Adults who attend religious services frequently may recall fewer dreams than those who don’t attend worship services regularly. If you’re not relying on religion to answer big life questions, then your dreams may become a resource for insight.
7. That you’re a workaholic
Type A personalities tend to report more disturbing dreams than laid-back folks. Hard-driving types put more pressure on themselves, and that stress can appear in dreams.
8. If you’ll pass a test with flying colours
University students spent an hour learning how to navigate a complex maze.
When tested later, the only students whose performance improved were those who had dreamed about the maze during a nap.
Dreaming may consolidate memories, which boosts learning and problem-solving skills.
9. Whether you’ll give up smoking for good
One study found that the more you dream about smoking – and experience the guilt associated with falling off the wagon (even a phantom wagon), the more likely you may be to quit.
10. Your risk of Parkinson’s
Up to 90 per cent of people who act out violent dreams – by punching, kicking or yelling while asleep – may eventually develop Parkinson’s disease.
The behaviour may indicate REM sleep behaviour disorder, an early sign of the disease.