Fascinating facts about dreams (12 Photos)

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  • http://echogeo.wordpress.com/ echogeo

    Fascinating stuff, really. There just better be one hell of a Hump Day post.

    • rcjaos

      I have the same dream…..I guess I will read this dream stuff while I wait.

    • ThatGuy

      Not everything is about tits and ass. If you want that just watch porn.

      • rcjaos

        You insult the chivettes by referring the the hump day post as porn or tits.

        Shame on you ThatGuy.

        • Huh

          What the hell else would you call it?

          • homeschooled?

            you actually think this is porn? wow, do you have parental constraints on your AOL account or something?

      • Dalton


  • Shant1k

    So make all them emotions, sensations, images, ideas about Chivettes and you'll sleep tight.

  • jedi

    I had a dream that every day was hump day

  • dbong

    #4 i see boobs


    ok #8 can only be theory.Ive read this before and i dont understand how this can be a known fact. I dont even see how they could test this or even realize it…

    • Martin McFly

      Come on! Didn't you see Inception?!

    • ThatGuy

      I think you mean hypothesis.

    • Jester

      It'd be pretty neat to do a study of someone that was isolated or only saw a handful of people growing up (child of antarctic scientists or something…use you imagination), and ask them what they dream about. A little kid would be able to say whether there were other people outside of their mom, dad, and 10 other people they encounter.

    • Jake

      Well, think about it–if people who've been blind all there life don't see images in their dreams then doesn't it make sense that you can only see things in your dreams that you've seen at some point when you were awake?

      • Underbaker

        But a blind person seeing the future or some person they never met would still be a blank image. "I just dreamed of ten years into the future, no cure for blindness yet.".

        • Overbaker

          huk·ing Fi·lar·i·ous

      • JHL1

        If blind people can't see… how do they know they don't see images in their dreams?

        • Flow

          It might be my buzz, but that question just blew my f***ing mind

      • Underbaker

        Got one more to add, maybe blind people do see images, but it is part of the 90 percent they don't remember.

    • FolleRousse

      They may have done studies on isolated villages and tribes, not all humans have a tv and several studies have been done in such curcumstances for things such as photos and drawings.

    • Name

      I think a few of these are just theories. #3 for example, what about sleep walkers?

      • JHL1

        Sleep walkers are really awake, they just like to fuck with people.

      • steve

        Sleepwalking doesn't occur during the REM portion of sleep.

    • schithead

      when dreaming a face the centre of the brain dealing with memory lights up instead of imagination on ecg's. but i didn't say it prudy.

      • michel

        there is absolutely no possible way anyone could know what you are dreaming.
        So they wouldn't be able to look at an ECG to check what part of your brain you are using.
        Thus, you're point is not valid.

  • http://echogeo.wordpress.com/ echogeo

    Huh? Wha..?

    • Underbaker

      So that wet dream about the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders that I had at 16 after watching Debbie does Dallas wasn't really about having sex with them?

    • Dylan

      Freudian pseudoscience…

    • Fixer07

      "Dreams speak in analogies." There, two paragraphs condensed into four words.

      • Silverstone

        Or parables.

  • pingpong

    #3 if it's on wikipedia, it has to be true

    • ThatGuy

      This is actually a well understood scientific fact.

    • Johnny Two Toes

      I move around in my sleep, so I'm obviously not paralyzed.

      • Sophia Nova

        It should make it clear that you're only unable to move in REM sleep which is just one of several stages of sleep.

        • http://www.meekinet.com James

          Sleep paralysis is one of the leading explanations for people believing their homes to be haunted. If waking suddenly, the body can occasionally still be in sleep paralysis. The mind, still half asleep and registering an inability to move, goes into panic and, when properly awake, later attributes the sense of dread/fear to the room, not the body.

        • dreamer

          i've awoken from REM sleep ONCE…and it happened to be a nightmare…i scared the shit out of the girl i was dating at the time and she dumped me the next day…also had an out of body experience at the same time where i saw myself through her eyes…now that…was trippy…

      • Jim

        There are two major parts of the sleep cycle: REM sleep and NREM sleep. When sleeping your body alternates between these two stages of sleep. The paralysis happens during REM while your body can move during NREM sleep.

      • sam

        Sleep also goes in cycles. There are about 5 stages but those can be divided roughly into 3 stages. (1) Initial stage (people talk about dozing, stage you enter if you fall asleep in class for a few seconds) (2) NREM or non-REM sleep, and (2) REM sleep. People usually go 1-2-3-2-3-2-3-2 etc. at about 90 min per cycle (depends person to person). You will sometimes go to 1 or "wake up" (usually at the end of a cycle) for about a sec, but your mind won't register it/ you just don't remember it. There are many sleep disorders that occur in 2 or 3, and so there are a variety of different sleep disorders. Also, waking up in the middle of a cycle causes people to be really drowsy and difficult to "wake up". You're body is usually pretty good at waking up at the proper end of a cycle, but when you take naps, that doesn't happen cause it throws off the circadian rhythm (and more noise, lights, etc. to wake up you). That's why you sometimes wake up with a splitting headache. Basically when you nap, try to wake up within 30 min (before you enter stage 2 and start a cycle) or after 90 min (end of a cycle).

  • Freud

    #1 – "According to the Wikipedia article on dreaming" – Really?!?!

