Volume 95, Issue 81

Thursday, March 7, 2002
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Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream so I can take it to Charles McPhee

Nightmares and dreamscapes: Exorcising your personal bogeyman

Tidbits on dreams

Nudity, death, fire and pregnancy: A guide to common dream symbols

How to remember your dreams

Tidbits on dreams

- One-third of our lives are spent sleeping.

- In the average person's lifetime, they spend about six years dreaming.

- Sigmund Freud is the father of the modern study of dreams.

- Everybody dreams – if you do not remember your dreams, it doesn't mean you don't have them.

- Dreams are indispensable. A lack of dream activity can mean protein deficiency or a personality disorder.

- On average, we dream one or two hours every night and we often have four to seven dreams in one session of sleep.

- Blind people dream. Although their dreams may not consist of vivid images, blind people can clearly recall and describe the sounds they hear or the textures they come in contact with while dreaming.

- Five minutes after the end of a dream, half of its contents are forgotten. After 10 minutes, 90 per cent of a dream episode is lost.

- The word dream stems from the Middle English word "dreme," which means "joy" and "music."

- People who are quitting smoking have longer, more intense dreams.

- If you are snoring, you cannot be dreaming.

- According to the Greek philosopher Plato, dreams come from the liver.

- Muscles are paralyzed during REM sleep, to prevent people from acting out the dream images flitting through their minds.

–with files from http://www.spinner-soft.com and www.dreammoods.com

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