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  • The average person will dream about 1-2 hours a night and have about 4-7 dreams.
  • According to certain studies, brain waves are more active while dreaming than when you are awake.
  • Every year, there are at least 8 million people in the United States who have a mental disorder but do not seek proper help.
  • Six years of the average human life are spent dreaming.

  • People who lost their sense of site later in life still can see visual images in their dreams. Even people who have been blind their whole life can dream through sound, smell, and touch.
  • There are at least two Nobel Prize winners that have claimed tripping on LSD helped in their discoveries.
  • It is proven that women eat more when there are no men around to watch.

  • Mental illnesses are usually develop earlier in life, usually during adolescence or early adulthood.
  • An estimated 46.9 million adults in the United States had some sort of mental illness in 2012.
  • Suicides are actually most common in the spring, and least common in the winter.
  • Those who grew up watching black-and-white TV often have dreams that are monochrome.
  • Sometimes it is not so obvious. More than 65% of those with a mental illness will still lead a normal, productive life.

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