Lucid Dreaming

Lucid dreaming usually happens when you’re conscious that you’re dreaming. During a lucid dream, a person feels as if they are fully awake within the dream, and capable of normal thoughts and action. If you ask yourself “am I dreaming?” and you answer “yes,” then you’re having a lucid dream (LaBerge, 2000).

Overcoming REM Sleep Paralysis

The Stanford University Sleep Resaerch Center has used a unique approach to show that lucid dreams are real and that they occur during REM sleep. Dream participants, called dreamers, agree to make pre-arranged signals when they become aware they are dreaming. While sleeping in a sleep lab, they look up abruptly during a dream causing a distinct upward eye movement. Other pre-arranged hand or finger movements indicate the lucid dreamers can partially overcome REM sleep paralysis (LaBerge, 2000).

Emotional Growth “Workshop”

Lucid dreaming can convert dreams into a nightly “workshop” for emotional growth. People who have lucid dreams tend to feel a sense of emotional well-being (Wolpin Et al., 1992).

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