- 人間科学研究 = Bulletin of Human Science (ISSN:03882152)
- vol.34, pp.37-45, 2013-03-01
The purpose of the present study was to explore the frequency of pain in dreams. Three hundred and fifty-four undergraduates, ranging in age from 19 to 32 years, were surveyed using a 13-item questionnaire that asked about the frequency of pain in dreams and a 26-item questionnaire on the frequency of dream recall (Okada, 2000, 2001). Factor analysis of the pain experience indicated that pain in dreams fell into two categories - feeling pain congruent with one's state and not feeling pain congruent with one's state. Feeling pain correlated with the frequency of smell, taste, and touch in dreams, but not feeling pain did not.