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Why Do We Dream?

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Leanback and IMG! later this week! LINKS TO LEARN: Smarter Every Day: http://www.youtube.com/destinws2 How to Lucid Dream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llw717IARpQ Whatswhat reviews my beard and other stuff: http://ow.ly/700ES ALL music by Jake Chudnow: http://soundcloud.com/jakechudnow **SLEEP STUFF** Good general sleep info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep Sleep facts: http://www.abc.net.au/science/sleep/facts.htm REM sleep: http://www.why-we-dream.com/remstate.htm Old video about REM sleep: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzoU0_sgip4 Lucid Dreaming on the Discovery Channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASf55cov5F8 Quick info in different dream theories: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream#The_Neurobiology_of_dreaming Incredible documentary on a fatal disease that keeps you from sleeping: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIeTVVAEFn8
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Ava Zhang (5 hours ago)
i still see ur shadows in my room 😔
King Nedya (9 hours ago)
Up until recently, all of my lucid dreams resulted in my death. I'd tell the whole story, but I don't want to type all of that.
TahirRaj1337 (12 hours ago)
What a randomnes, I mean i was watching a random vid here and something in the video reminded me about why do we dream and I searched this here and found vsauce's video first which he uploaded 18th Oct 2011 and same day today I have birthday wao 😮
I have lucid dreaming - I can wake up whenever I want I can do want I want in my dreams too and I remember 80% of my dreams
Dave Alan (17 hours ago)
Well we didn’t evolve so...
I don't why but I feels like I have a lucid dream every night
Babie Fanai (1 day ago)
I can’t fly in my dream or control it but i do know I’m dreaming while I’m dreaming and decides whether i want to wake up or not depending on my dream✌🏾
mehreen gilani (2 days ago)
I love when i have dreams. Because i always dream of 5sos TWICE or Selena Gomez
Martial Kintu (2 days ago)
I came here for a clear answer.
Flappy Pancake (2 days ago)
I had this dream where is was in a Chinese sweatshop with all other Asian kids I knew in school, and someone was in the corner rapping in Chinese. It was pretty weird.
Dracula (3 days ago)
What is the difference between lucid dreaming and just imagining or daydreaming?
Agents League (3 days ago)
I don’t remember dreams or maybe I don’t dream often but when I do it’s normally lucid If I don’t like the dream I can change it (normally me growing wings and flying) Normally I just let my brain take me on the trip it wants me to go on I don’t know if this is weird but I’m able dream in 3rd and 1st person but when I dream in 3rd I’m pretty sure my face is just blurred out
JimmyRKO (3 days ago)
Why do I always dream about future events. When those future events occur, I remember that I already dreamed about it
LemonSheep _ (4 days ago)
"Like i usually do"
ThatWolfgirl 13 (4 days ago)
It easy to lucid dream, just go to sleep, that's what I do
Jane Book (4 days ago)
It'sR4yd (5 days ago)
3:09 So humans also have memory and RAM 😂😂😂😂
Astral Fire (5 days ago)
"When you watch people sleep, like I do." OH HOLY SHIT.
Water Father (5 days ago)
Ah yes I had a dream about a giant rock shaped like a star crashing into earth and shooting dancing dirt into the air and UFOs everywhere yes good dreams
Boi (5 days ago)
I have these lucid dreams where I can't move a thing
Boi (5 days ago)
I have these lucid dreams where I can't move a thing
Boi (5 days ago)
I have these lucid dreams where I can't move a thing
Nanotech hill (6 days ago)
my brother has lusid dreames all the time
Fnaf Tube (6 days ago)
m.nageh (6 days ago)
lol at 1:41 my mp3 started to play wake up in the sky 😂😂😂
Pixel- Spidey (6 days ago)
I moved while having a dream. I was Spider Man and I was fighting Venom. In reality I was punching my mother.
AFIYT (7 days ago)
lucid dreams are awesome they are like playing a rpg with limitless choices
Gentaro Esenzuke (7 days ago)
- "You can actually watch this happen if you see people sleep, like I usually do". *Me:* - monkaS
Splash Antonio (7 days ago)
Even after watching this at 50 percent I cant keep up with this nigga
Savage Chemists (7 days ago)
Vsauce why does I get underware wet wen I wake up
Jezer Baltazar (7 days ago)
1:06 tf😂😂 I’m dead
Justin Bayless (7 days ago)
Lucid Dreaming is bad for your brain. Since you're actively involved in your dream, those parts of the brain arent restoring energy and you usually will wake up exhausted or end up sleeping a lot longer.
