Skip to content

Quiz: What Do Your Dreams Say About You?

  1 of  
Current Score:  
Loading..Please Wait
slide image

Odors can affect the quality of your dreams.

slide image

Odors can affect the quality of your dreams.

  • Your Answer:
  • Correct Answer:

You'll dream better if you smell something lovely rather than something foul. Researchers tested this in a study. The people who were in a room that smelled of roses had more good dreams. The unlucky ones in a room that reeked of rotten eggs said they had more bad dreams. The reason may be a connection between the sense of smell and parts of the brain linked to dreaming.

slide image

Dreams may help your brain store memories.

slide image

Dreams may help your brain store memories.

  • Your Answer:
  • Correct Answer:

While some researchers believe dreams are merely a quirk of sleep, others think they help you save memories, solve problems, and manage emotions.

Some medications can cause nightmares.

Some medications can cause nightmares.

  • Your Answer:
  • Correct Answer:

Some meds can affect the central nervous system and cause bad dreams. These include antidepressants, narcotics, and sleeping aids such as Ambien.

Women report having more nightmares than men.

Women report having more nightmares than men.

  • Your Answer:
  • Correct Answer:

In sleep studies, women tend to say they have more scary dreams than men. It's unclear, though, if women are just better at recalling their dreams than men or if they, in fact, have more nightmares.

It's easy to tell what your dreams mean.

It's easy to tell what your dreams mean.

  • Your Answer:
  • Correct Answer:

Some dreams seem pretty straightforward, showing how you feel about someone or how stressed you are. But others are trickier. There's no one-size-fits-all meaning for dreams, even though there are books on the topic. Ask yourself what the dream means to you.

You can get better at remembering your dreams.

You can get better at remembering your dreams.

  • Your Answer:
  • Correct Answer:

It's not just you -- dreams can be hard to remember! Keep a dream journal that you write in as soon as you wake up. If nothing comes to mind, it's possible you'll remember your dream later on, out of the blue.

People from different cultures have different dreams.

People from different cultures have different dreams.

  • Your Answer:
  • Correct Answer:

For the most part, dreams are similar for people from the same culture, but there are variations.

Some people don't dream.

Some people don't dream.

  • Your Answer:
  • Correct Answer:

Everyone dreams, although you may not always remember it. Dreams mainly fade by morning, so it's common not to recall yours.

People who were born blind do not have visual dreams.

People who were born blind do not have visual dreams.

  • Your Answer:
  • Correct Answer:

People who've been blind since birth do not have visual dreams, studies show. People who go blind in early childhood are also unlikely to have much visual imagery in their dreams. But those who go blind in later childhood, or as adults, do dream visually.

People dream only during REM sleep.

People dream only during REM sleep.

  • Your Answer:
  • Correct Answer:

While snoozing, you cycle between two basic states: REM (rapid eye movement) and non-REM sleep. Dreams happen during both of these states, but sleep studies show that people have more brain activity, and more vivid dreams, during REM periods.

Your Score:     You correctly answered   out of   questions.
Your Score:     You correctly answered   out of   questions.
results image

RESULTS: Good job, Dreamy!

RESULTS: So-so. Check out our related links below and try again.

RESULTS: Did you doze off? Check out our related links below and try again.

Today on WebMD

fatigued senior woman
We’ve got 10 tips to show you how
Man snoring in bed
Know your myths from your facts.
 
Young woman sleeping
What do your dreams say about you?
woman eith hangover
It’s common, and really misunderstood.
 
Young woman sleeping
Quiz
Cannot sleep
Video
 
child sitting in bed
Article
Woman with insomnia
Quiz
 
nurse sleeping
ARTICLE
Foods That Help Or Harm Your Sleep
SLIDESHOW
 
Insomnia 20 Tips For Better Sleep
Slideshow
Pain at Night
ARTICLE