The ancient Greeks and Romans believed dreams revealed the future and even messages from the dead. Freud thought they expressed our repressed desires. Today, most of us are a lot less serious about the way our minds wander while we sleep.
Still, it’s hard to resist the urge to interpret dreams – particularly when they’re strange or unsettling. After waking from a taboo dream or terrifying nightmare, we often question what it reveals about who we are. Who wouldn’t wonder if our hidden fears and ugly impulses emerge as we slumber?
The sleep scientists over at Leesa.com surveyed 1,000 people to get insights into the dreaming and nightmare habits. The results are pretty crazy.