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Lucid Dreaming is a mystery we’re starting to crack


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Have you ever been aware you’re dreaming? Perhaps even controlled what happened in your dreams? If so, you may be a lucid dreamer.

In part 6 of our neuroscience expert series with Ben Rein, a neuroscientist at Stanford University and a social media science communicator, we learned about these lucid dreamers.

Rein tells Pop Mech video producer Ken Kawada that early research on them has revealed some compelling data.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a41954144/lucid-dreaming/

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11 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

Have you ever been aware you’re dreaming? Perhaps even controlled what happened in your dreams? If so, you may be a lucid dreamer.

I always thought that everyone dreamed that way to a certain extent. I've always dreamed that way and I find it weird that others don't.

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Is it "impairing the lucid dreamers quality of sleep". I'd say that depends on the induction method (how you induce  lucid dreams). There's many methods. One method (wake initiated lucid dream) left me in a weird uncomfortable trance for hours. Though most lucid dreamers are in agreement certain things can increase ur odds (keeping a dream journal).

In regards to, ask yourself "am I dreaming" technique (usually called reality checks) I think its overrated. I tried for months and it didn't improve the frequency of lucid dreams. Also the "control everything" aspect is debatable. You can be lucid but doesn't mean every wish (like flying) is granted. Anyway, if you can practice & pull it off multiple times, it's an insane experience.

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Perhaps someone can help me here.  I find that when I start to lucid dream of late that I tend to just wake up.  I want my infantile wish fulfilment back :cry:

Any hints or suggestions as to how to remedy my unfortunate situation?

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Four shots of brandy.

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On 11/21/2022 at 7:55 AM, Hammerclaw said:

Four shots of brandy.

Nah, tried that.

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I've been a lucid dreamer my entire life. Call it a side effect from being taught visualization by my Mom for pain as a very little child. I have had chronic pain from a birth defect and had seen kids desperate for their next shot or pill, and offered barbiturates at a young age as the only treatment. My Mom taught me to visualizefor pain relief, if you've ever seen the movie Mask, same thing Rocky's Mom used. From that I became a lucid dreamer and learned to hone it so I can change details, create new dreams while I sleep, start dreaming immediately as I fall asleep. As a kid I would start a story in my head before I fell asleep and then kept the story going once I was asleep. As an adult my usual dream prompt is "Where do I want to go" and set my intention as I drift off. Only time I don't lucid dream is when I'm on hospital drugs after a procedure or surgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 11/20/2022 at 2:56 AM, Alchopwn said:

Perhaps someone can help me here.  I find that when I start to lucid dream of late that I tend to just wake up.  I want my infantile wish fulfilment back :cry:

Any hints or suggestions as to how to remedy my unfortunate situation?

You could practice (inducing lucid dreams) more often. Many times, it's usually short. Your memory easily plays tricks on you. I've had numerous (lucid) dreams, the moment I realize it, cops or mysterious people drag me away (wherever I am) and claim I'm not supposed to be there. I've seen the term "dream police" on dream forums numerous times. So it's not just me. I'm NOT saying it's something paranormal but definitely strange.

Anyway to have a prolonged lucid experience isn't easy. It's a juggling act to stay lucid, like being in between two worlds. I'd constantly remind myself (sometimes it seemed like 30 minutes) I'm definitely dreaming. If you get too excited or distracted you may forget about it. I'd visit different lucid dream sites for more info (it's out there). Good luck.

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15 hours ago, Bed of chaos said:

You could practice (inducing lucid dreams) more often. Many times, it's usually short. Your memory easily plays tricks on you. I've had numerous (lucid) dreams, the moment I realize it, cops or mysterious people drag me away (wherever I am) and claim I'm not supposed to be there. I've seen the term "dream police" on dream forums numerous times. So it's not just me. I'm NOT saying it's something paranormal but definitely strange.

Anyway to have a prolonged lucid experience isn't easy. It's a juggling act to stay lucid, like being in between two worlds. I'd constantly remind myself (sometimes it seemed like 30 minutes) I'm definitely dreaming. If you get too excited or distracted you may forget about it. I'd visit different lucid dream sites for more info (it's out there). Good luck.

My problem is that I achieve lucidity for a little while then I just bounce awake.  It's a recent thing.  Annoying too.

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On 11/27/2022 at 5:25 AM, Alchopwn said:

My problem is that I achieve lucidity for a little while then I just bounce awake.  It's a recent thing.  Annoying too.

This happens to many people. After you wake up, you could try setting an alarm for 2-3 hrs then induce another lucid dream (look up techniques on dream sites). Its called wake back to bed. Basically increase ur probability it happens. Over and over again. That's all we really know. Be persistent and increase ur odds. I'd guess more than once a month.

When you become lucid, you never know what strange, spontaneous situation may happen.. May sound vague but you have to remain calm. It's a juggling act. You simultaneously can't get too excited (many wake up) or slip back into fantasy land (forget ur lucid). No one said it was easy.

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