Scientists are developing a glove that taps into the semi-conscious mind to harness the creativity of our dreams
Dreams are stories and images that arise during a sleep period.
They can tell a complicated story about anything that resembles deep-seated fears of ambitious dreams.
They are a bit of a mystery to scientists, because how they occur and what causes them is still an emerging field.
While a few people may not remember dreams, it is believed that everyone dreams three to six times a night.
Each dream is believed to last five to twenty minutes.
About 95 percent of dreams are forgotten by the time someone gets out of bed.
People often form dreams as they progress through the sleep phases toward deep sleep.
This form of being half awake occurs within minutes and causes the formation of microdreams.
The content of these microdreams seems to be random and we usually have no memory for it when we wake up.
There are five stages of sleep:
Stage 1 – Light sleep, eyes move slowly and muscle activity slows down. This phase makes up 4-5 percent of total sleep
Stage 2 – Eye movement stops and brain waves slow down.
This phase accounts for 45-55 percent of total sleep.
Stage 3 – Extremely slow brain waves called delta waves appear interspersed with smaller, faster waves. 4-6 percent of total sleep.
Stage 4 – The brain produces delta waves almost exclusively.
It is very difficult to wake someone up during phases 3 and 4, which together are called ‘deep sleep’.
People who are awake while in deep sleep do not adapt immediately and often feel drowsy and disoriented for several minutes after waking up.
This makes up 12-15 percent of total sleep
Stage 5 – REM – Eyes quickly vibrate in different directions and the limb muscles are temporarily paralyzed.
The heart rate increases, blood pressure rises and men develop penile erections.
When people wake up during REM sleep, they often describe bizarre and illogical stories – dreams.
Forms 20-25 percent of the total sleep time.