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Dreams: A Mysterious World

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When you go to sleep, you are entering a mysterious and fascinating world of dreams, where the rules of reality do not apply. People can interpret some dreams, but no one knows for sure why we have them, and what their purpose is, but scientists have theories.

They say that your "dreaming mind" has access to information that is not available to you when you are awake. Your dreams may reveal your secret desires, and in remembering your dreams, you will have an increased knowledge about yourself. Here are a few helpful ways to remember your dreams:

1. Before you go to bed, clear out your head and focus on just remembering your dreams. Scientists say that this is a proven and effective way to help remember your dreams, because too many distractions will help you forget them in the morning.

2. Have a regular bedtime and wake up time. Make this your routine.

3. Keep a pencil/notebook by your bed as a dream journal. When you wake up, record your dream immediately in the notebook. Also, having a lamp by your bedside is a good idea, in case you wake up in the middle night, you should record your dream, because after you wake up, that same dream won't be back!

4. Write down as many details in your dream as you can, no matter how unimportant it may seem. Do not judge the content or worry if it makes sense. The idea is to get it down on paper so you can evaluate it later. Plus, try and make it a habit that this is the first thing you do.

So, try and remember your dreams, and see what happens!

Now, before I close, I want to give you all fun facts about dreams:

1. One third of our lives is sleeping, so by age 18, you would have spent six years of it dreaming.

2. Everybody dreams. Just because you do not remember your dream doesn't mean that you didn't dream. The only exception is when you snore; you can't dream when you are snoring.

3. We dream of an average of about one or two hours every night. We often have four to seven dreams in one night

4. After ten minutes of the end of the dreams, 90% is lost.

5. Studies have shown that our brain waves are more active when we're sleeping, than when we are awake.

6. Toddlers do not dream about themselves. They do not appear in their own dreams until the age of three or four.

7. In a poll, 67% of Americans have experienced Deja Vu in their dreams, occurring more often in females than males.

So, post your questions or results of remembering your dreams in the BBS!

*Maglina was here . . . but is now surfing the web for more info of the dream realm*


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