Many people are living in a dream world.
Fifty-six percent of Americans believe their dreams contain hidden truths about their everyday lives, according to a survey in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Participants said they considered changing a flight or wondered about a partner's infidelity because of a bad dream. The survey showed that dreams sometimes had a bigger impact on a person's decisions than their waking thoughts.
Dreams were considered more important if they already supported existing beliefs and ideas.