Teeth

Although it might be telling you about a physical pain you are not yet aware of, one of the most recurrent and universal dreams is one in which you lose your teeth. Many psychologists agree that this is a clear sign of fear and insecurity. They usually take place during the transition from one stage of life to another, reflecting your concern for growing up or sex appeal. Ultimately, you are feeling equally as helpless as when you were a kid and lost your baby teeth. Teeth also represent your capacity to respond aggressively, both for defense and for attack. In this interpretation you want to know about the condition of the teeth in the dream (if they are sharp, if they move . . .). On the other hand, growing your teeth is an omen of prosperity of all kinds. Healthy teeth indicate a good physical and mental health. Instead, dirty or damaged ones mean that someone around you is not acting properly. False teeth denote excessive importance to physical appearance. In a region of Sudan, if a woman smiles by completely showing her teeth it is a bad omen. It symbolizes the jaws of a wild animal that scare the cattle. African sorcerers believe that this dream augurs upcoming prosperity. However, according to popular tradition moving teeth indicate illness or loss of affection. And losing them predicts pain and death. However, if the tooth falls on your hand, it is an opposite omen: you will have a son or will receive good news.



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Interesting facts

Types of sleep

There are two types of sleep that most of the humans undergo - REM and NREM. REM refers to the Rapid Eye Movement and NREM refers to Non-Rapid Eye Movement. Every individual will alternate these two types of sleep. Non-REM sleep will occur for a short period of time in the first stage of your sleep followed by the REM sleep. Dreams occur during the REM stage, where it lasts for 20 minutes. According to a researcher, J. Allan Hobson, dreams that occur in REM stage are usually forgotten when the individual wakes up. Studies conducted on patients during sleep shows that the frontal lobes in the brain, that are responsible for storing information, are inactive during the REM stage, which is the main cause for forgetting the dreams. Studies also show that this is the stage where you have the most intense dreams.

Longevity

The amount of sleep that a person gets will be associated with his or her lifespan. However, the causes or effects are still vague, as illnesses can also affect a person's sleeping pattern. According to a 2010 study, women under the age of 50 to 79 only get less than five hours of sleep every night, which makes them a subject for death occurrences.