5 Interesting Facts About Dreams

Orgasmic dreams? Cheating nightmares? Here are some facts that may give you clarity.

1. Women can orgasm in their dreams.
Have you ever had a dream so steamy that you felt your whole body tingling or felt a little moist down there? Well guess what: you may have just orgasmed. According to Barbara Bartlik, MD, a psychiatrist and sex therapist in New York, women can orgasm in their sleep just like men. “These orgasms often accompany erotic dreams, but they also may occur during dreams of a non-erotic nature.”

2. It’s common to have several dreams in one night.
We often have dozens of dreams every night, but we tend to forget them the moment we wake up. “We dream every 90 minutes throughout the night, with each cycle of dreaming being longer than the previous,” explains Lauri Quinn Loewenberg, a dream expert, author, and media personality.

3. Many couples dream about their spouse cheating on them.
No, you’re not being paranoid (unless you have a legitimate reason to be). You know your significant other is the most loving and loyal person in the world, yet you have nightmares about him cheating. You’re not alone! According to Lowenberg, cheating is the most commonly reported dream. It’s a universal fear that people share in general.

4. You don’t have to be asleep to dream.
It’s called wakeful dreaming and involves tapping into your active imagination. Wakeful dreaming is different from daydreaming, and it is used as a relaxation tool. Here’s how it’s done: “Find a quiet contemplative place and bring a dream that you remember back into your waking awareness and let it unfold,” says Kelly Bulkeley, PhD, a dream researcher and visiting scholar at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkley, California.

5. It is possible to control your dreams.
Okay the movie Inception may be a long stretch, but there is such a thing as “lucid dreaming” where people are aware they are dreaming and can control what happens. Though it isn’t a skill that everyone has, it can be developed. Dr. Bulkeley suggests giving yourself a pep talk before going to sleep. “When you learn to be aware that you are dreaming—within a dream—you not only have the power to steer yourself away from the monster and into the arms of Brad Pitt, for instance, but you train your mind to avoid nightmares in the first place.”

Source: WebMD

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