Romantic Partners Appear In 20 Percent of Dreams, Study Finds

02/04/2013 08:24 am ET | Updated Feb 05, 2013

What did you dream about last night?

If you're in a relationship, there's a good chance your significant other made an appearance.

A recent study in the journal Dreaming showed that romantic partners appear in about 20 percent of dreams among people who are in a relationship,

Researchers noted that further study is required to see the reasons for dreaming about your beau.

"In order to study factors that might affect the continuity between waking and dreaming, it would be interesting to correlate the frequency of partner dreams with day-time measures like intimacy or quarreling," they wrote in the study.

In 2011, a U.K. survey of 2,000 people conducted by Premier Inn showed that exes also frequently make appearances in dreams -- at least, for men. That survey showed that about 25 percent of men regularly dream about their ex-girlfriends, even if they were dating someone else and didn't have feelings for their ex-girlfriends, Marie Claire UK reported.

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