25 Bizarre Facts About Lucid Dreaming

Everyone can admit dreaming is a bizarre mental state. It takes you to all kinds of places, throws you back into a memory, and smashes together a kaleidoscope things that in the real world would be strange, like fishing for birds on the moon. To top it all off, you wake up and can hardly remember any of it. Well, lucid dreaming dials all that to eleven. Not only that, it puts you in the driver’s seat, letting you control the direction of the dream. Perhaps you’ve had a lucid dream in the past or want to find out how you can have one in the future? From the benefits of lucid dreaming to the percentage of natural lucid dreamers, we’ve got some of your burning questions covered. Here are 25 Bizarre Facts About Lucid Dreaming.

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Lucid dreaming is when you can consciously control your dreams and may even experience them like they're real life.

dreamSource: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/lucid-dreaming-8-fun-facts-and-how

It was first described by Dutch psychiatrist Frederick Van Eeden in 1913, recounting a dream where he could voluntarily act but also knew he was dreaming.

frederick eedenSource: http://lucidity.com/vanEeden.html


The only time you can lucid dream is during the REM sleeping phase. In this stage, your muscles are still but your eye-movement is working in overtime.


According to a study, over half the world's population will lucid dream at one point in their lifetime.

crowd-of-peopleSource: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/van-winkles/what-is-lucid-dreaming-an_b_7663492.html


While some have been skeptical of lucid dreaming, scientists have proven it occurs thanks to many conclusive studies. These studies include a break-through study at Hull University in 1975 and a study at Neurological Laboratory in Frankfurt in 2009 which studied brainwaves while lucid dreaming.

brainwavesSource: https://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/is-lucid-dreaming-real.html

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