Did you know that all the faces you see in your dreams have to be faces that you've seen in real life? This is a way for your brain to get rid of the superfluous faces you see throughout your life. One of the main purposes for dreaming is to help think of solutions to the problems in our life. Another reason for dreams is it helps you not forget memories of your past. Dreaming is important so you can process your emotions that you might be facing.
There are many things most people don't know about dreaming. Did you know that the human brain forgets dreams so you don't mix what was a memory and a dream? Another interesting fact is that even blind people dream. Their dreams are less visual and more about touch and hearing rather than sight. 12% of people dream in black in white. In addition, the average person dreams about 1,460 dreams per year.
Do you ever have that one dream where you are being chased by someone for what seems like forever? Well being chased is on the most common recurring dreams world wide. There are many common themes in dreams. These recurring dreams are also known as universal dreams. Some of the popular ones have to do with being chased, injured, or even being in public naked. Most people have these dreams because they have to do with realistic emotions like fear, sadness, embarrassment, and thrill. These dreams happen more often because these are likely to happen in real life than maybe soaring through the air flying.
Now we all have had that one dream where you wake up and you might be scared from what just happened. Well you were having a nightmare. Nightmares are typically caused by intense stress, sadness, or even guilt over something. Most people think of nightmares as a bad thing, but they are actually really beneficial. Nightmares are good because you see the bad thing happen and then your brain can process it and forget about what happened. The brain forgetting the nightmare is its way of putting it in the past and not in the present. This then helps us process and release stress about what happened.
So next time you wake up from a strange dream, just remember it most likely has a deeper meaning.
Story by Maya Fuchs