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99 Interesting Facts About . . .Dreams

  1. Sufferers of epilepsy can have extremely vivid and disturbing nightmares that immediately precede seizures during the night.

  2. The archangel Gabriel is considered the archangel of childbirth, emotions, and dreams.

  3. In Hawaiin mythology, dreams are called moe?uhane or ?soul sleep? because it was believed the soul left and entered the physical body through the tear duct, or the lua?uhane or ?soul pit? during the night. Nightmares occured when spirits entered the body while the soul was gone. It was possible for a mortal to have sexual relations with that spirit (often referred to as the husband or wife of the night).

  4. Hypnagogic hallucinations are dreamlike images and sounds that may occur just as a person is falling asleep or waking up.

  5. ?Old Hag Syndrome,? or sleep paralysis, occurs in as many as 40% of all people. It happens when a sleeper wakes, recognizes his or her surroundings but is unable to move for as long as a minute. The folklore explanation is that it is caused by a witch, or an old hag, who was coming to get you in your sleep.

  6. U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) suffered from chronic childhood nightmares about paralysis that continued into his adult life.

  7. Researchers at New York University suggest that wakefulness and REM sleep are essentially similar brain states, differing only in the extent to which they are shaped by sensory stimuli from the outside world.

  8. Even the occasional use of alcohol can have a significant impact on sleep and dreaming. Alcohol slows activity in the cortex, which causes a person to sink into a deep, slow-wave sleep rather than experiencing REM sleep.

  9. Birth order influences the role of aggression in dreams. While men typically experience more aggressive dreams than women, a firstborn male typically sees himself in a more positive manner than do his younger male siblings. First-born females tend to have more aggressive characters in their dreams.

  10. Modern studies show that children have more animal dreams than adults. The animal figures that occurred most frequently are dogs, horses, cats, Nightmares are quite common in children, particularly during preschool yearssnakes, bears, lions, and mythical creatures or monsters.