Sleeping on your stomach gives you sexy dreams, new study reveals Jeff Mann August 10, 2012 Blog SEX © by kyz A study published in the journal Dreaming has revealed that your body position during sleep can greatly influence the content of your dreams. Calvin Kai-Ching Yu, a researcher at Shue Yan University in Hong Kong spoke to 670 students, getting them to fill out detailed surveys about their sleep and dream lives. He found that those who slept on their stomachs reported a higher incidence of feeling sensations related to ‘sex’ and ‘persecution’ than those who adopted other sleeping positions. The researchers think it might have something to do with the brain getting less oxygen, which results in the sensation of feeling constricted. They also speculated that when we sleep face down, our genitals receive more stimulus from the bed and sheets, so our brains incorporate that into dreams with an erotic theme. Kai-Ching Yu concluded that “This study provides the evidence that dream experiences, and in particular dream content, can be influenced by body posture during sleep. I believe that the brain during sleep is not at all totally detached from the external world, and stimuli, including those stemming from the environment, are probably incorporated into dream content more often than people observe or are aware of. The unconscious brains of the dreamers try to make sense, and even make use of, the external stimuli.” Source What influences your dreams? Have your say in the comments section below. Related PostsScientists decode dream content using brain scansMIT boffins achieve Inception-like dream engineeringA few theories about the function of dreamsWhy Do We Dream? (VIDEO)NightmaresThe 33 Biggest Sleep Myths Finally Debunked Once And For AllAlcohol Can Really Mess Up Your SleepThe science of sleep, creativity and insomnia Leave a Reply Be the First to Comment! You must be logged in to post a comment.