How Long Does a Dream Last?

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How Long Does a Dream Last?
« on: 22/12/2006 07:34:22 »
I am curious about how long a dream last?  I think one time I read 20 seconds...but it seems like all night you are dreaming....does anyone know the answer?
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #1 on: 22/12/2006 09:51:59 »
I thought it was the 15 or 20 minutes while you are in the last moments before waking.  I am not sure either just trying to remember also!

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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #2 on: 23/12/2006 05:52:42 »
A dream lasts for as long as it lasts !

In reality there is no definitive length but I can tell you that a dream may last
anything from a few seconds to 45 minutes. Though the time perception in the dream
 may appear far longer than this. An average nights sleep manifests about 2 hours
dreaming.

You dream during REM sleep, which  occurs about every 90 minutes and it's generally
 accepted that each dream sequence becomes progressively longer up to the 45 minutes.
« Last Edit: 23/12/2006 05:57:29 by neilep »
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #3 on: 23/12/2006 05:55:54 »
Can dreams make you tired?
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #4 on: 23/12/2006 06:00:53 »
Can dreams make you tired?


What a great question ?


You would think that maybe a particular physical exhaustive episode in your dream
might leave you shattered when you wake up !...great question carolyn.

I just do not know.....I never ever wake up refreshed...I wake up shattered !!
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #5 on: 23/12/2006 06:03:11 »
I am sorry your sleeps are so tiring and you are struggling so... I wish you better!

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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #6 on: 26/12/2006 20:08:01 »
Can dreams make you tired?


What a great question ?


You would think that maybe a particular physical exhaustive episode in your dream
might leave you shattered when you wake up !...great question carolyn.

I just do not know.....I never ever wake up refreshed...I wake up shattered !!
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Can dreams make you tired?


Considering the source here...uh, I will keep my mouth shut...picturing the "camo boots" though...lol
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #7 on: 26/12/2006 20:48:18 »
Yeah I like the camo boots too! Carolyn missed out as I couldn't find what I wanted to send her for christmas!!! LOL

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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #8 on: 26/12/2006 20:53:45 »
A dream lasts for as long as it lasts !

In reality there is no definitive length but I can tell you that a dream may last
anything from a few seconds to 45 minutes. Though the time perception in the dream
 may appear far longer than this. An average nights sleep manifests about 2 hours
dreaming.

You dream during REM sleep, which  occurs about every 90 minutes and it's generally
 accepted that each dream sequence becomes progressively longer up to the 45 minutes.

THat is cool to know as I have often wondered as some of my dreams seemed to last forever! In reality I have no way of telling how long I have been dreaming! Sometimes it feels like all night... a couple times I was able to hear like my big clock chime from the living room and then realize the time then and I was dreaming, seemed when I woke it had been 2 hours or so from the clock and I had been dreaming this dream substancily longer then before the clock chimed.. and went back to continued dreaming, until I awoke a couple hours later from that dream!! Dreams are indeed strange sometimes!

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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #9 on: 28/12/2006 07:24:46 »
Dreams are always strange...what is the strangest dream anyone has ever had that you can remember?
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #10 on: 30/12/2006 16:02:49 »
Well i used to park my car upstairs in my house by my bedroom door. And i used to get stuck on some big ball that was rolling and every time it came to the point of me being squashed the sequence would start again with me back at the top :)
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #11 on: 30/12/2006 16:46:22 »
MIne was when I was 18, I was working on this flower farm.. I remember we had been picking flowers in quite a bad rainstorm.. Daffodils, I recall. well in the dream.. I was running to the barn deperately trying to out run a flood.... No ordinary flood you see, but LOL a flood of cream of chicken soup!!! LOL It was flooding the farm and we were all trying to get out of the way!! LOL! It was so stupid... I had just paid my rent on the place I was living in at the time My first place alone... I had no money left to speak of for groceries So for two weeks, I ate cream of chicken soup till it was coming out of my ears and my dreams.. Oh Lordy, it was the silliest dream... seeing all that soup outside of the barn doors!!LOL... I had it several time over about a months period of time!
« Last Edit: 30/12/2006 16:49:14 by Karen W. »

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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #12 on: 01/01/2007 17:09:11 »
Some dreams may last a lifetime.

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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #13 on: 01/01/2007 17:24:12 »
Mine has lasted 20 years so far.
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #14 on: 01/01/2007 17:41:32 »
OH Carolyn THat is so sweet... Thats truly wonderful!

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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #15 on: 01/01/2007 17:46:04 »
It's funny, My dreams always fall apart...They may remain in my heart but they always fall apart...

