Dreams: 10 Weird Facts You Didn’t Know


We all have dreams, but what are they, really?

The scientific study of dreaming is called oneirology, a term which has been recorded as far back as 1653. And even though dreaming has been the object of study for centuries, the actual purpose of dreams remains elusive to researches, scientists and psychologists alike.

Some popular theories include Activation-Synthesis, which suggests one cause could be physiological processes, psychoanalysis (pioneered by Sigmund Freud) and many others.

Here, learn 10 more unique facts about our mysterious nighttime dreams, including interesting insights into lucid dreaming, “dream reading machines,” what animals dream about and much more!

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