Professor Richard Wiseman explains:
"We launched Dream:ON at the 2012 Edinburgh International Science Festival. Over the past two years, over half a million people from around the globe have downloaded the app and we have amassed more than 13 million dream reports. We have just analysed the first batch of this data and the results are fascinating.
Our data does show that peoples' dreams are indeed influenced by them choosing different soundscapes. If someone chooses a nature landscape (e.g. 'Peaceful Garden' or 'Relaxing Rainforest') they tend to experience dreams that involve greenery and flowers. In contrast, when they select a beach-type soundscape (e.g. 'Ocean View' or 'Pool Party') they are more likely to dream about the sun beating down on their skin."