli. hii inaonesha kuna siri zaidi ya sayansi kuhusu ndoto.
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    Iron Lady JF-Expert Member

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    wataalamu wanasema kila mtu anaota kila siku isipokuwa muhusika husahau baada ya kuamka.
  14. Iron Lady

    Iron Lady JF-Expert Member

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    mkuu unaweza kunidadavulia zaidi kuhusu hili?
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    Mwana Mtoka Pabaya JF-Expert Member

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    Siku niliyoota nakojoa kichakani pembeni ya uwanja wa mpira, loh! Si kojo hilo kitandani, nikakosa amani kwa wiki kadhaa hata kulala nikawa silali
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    nipeukweli JF-Expert Member

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    ntajitahidi kuelezea kama ifuatavyo;

    for u to remember anything, ur brain has to be active, haidhuru kama ulikuwa macho au usingizini. kukumbuka ndoto yoooote au sehemu kubwa ya ndoto uliyoota kila mara inaashiria kwamba ubongo wako haupumziki as much as it is supposed to.

    ila zipo incidences chache ambapo mtu anaweza kukumbuka ndoto yake for instance ukiota a veeeery sweet dream or u had a terrible night mare. it happens mara chache na siyo mbaya ila inapokuwa mtu almost kila ndoto anayoota anakumbuka, tena anakumbuka nukta nyingi za hizo ndoto, si kitu kizuri kwa afya ya ubongo.
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    Kingmairo JF-Expert Member

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    Is dreaming a reflection of what you have been thinking or seeing all along the day? or upcoming things? magical situations? can someone help on this?
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    hengo JF-Expert Member

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    we need more explanation on the topic.it is interesting
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    Hoshea JF-Expert Member

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    Dream comes from the unconscious side of the brain, we humans are conscious we want to do those stuff which we are fully aware and know how to do it, we believe that everything that we do is/ must be influenced by our brains, lkn sasa ndoto husababishwa na ule upande mwingine wa unconscious side, hakuna ndoto meaningless hata kidogo, they all have meanings but the problems comes kwenye kuzi tasfiri inahitaji mwanasaikolojia mtaalamu sana, hata wewe binafsi unaweza idadavua ukapata concept yake, its a complicated issue mi nilisoma siku nyingi ndo mana nashindwa ielezea vizuri hapo tafuta kitabu kinaitwa man and his symbols author Carl Jung, kimeelezea vizuri sana kuhusu masuala ya ndoto na kuzitasfiri na mambo mengine ni kizuri sana, tafuta hiko utapata suluhisho la ndoto.
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    I am a deamer. A big dreamer! Sijui hii kichwa kiwanda inafanza nini. Wakati mwingine naota ninachowaza. Wakati mwingine naota watu niliowasikia na ambao siwajui (wengine membwrs wa jf, hehehe). Sometimes naota kitu, then the exact happens a few days later! Staki hata kuwaza hapa manake nitaota hii thread later when i sleep!