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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #16 on: 02/01/2007 06:55:09 »
Well i used to park my car upstairs in my house by my bedroom door. And i used to get stuck on some big ball that was rolling and every time it came to the point of me being squashed the sequence would start again with me back at the top :)

Hmmm, maybe you like your car so much or you don't trust your neighbors?  ;-)  Hi Michael! 
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #17 on: 02/01/2007 06:56:47 »
MIne was when I was 18, I was working on this flower farm.. I remember we had been picking flowers in quite a bad rainstorm.. Daffodils, I recall. well in the dream.. I was running to the barn deperately trying to out run a flood.... No ordinary flood you see, but LOL a flood of cream of chicken soup!!! LOL It was flooding the farm and we were all trying to get out of the way!! LOL! It was so stupid... I had just paid my rent on the place I was living in at the time My first place alone... I had no money left to speak of for groceries So for two weeks, I ate cream of chicken soup till it was coming out of my ears and my dreams.. Oh Lordy, it was the silliest dream... seeing all that soup outside of the barn doors!!LOL... I had it several time over about a months period of time!

Ah Ha!  Now this makes sense with your chicken obsession, such as chicken statues...etc.. LOL
« Last Edit: 02/01/2007 13:03:30 by moonfire »
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #18 on: 02/01/2007 06:58:34 »
Mine has lasted 20 years so far.

I can only imagine your dream...maybe you should invent a new dessert...I will take this one offline with you...LOL  (I can't help myself...yikes!)I also, have a song for you....After Camo Boot Delight!
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #19 on: 02/01/2007 07:00:58 »
I think my craziest dream was when my co-worker and I had a business together and someone handed me a briefcase as we were walking towards the underground train.  The case held one million dollars and we walked through a door and walked into our offices...we went back out and we were in Turkey.  We walked back in the door and we were back at our office and we went back out and we were in a different country...
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #20 on: 02/01/2007 07:51:01 »
 Don't you love dreams like that.. LOL LOL They are so funny! MAkes you wonder what is behind them!! LOL

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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #21 on: 02/01/2007 13:02:42 »
Some dreams may last a lifetime.

ikod

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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #22 on: 02/01/2007 13:05:33 »
maybe mine means i am poor and i will live in Turkey one day?  LOL
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #23 on: 02/01/2007 14:00:07 »
Mine has lasted 20 years so far.

I can only imagine your dream...maybe you should invent a new dessert...I will take this one offline with you...LOL  (I can't help myself...yikes!)I also, have a song for you....After Camo Boot Delight!

Better watch out!  Your mind is starting to drift into the gutter a lot these days.  LOL
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #24 on: 02/01/2007 14:18:55 »
LOL  Mine???  YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING, RIGHT?  HEHE  HMMMM, DEFINITELY, WILL KEEP REMINDING YOU OF ... OF... OOPS, I MUST GO OVER TO DOC'S FORUM FOR THIS ONE...HEHE
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #25 on: 02/01/2007 14:33:03 »
LOL  Mine???  YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING, RIGHT?  HEHE  HMMMM, DEFINITELY, WILL KEEP REMINDING YOU OF ... OF... OOPS, I MUST GO OVER TO DOC'S FORUM FOR THIS ONE...HEHE

Reminding me of what????? [;)] I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. LOL.
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #26 on: 02/01/2007 15:56:40 »
I am so sure you don't...hehe  Oh, yeah, wait until you read what is happening over there...hehe
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #27 on: 02/01/2007 16:11:36 »
I am so sure you don't...hehe  Oh, yeah, wait until you read what is happening over there...hehe

I did, and you're in big trouble now! LOL.
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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #28 on: 02/01/2007 16:23:57 »
I couldn't remember my dream this morning as I don't think I made it o sleep long enough to have one!!

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Re: How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #29 on: 04/01/2007 02:13:17 »
I am so sure you don't...hehe  Oh, yeah, wait until you read what is happening over there...hehe

I did, and you're in big trouble now! LOL.


What trouble?  LOL
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How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #30 on: 11/01/2007 18:47:47 »
I remember I read it somewhere that dreams usually last for 15-20 secs
but what neilep said made more sense, as REM can last as long as 90 mins or thereabouts.

Are there any specific types of food that made us dream ? and do dreams vary with different foods ? I heard that you shouldnt have cheese for dinner, as it might cause sleep apnea  /  nightmares ...


I am curious about how long a dream last?  I think one time I read 20 seconds...but it seems like all night you are dreaming....does anyone know the answer?

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How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #31 on: 12/01/2007 04:59:23 »
Ema, I thought I had read something on that amount of time too....I understand what Neilep said...but it is funny that we only remember a portion of the dream?  I eat alot of cheese...but not sure about nightmares...what little sleep I get, I very seldom dream at all.  I can't remember the last nightmare I had...?
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How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #32 on: 12/01/2007 04:59:56 »
I forgot to welcome you Ema!  Thanks for coming aboard!
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How Long Does a Dream Last?
« Reply #33 on: 18/01/2007 22:40:18 »
"I am curious about how long a dream last?"

It depends whether it is a wet or a dry one. Anything less than 20 secs is akin to a damp squib.

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« Reply #34 on: 04/08/2009 20:51:21 »
I am curious about how long a dream last? 
The really good ones never last long enough,......Hey?