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How Do The Blind Dream?

How Do The Blind Dream?

In a Danish study published in 2014, researchers found that congenitally blind people tend to have many more nightmares than sighted people. The congenitally blind group of participants reported that around 25% of their dreams were nightmares, compared to 7% of dreams for people with late-onset blindness, and 6% of dreams for the sighted control group. Though the reason for the increased number of nightmares is not entirely understood, scientists theorize that it's a result of blind people experiencing more threats and dangers in their everyday lives. Learn more about dreams, and nightmares, below.

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How Do Blind People Dream?

One study found that for the blind, dreams are primarily auditory.

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  1. For sighted people, dreams are primarily visual. 00:30

  2. One study found that the dreams of blind people primarily consisted of sounds. 01:00

  3. Congenitally blind people are more prone to having nightmares than sighted people or people with late-onset blindness. 01:29

Does Eating Before Bed Give You Nightmares?

Late night snackers, listen up.

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  1. A recent study shows that 7 out of 10 people who eat junk food before bed are more likely to have nightmares. 01:03

  2. Those who suffer from acid reflux are encouraged not to eat 3 hours before bed and to keep their heads tilted at a 45 degree angle when sleeping. 01:25

  3. It may be harder for you to sleep if you don't eat enough carbohydrates before bed. 02:39

25 Things You Didn't Know About Dreams

#1. Playing video games can help with lucid dreaming.

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  1. According to research, playing video games may be good practice for lucid dreaming. 00:04

  2. Hypnagogia is when you dream while you're awake. 04:17

  3. Men report having men in their dreams about 66% of the time, while women report dreaming about both genders equally. 06:17

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