The Myth That Dying in a Dream Means Dying for Real Is Nonsense—Here's Why

Learn what really happens when you die in a dream, and the strange reason you sometimes feel like you tripped over while falling asleep.


Welcome to our biweekly podcast, “I Learned A Thing In The Bathroom,” where we explain a weird, tricky or surprising subject in mere minutes. In this edition, we find out why our dreams are mostly meaningless; why monkeys are responsible for weird things that happen as you’re falling asleep; and the creepy real-life inspiration for Freddy Krueger.