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5 Facts About Dreams You Probably Don’t Already Know

April 16, 2014 12:03 pm

While people over the age of ten have four to six dreams per night, it's said that we forget 90% of our dreams within 10 minutes of waking up. (The average person can have up to 2,190 dreams a year!) Here are five more facts about dreaming that might just surprise you.

1. We dream during periods of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep that last anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes. During this time, our bodies are essentially paralyzed to keep us from acting out our dreams. (In rare cases, a person is able to lash out during their dreams.)

2. Only the faces of people we've seen in real life enter our dreams. Our brain's can't "invent" faces, so every face you encounter in a dream is one you've seen before, either intimately or in passing.

3. Most people are unable to read or tell time while dreaming.

4. Some people can control their dreams through a practice called lucid dreaming.

5. According to a study, 12% of people dream in black and white. Most of these dreamers are over 55 years old, so it's said that their relationship with black and white televisions influences their dreams.

11 Shocking Facts about Dreams that will Rock Your World! [OMG Facts]
20 Amazing Facts About Dreams that You Might Not Know About [Lifehack]
7 Mind-Bending Facts About Dreams [Lifescience]

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Happy Spring!

April 14, 2014 11:21 am

The sun is shining and the flowers are starting to bloom. Wishing everyone a lovely Spring!

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Westover Beer Garden & Haus: An Arlington Beer Garden

April 2, 2014 12:01 pm

Attached to the Westover Market, the Beer Garden & Haus is the place to go for classic beers and a tasty bite to eat. It’s easy to spot – just look for the outdoor patio! There’s also an indoor seating area and bar. Any good beer garden starts with the beer, and the Westover Beer Garden & Haus always has a nice selection of 10 rotating domestic, imported and craft brews. Come on the first Friday or second Saturday of each month for beer tasting and tap takeover events. If you find a new beer that you like, head on over to the Great Wall of Beer to take some home! And you can always get a good bite to eat with the daily food specials.

The Westover Beer Garden & Haus is open every day for lunch, dinner and late night.

Westover Beer Garden & Haus
5863 N. Washington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22205
(703) 536-5040

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