You Dream What You Read

Researchers (University of Wales) surveyed more than 10,000 adult and child library patrons and their choice in reading material and concluded there is a link between the type of books we read and the dreams we have. Some of the interesting findings:

… Adults who read fiction have stranger dreams than adults who read nonfiction, and they are more likely to remember them upon waking.

… Those who read fantasy novels have more nightmares and lucid dreams, which are dreams in which we are aware we’re dreaming.

… Love romance novels? Your dreams are emotionally intense.

… Children who read scary books are three times more likely to have nightmares than kids who don’t read these books.