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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Interesting Facts and Thoughts to Ponder - DREAMS

Photo by Jean Wiley

~ In Roman times striking and significant dreams were submitted to the Senate for analysis and interpretation

~ Young children (3-4 yrs) don't include themselves in their dreams and don't introduce strangers in their dreams until the age of 6 or so.

~ The average person has 4 to 7 dreams per night

~ You dream on average two hours each night.  By the age of 70  you will have spent 51,100 hours dreaming

~ Albert Einstein attributes dreaming to contributing to his Theory of Relativity

~ There are 121 references to dreaming in the Bible

~ Upon awakening you lose 1/2 of the substance of your dream after 5 minutes and after 10 minutes almost 90% is gone

~ 83% of your choices are made at the subconscious level

~ Mozart was an avid dreamer and relied on his dreams to help him compose music as did Michael Jackson and Keith Richards

~ Sleeping and hence dreaming enhances learning and memory.  Common sense and science show that success and satisfaction in learning are the payoff for a full night's sleep - sobering for high achievers who burn the midnight oil