Dreaming is of course something that you can’t ignore. Learning about your dreams has countless benefits. You can actually better understand yourself as well as other people in your waking life. There’s a whole lot on the subject of dreaming here are a few little-known facts and bogus myths about dreams.

You can’t read while dreaming, or tell the time

In case you are not sure whether you are dreaming or not, attempt reading through something. The overwhelming majority of people are not capable of reading in their dreams. The same applies to clocks: anytime you look at a clock it will tell a completely different time and the hands on the clock won’t seem to be moving.

Several Inventions were inspired by dreams

Many of the greatest inventions of mankind were inspired by dreams a few examples include:

  1. Larry Page – Google’s idea
  2. Tesla -Alternating current generator
  3. James Watson -DNA’s double helix spiral form
  4. Elias Howe -The sewing machine
  5. Dimitri Mendeleyev -Periodic table
  6. And a lot more.

Premonition dreams

There are actually a number of surprising cases where people really dreamt about things which happened to them in the future, in the actual ways they dreamed about. You may very well say they got a glimpse of the forthcoming days, or it may possibly have just been coincidence. The truth remains that it’s some really fascinating and strange phenomena. A couple of the most widely known premonition dreams include:

  1. Abraham Lincoln dreamt of His Assassination
  2. Many of the victims of 9/11 had dreams warning them about the misfortune
  3. There are a number of recorded precognitive dreams about the Titanic catastrophe (over 19 recorded)

REM sleep disorder

In the state of rapid-eye-movement (REM) phase of your sleep your whole body is usually paralyzed. In unusual instances, however, people carry out their dreams. All of these have led to legs, broken arms or furniture, and in one recorded case, a house was burnt down.

Sexual dreams

Nocturnal penile tumescence is a well known phenomenon most especially in scientific circles. In the laymen’s expression “you just got a stiffy in your sleep’’ In fact, research suggest that men get up to twenty erections per dream.

Unbelievable Sleepwalkers

Sleepwalking is an extremely unusual and possibly harmful sleep disorder. It is a severe type of REM sleep disorder, and these people don’t only carry out their dreams, but embark on real adventures at night.

Strange sleepwalking adventures include:

  1. A woman having sex with unknown people while sleepwalking
  2. A man who drove mile after mile and killed his cousin while sleepwalking
  3. A sleepwalker who moved out of the window from the 3rd floor, and hardly survived

Dream drug

There are those who like dreaming and dream a lot that they never want to get up. They really want to keep dreaming even in the daytime, so they take an illegal and incredibly potent hallucinogenic drug called Dimethyltryptamine. It is an isolated and synthetic type of the chemical our brains create naturally at the time of dreaming.


The dream-catcher is among the most widely used Native American symbols. It is a free web or webs weaved around a hoop and designed with some sacred objects intended to protect against nightmares.