MIGUELONMARS (8 days ago)
4:26 love it
Liam Pitney (8 days ago)
Sometimes I dream of cheese 0_0
Camryn Garcia (8 days ago)
"Esspecially If you watch people sleep, like I do" yeah same bro
Idonotnoseyou (8 days ago)
Informative and doesn't get boring. Thank you for what you do for the world.
Puneet Rai (9 days ago)
the funniest thing in my dream is I saw a tasty food in my dream I wanted to eat that but when i was going to hold I cannot hold it😂 And when I wake up I just forget that what was the dream🤔😪
Juliana Ventura (9 days ago)
I have sometimes the sensation that is like a nightmare, which I'm awake, I see my room and my body laid on the bed just as they really are, but I can not move. They told it's called sleep paralysis. I have fear from demons or spirits. Something that I don't have when I'm awake. That's a really scary experience. First time I had I thought I was dying. 😱
Mr. Lenny (9 days ago)
When I was a child, I often had nightmares, in which I was in a paralysis. Even at the age of 2-3 years, I was perfectly aware, that it it was a dream, but I couldnt move, nor speak, while being moved inside my house, without being able to break free...
lord thick nipples (10 days ago)
ironic how I'm watching this video after not being able to sleep
MaxandHarvey Fan (10 days ago)
To prepare me for threats? So one of my threats is me and my friend being part bear and running away from bear hunters and then we go on slides and I hide behind a leaf and the bear hunters turn into bears and know how to row a boat? Nice.
Harsh Arya (11 days ago)
I can have a lucid dream.
Velimir Mitrović (12 days ago)
1:04 - 1:07 what the frick man
DatGamingGamer (12 days ago)
I had a strange dream, i knew i was in a dream (the basic whole point) and i was stuck in a room with differant things and stuff and i had to find a way to kill my self (to wake up) within 10 minutes OR ELSE but i dont know what that ELSE was because i did the challenge, wanna know how? There was a portal gun, using the portals i broke both of my legs AND BLED OUT! 👍👍👍👍👌👌
Zederal💊💉 (12 days ago)
I have these lucid dreams Where I can't move a thing
Ivan GGd (13 days ago)
Malice Burgoyne (14 days ago)
Can you be arrested for your dreams if you disclose them and the material is...a threat to society? I’ve been having this one.
Gilberto gutierrez (14 days ago)
I havent had a nightmare in a long time
nick_scheidt _18 (14 days ago)
Jesus loves you all
HOLA SUKAH (14 days ago)
I kept having THE REALEST DREAM... I WAS lifting a big ass car and killing demons...and i didnt even die I sliced them ass And the demons said "its not painful" They are lying ITS SO REAL!!! MY DREAM Just a dream It is FAKE ANYWAY
Dedric Silva (14 days ago)
I love dreaming every night when i sleep because i see my imagination come to life. Not to mention Time Travel, adventures with friends, my future girlfriend that i have a crush on in real life, Superheroes, and of course crossovers with movie and show franchises. Not to mention every time i swear the tv shows like Nickelodeon and disney channel characters always says Language to me like Cap would say.
zippy (14 days ago)
Smarter every day Had people making "firecrackers" with brass bullet cases and black powder. Not a good idea.
Infinity Master (14 days ago)
I have just on lucid dream in my 15 yrs of living
Aiden (15 days ago)
Anyone come to this video after having a dream?
easysueburs (15 days ago)
Lol. Theories.
