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This Is How Millennials Dream

Do millennials dream of electric sheep? Erm, not quite...but here are some things they *do* dream about. And don't miss Falling Water, starting Thursday, Oct. 13, at 10/9C on USA Network.

To better understand the differences in dreaming between multiple generations, USA Network and Culture Co-Op conducted a dream study polling 1,000 Gen Xers and Yers. Here are some of their most interesting findings:

1. Millennials can remember their dreams better.

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Fourteen percent report remembering their dreams daily (5% more than Gen Xers). There is no reported correlation, however, between dream remembrance and remembering to pay rent on time.

2. Their dreams are also more vivid...

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Thirty-six percent say they remember their dreams "very well" (11% more than Gen Xers). The difference here is, ahem, clear.

3. ...and that vividness extends to colors too.

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Twenty-seven percent report having dreams with particularly vivid colors. Perhaps growing up coloring with "Macaroni and Cheese" and "Razzmatazz" had something to do with it?

4. Twenty-nine percent dream of houses...

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This one's a classic case of dreams imitating life.

5. ...nine percent have dreams featuring dogs...

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6. ...and twice as many millennials as Gen Xers dream of babies/children.

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OK, we get it! We're young and single and broke!

7. Millennials use more technology and apps in their dreams.

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That's 29% of millennials right-swiping the night away. "Accidentally posting a nude pic" = the new "showing up naked to school."

8. The geeky, tech-savvy crowd tends to dream more about nature. Whodathunk?

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Eighty-one percent recall nature in their dreams (6% more than the general population). Imaginary trees are better than none at all, we suppose...

9. And gamers in particular tend to dream about the physical body.

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Forty-four percent dream about ~sexy time~ and other body-related imagery, which is 6% higher than the general population. [insert "joystick" joke here]

10. And men in general dream more about sex.

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Lots and lots of sex, actually. Their dreams are also more fun and enlightening.

11. Forty percent of millennial men encounter ghosts, monsters, or other supernatural creatures in their dreams...

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That's nearly twice as many as millennial women.

12. ...while women's dreams tend to be more stressful.

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Twice as many women report being stressed TF out in their dreams.

13. Lastly, millennials are more likely to talk about their dreams.


They’re 50% more likely to talk about their dreams than their Gen X counterparts. So next time your co-worker Dave says, "Omg, I had the craziest dream last night," it may be a good time to "use the bathroom."

Discover more about dreams in Falling Water, premiering Thursday, Oct. 13, at 10/9C on USA Network.

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All facts from USA and Culture Co-Op