Lucid Dreams

Lucid Dreams

What Are Lucid Dreams?

Lucid dreams are when you know that you’re dreaming while you’re asleep.
You’re aware that the events flashing through your brain aren’t really happening. But the dream feels vivid and real. You may even be able to control how the action unfolds, as if you’re directing a movie in your sleep.

Studies suggest that about half of people may have had at least one lucid dream. But they probably don’t happen often, usually only a handful of times in a year.

When you sleep, your brain cycles through rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-REM sleep.
Non-REM sleep includes three separate stages. During non-REM, your brain waves, heartbeat, and eye movements gradually slow down.
In REM sleep, your brain is extremely active. Your heart rate and eye movements also increase.
Lucid dreaming, like most dreams, usually happens during REM sleep.

In a lucid dream, you know that you’re dreaming. You’re aware of your awareness during the dream state.

Benefits of Lucid Dreams
Lucid dreams might help your waking life with benefits like:

What Are Lucid Dreams?

Lucid dreams are when you know that you’re dreaming while you’re asleep.
You’re aware that the events flashing through your brain aren’t really happening. But the dream feels vivid and real. You may even be able to control how the action unfolds, as if you’re directing a movie in your sleep.

Studies suggest that about half of people may have had at least one lucid dream. But they probably don’t happen often, usually only a handful of times in a year.

When you sleep, your brain cycles through rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-REM sleep.
Non-REM sleep includes three separate stages. During non-REM, your brain waves, heartbeat, and eye movements gradually slow down.
In REM sleep, your brain is extremely active. Your heart rate and eye movements also increase.
Lucid dreaming, like most dreams, usually happens during REM sleep.

In a lucid dream, you know that you’re dreaming. You’re aware of your awareness during the dream state.

Benefits of Lucid Dreams
Lucid dreams might help your waking life with benefits like:

  • Less anxiety. The sense of control you feel during a lucid dream may stay with you and make you feel empowered. When you’re aware that you’re in a dream, you can shape the story and the ending. That might serve as therapy for people who have nightmares, teaching them how to control their dreams.
  • Better motor skills. Limited studies suggest that it may be possible to improve simple things like tapping your fingers more quickly by “practicing” during your lucid dream. The same part of your brain turns active whether you imagine the movements while awake or run through them during a lucid dream.
  • Improved problem-solving. Researchers found some evidence that lucid dreams can help people solve problems that deal with creativity (like a conflict with another person) more than with logic (such as a math problem).
  • More creativity. Some people taking part in lucid dream studies were able to come up with new ideas or insights, sometimes with the help of characters in their dreams.

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