Amber Mature (15 days ago)
Easiest way to be lucid: 1. Say out loud "Am I dreaming" every day at random times 2. Wait 10 seconds for your vision to fade into black 3. Spin around (Or just face your body to the right continously [like you cannot move your head to look at your hip]) 4. Wait 60 seconds for more fading to black 5. When black, think about what you wanna dream about and do NOT open eyes, unless you wanna get dizzy and get sleep paralysis and hallucination 6. Do not get too excited, angry, happy, or anything And now, a way to always have no dream body: 1. While black, think of being rescued by a helicopter or riding an elevator with your mouth open 2. Feel shaking in your back like it is happening in your back (if you sleep flat or standing up, it also feels like an electrical outlet massage) 3. Wait for a red tint or blue tint dream of you floating To wake up, follow a white long jumprope and stare at your body 4. Say where to fly 5. Wait 20-50 seconds for teleportation somewhere (Don't open eyes to wake up after here) 6. Wait for red/violet smoke floating everywhere (Keep moving to not go to a weird deep sleep dream) 7. Avoid breathing softly/heavily 8. Ignore green/red glow around your vision, as this wakes you up 9. When it is very blurry/fuzzy, just open up your eyes and let it feel like you are hearing musical instruments
Glitched Blox (15 days ago)
I still don't understand.
I once had a dream where I was in a room with a bowl of spaghetti 😂 SOMEBODY TOUCHA MA SPAGET
Eric Andres J. (16 days ago)
What I want to know is how a dream knows something is going to occur in real life before it even happens. For example, I have a dream where I'm expecting a loud bang to occur for some reason. Immediately when the bang occurs, I wake up because the bang actually came from something falling in the kitchen. How did my dream know that something was going to fall in real life? Has anyone else experienced this?
CharaPlayzROBLOX 123 (16 days ago)
Me: dreaming about being frisk, fighting an evil knight. then where am I I’m supposed to be somewhere else that is in my dream then I realized It was only a dream
bobby hunter (16 days ago)
My mind always tricks me :(when I dream ( dream of losing tooth) I know it’s a dream because I had it many times. So my mind tricks me falling into dream in dream again. It’s like me watching me sleep and know what I’m dreaming about. ( dang hard to explain) example- you looking in parallel mirrors .. the highest dream in dream loop I had was 4 . Real dream> tooth dream> watching me dream> dream . It took me 3 years to control my dreams. Let me teach you how- 1- in dreams if you see something look closely you wouldn’t be getting any details. 2- question if this real .( like person face ) they change in dream. 3- try to read in dream( it never makes sense when you do this) 4 - look closely to your hand do you see your hands in detail ( like finger prints) My dreams are so vivid some time I even remember phone number of the person I don’t even know that I met in dream( I called that number in real life lol) it was wrong person.
Adam Hood (17 days ago)
Uncle Unicorn (17 days ago)
Real Taalk (17 days ago)
Vor Tex (18 days ago)
I always wake up wet do you know why?
TooManyTurtle (18 days ago)
How comes people can't just lucid dream easily? I've not had a non lucid dream for 5 years and I'm not doing anything to make it happen that's out of the ordinary!
Dee lightful (19 days ago)
I had a bad dream last night
Shiny Mathew (19 days ago)
When I was young, I had a memory of me and my family on a cruise ship and a giant blue whale came in and out of the water right near the ship. It was really strange and mesmerizing to me because I was surprised out how people search for years and years just to catch a glimpse of a blue whale, yet there was one just chillin right before us. Up until a few weeks ago, I thought this trip/cruise thing had actually happened, but when I brought it up with my mum AND dad, they both said we never went on a cruise like such or saw a blue whale. I realised that it was just a dream. How I had such a strong memory of that dream, enough to think it actually happened, boggles me, but nevertheless, it never actually happened.
Andi Montgomery (19 days ago)
I have anxiety from the worry of a chance of getting sleep paralsisssss 😯😯😯😯
Caleb Yarbrough (20 days ago)
I like how everyone discusses the Michael watching people sleep thing, but no one said he misspelled cortex at 4:07
Andrea NievaA (21 days ago)
Nada que ver el subtítulo con lo que está diciendo... en el subtítulo habla sobre ruedas 😨
Matthew Wood (21 days ago)
Okay I’m just gonna say it... *I STILL SEE YOUR SHADOWS IN MY ROOM*
Kai Na (22 days ago)
Not the most appropriate video to watch to fall asleep...
TeamMoRoCcanFiGhTers (22 days ago)
When I was a child, I told one of my friends to meet in our dream. . Guess what happened???? . . . . . . . . We could not do it.
