Psychologists Reveal Common Things That Cannot Be Done in Dreams

5 Participating in physical activities

Everyone has tried to run, fight, or jump high in their dreams, but everything seems to move in slow motion, no matter how hard you try. According to researchers, you may perceive time differently while sleeping, both faster and slower.

Furthermore, during REM sleep, you see dreams and your muscles are immobilized and relaxed. Your brain ensures that you do not act on your dreams in this manner. This sensation of slow motion may result from a lack of muscular feedback or slower neural processing during this stage of sleep.

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6 Play or hear music

A systematic study was conducted to find out more about how many people ever heard music in their dreams or could sing and play musical instruments to see how common such dreams were. Thirty-five professional musicians and thirty people who didn’t play music filled out a questionnaire about their musical activities and a structured dream log every morning for 30 days. Musicians dream about music more than twice as much as people who don’t have anything to do with music. The number of musical dreams is related to how old you were when you started learning music, but not to how much music you play every day. Almost half of the music people remembered was not typical, which suggests that people can come up with new music in their dreams.

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7 Looking at your reflection in mirrors

Mirrors and reflections are perplexing concepts in dreams. The point is that while reflections follow the laws of physics in the real world, dreams are driven by your subconscious expectations and memories, and “real-life” rules don’t really apply there. So, you usually see something blurry or indistinguishable in the mirror. You may even see that your face is transformed in an unusual way.

Some people believe that because dreams may help process their waking lives in some way, looking in the mirror may imply observing themselves from a psychological rather than a realistic perspective. So, what you see in the mirror may correlate with events in your daily life, your self-esteem, and any struggles you are experiencing.

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