20 Amazing Facts About Dreams You May Not Know

Sleep Paralysis

Sleep paralysis is real and many people suffer from it. It occurs when you can’t move in your sleep and you feel an evil presence in the room where you are sleeping.

This type of phenomenon doesn’t feel like you are dreaming; rather it actually feels real. Studies have shown that during this time, your “fight or flight” instincts kick in and you start to feel fear and anxiety.

REM Sleep Disorder Can Actually Hurt You Or Someone Else

Most of the time, during the REM stage of sleeping, you are normally paralyzed. However, there have been rare cases where some people have acted out their dreams and have even broken bones, their furniture, and even burnt down their own house.

Sexual Dreams

Did you know men can get up to 20 erections during their dreams? Wow! There is a scientific name for this and it is called, nocturnal penile tumescence.

Sleepwalking Is A Very Real Sleep Disorder

There are some people who sleepwalk and just go to the refrigerator in their sleep to get something to eat. However, there are people who actually do harm to themselves and others when they sleep walk.

Some reports have stated that a man drove 22 miles in his sleep and killed his cousin. These reports have also stated that a woman had sex with 22 strangers while sleepwalking and yet another sleepwalker walked out of the third story window and almost killed themselves. Another sleepwalker says although he is a nurse in real life, he dreams of being an artist and wakes up to find that he has been painting gorgeous paintings in his sleep.