‘Keep the dream alive’, they say, or ‘follow your dreams’, there seem to be a thousand sayings about dreams and they all point out just how stupendously mysterious dreams are, yet how important they are for us at the same time. Scientists say that dreams keep us sane as they are an integral part of our brain’s resting process, helping us stabilize our psyche thus preventing any psychosomatic illnesses that may arise otherwise.
Human beings have a rich history of interpreting dreams in an effort to make sense of things that have already happened or to envision the things that are yet to come. It used to be that ancient civilizations would consider dreams omens of future events and they would over-analyze the dreams of their most important individuals as if they were revelations from the gods themselves.
We nowadays know better than to think about dreams as being of a supernatural nature, yet there are so mysterious still. Here are some interesting facts about dreams or about dreaming in general that you might not have known.
20Men and women have different dreams
It seems that men tend to dream about other men while women’s dreams contain an equal amount of both men and women. Studies show that more than 70% of the people men dream about are other men whereas just 51% of women’s dreams contain other women. Also, men tend to dream more aggressive emotions while women have a more serene way of dreaming.