    • BuffaloJustSayin

      Yes, really. I couldn't think for myself for one whole day when they blacked out for SOPA Awareness. It's a scray world without wikipedia.

    • Dirty Dingus

      I'm sure their community college alums are so proud.

    • sam

      Yeah, but it is true. I learned the same thing in my Psychology of Sleep class.

  • mike

    I've been working on lucid dreaming. hard to do but makes your dreams somewhat controllable

    • Sayo

      I can do this. In my dream I can actually pinch myself and realize that I am dreaming, but I havnt mastered "controlling" it, I usually just try and force myself awake.

      • The_Dood

        One of the best ways to know that you are dreaming is by looking at clocks. Digital clocks will show random characters, and not even necessarily numbers. Analog clocks will show a time but if you look away and look back, generally the time will be drastically different. I had a dream once where I looked at a cash register display and saw that it was gibberish. I checked my watch and sure enough it was 7Q:PR o'clock or something of that sort. That made for a fun dream, knowing that I was dreaming I could (and did) do anything I wanted…

        • ssss9999

          I do the clock thing too. It is really helpful. I am pretty good at lucid dream (realizing I'm dreaming), but my control sucks. I would really like to be able to control the scenery and who is there, but I just can't seem to.

        • Brandin

          Any good books to learn and read about lucid dreaming.

          • kcxd

            There are many articles and such you can invest your time in about Lucid Dreaming, a quick search should help you.

            Just do not make the mistake of mistaking Sleep Deprivation for Lucid Dreaming, there is a few pages out there on the web where people have given a step by step guide to entering Sleep Paralysis via Deprivation and labelled it as Lucid Dreaming. Why? I don't know, they are sick individuals and that kind of abuse to your brain can leave you permanently scarred much the same way as LSD can on a bad trip.

          • Serinanth

            There is a forum called dream views pretty good community and lots of great info on how to get started =)

    • Dreams

      I used to be able to control my dreams quite easily, but, unfortunately, I have lost the ability. However, I can still become lucid, which is fun.

      • steve

        I've never been able to actually control my dreams, but I'll have magic powers the minute I realize I'm dreaming. I'll point at an object and something will happen, but I can't control what. I've pointed at a television and changed the channels, I pointed at a kitten and it turned into a terrifying blue mutant cat. My favourite was when I pointed at the sky and created fireworks.

  • Freud

    I should've consulted wikipedia, I meant #3

  • etcrr

    #10 I learned something new today

    • stan you're dumb

      no that surprising, considering you're a fuckign tool dumbass.

  • mitter78

    • herro

      #3 I sleepwalked when I was younger and currently I still talk in my sleep. Not sure about this one.

      • tralfaz

        You are paralyzed during certain stages of sleep I don't remember which ones.

        • Jacob

          Probably during your REM cycle when you are in your deepest sleep.

  • Internet dweller

    #8 So this hot woman from my last dream really exists. I MUST FIND HER!!

    • Aznsupastar


    • cr1min4l

      I was thinking the exact same thing… Although she was probably just some porn actress I saw in a vid years ago.. I usually don't tend to remember their faces

  • Halo

    I've always been fascinated by dreams, its psychology, lucid dreams, etc. Great post.

  • Oddie Monsta

    Pretty interesting 🙂

  • Jimmy

    #12 only interesting one here

  • Geoff

    So do color blind people dream in color or in black and white?

    • VikVon

      Color Blind people just interpret colors as the wrong shade…. they don't see in black and white.

    • sam

      People also see colors differently. We all have different ratios of R/B/G light receptors in our eyes so what one person considers orange, another might actually see something closer to pink, but calls it orange because that's what everyone else calls it. That's why most people don't realize they're colorblind until they take a test.

      There was a cool study some time back where they had over a hundred people wear rose-tinted glasses for weeks constantly. After a while, their dreams started to be rose-tinted.

  • bless1

    This is one of the better non titts and ass gallerys. On that note lets get hump day started!

  • Anonymous

    #3 what about sleepwalking?

  • Anonymous

    Probably shouldn’t cite Wikipedia if you want grow ups to take your writing seriously. (and yes I understand the chive didn’t write this)

  • BigManJones

    I almost stopped reading after I read 'according to wikipedia'.

  • yummimumi

    I don't think #1 is completely true either!!! what about sleep walkers, or me!? I flail, kick & punch, talk, scream all in my sleep!! I'm pretty violent some times! lol

    • yummimumi

      oops #2!!!

  • Joe

    #3, Fact 1, please Wikipedia, please explain sleepwalking to me… K, thanks.

    • Sophia Nova

      Sleepwalking is explained by this…it's the malfunctioning of the process that usually keeps you still during REM sleep.

    • Jim

      There are two major parts of the sleep cycle: REM sleep and NREM sleep. When sleeping your body alternates between these two stages of sleep. The paralysis happens during REM while sleep walking might occur during the first part of the NREM sleep stage

  • Fact Checker

    #2 Completely incorrect.

    • Underbaker

      Yes you are. Just calling something bullshit does not make it so, please give us something to back it up.

  • ThatGuy

    Yeah this one didn't make much sense.

    • BuffaloJustSayin

      It was written in symbols that weren't symbols about what was written. Don't you see what you can't see?

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