Jacob Johnson (23 days ago)
i either never dream, or dream of the fucking death of many people
7.62 x39mm (8 days ago)
Woah you might cut yourself with all that edge
Wolfy (23 days ago)
Once I had a dream where a woman named Carroll tried to make me juice with a toaster.
Richy Rich (24 days ago)
When I was in 4th grade, I desperately wanted a beeper, new Nikes and a suitcase full of money. We were dirt poor, and these were the status symbols of the day where I lived. Ok, nobody walked the streets with suitcases filled with cash, but you know what I mean. Anyway, I started dreaming that I had the afore mentioned effects, only to wake and find that it was just a dream. After a few days of this, I began realizing that I was in a dream, and decided to abandon that foolishness and fly, or visit famous people. I lost that ability, but it was cool while it lasted.
FreedomEntity (24 days ago)
either i forget my dreams or i just fall asleep and its suddenly day in 6 secconds.. with no dreams
Anamika Mazumdar (24 days ago)
2:26 um no thanks I've done it before without wanting to and it's horrible because I almost always have nightmares when I sleep. and it's like hallucinating and it's fucking scary.
Clint Gibson (25 days ago)
Can I just say something guys. Life is so god damn weird. I hate to say it but it doesn’t have a reason, like even if there is a god there is no reason we should be here. When I think of life it’s just so weird. I don’t like to think my brain is just sending electric waves to myself to tell myself what’s happening. I don’t get it guys. It freaks the fuck out of me.
eric zheng (25 days ago)
Neptune_ (26 days ago)
Delaney Lewis (26 days ago)
Crazy story. I started a new job and after my first week I had a dream that the office turned into a hostile environment and I felt trapped. I woke up thinking "I can't think like that, I just started and everything seems fine so far." The next Monday, the boss fired me for literally no reason. Crazy how dreams work like that sometimes.
the ghost gamer 2017 (27 days ago)
Why does everyone act like lucid dreaming is hard?! It's not that hard, I do it without training
Dierlijk (27 days ago)
wait wh-
I had this odd event happen once while dreaming, I was dreaming about taco Oreos that had blue filling, and then I heard my name being called, turns out a friend was calling my name to get me outside in the morning, but by the time I woke up they left, my mother told me that he had been calling out my name for a while.
Le Billy (27 days ago)
when the scary dream ends for me. and i open my eyes. i was scared to move. after about 3 minutes. i was moving as much as i want
Jordan Lamb (27 days ago)
i dont know about all that, but ill be damned if i dont pop awake the second i slip on a mat.
Moadot720 (27 days ago)
0:30 95% or 85%???? The video and Vsauce's subtitles say 95%, but the YouTube subtitles say 85%!!!!
lxke .v3 (28 days ago)
As soon as I figure out I'm in a dream I wake up
Lucid dreams... LUCID NIGHTMARES???
Ice_wallow_ Come (29 days ago)
What if I have a lucid dream and can’t move a thing?!?!
Brii Wonderful (29 days ago)
My dream be feeling sooooo reeeaall
Israel Adoba (29 days ago)
I guess the worst thing for me is falling in my dream. That immediate moment is always terrifying.
Claudio Desideri (1 month ago)
1:04 - "..if you watch people sleep, like I usually do" ahahaha Micheal that made me laugh so much out loud ahah thanks!
albino vibes (1 month ago)
What if you realize that you’re in a dream, but you have no control or conscious decision? This happens to me all the time, and whenever I realize that I am dreaming, suddenly I can’t stop or decide what’s happening and I feel trapped. Anyone else get this?
Michael Arthur (1 month ago)
God speaks to people through dreams, we are all children of god.
Reyansh Bhavya (1 month ago)
best girl sleep rem sleep
Caroline Nawracaj (1 month ago)
I almost forget my dreams all the time and then I happen to remember them.
Caroline Nawracaj (1 month ago)
I had this dream that a SWAT team was at my house and they said there was a fugitive or some dangerous criminal in my house. I let them in and I followed them inside the dark house for some weird reason. Then all of a sudden they happen to be outside and there is this shed on my front lawn. I don't have a shed. And they go in there and bring out this guy and tackle him. He almost got away but they tackled him again. I saw my two dogs just laying and watching the whole thing like close to them so I start shit talking the fugitive. 😂 I thought it was real, at least, I wanted it to be. I love dreams as long as there not nightmares.

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