Can people share dreams?

Next: How can I tell actual paranormal experiences from self-delusion? Up: Introduction to the DreamFAQ Previous: Do dreams predict the future?

Can people share dreams?

A. Again, an unanswered question. Many people believe that such a possibility exists, but the lack of a sufficient scientific explanation is obvious. The often-claimed experiences of this kind are not thoroughly enough documented and examined. It is rather plausible that people "meet in dreams" just by dreaming *roughly* of similar things, and fuzzy memory does the rest when they tell each other. (Write down your dreams!)

But again, whether actual telepathic interaction is possible remains unanswered for now, and some people are doing research about it under lab conditions.

One trivial case of interaction in dreams is people who sleep in the same room talking to each other in their sleep. Yes, that does happen.





Don't see what you need? Psych Web has over 1,000 pages, so it may be elsewhere on the site. Do a site-specific Google search using the box below.

Custom Search