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What is lucid dreaming?

What is lucid dreaming?

Can you imagine having complete control on your dreams and doing whatever you want, without any limits? Lucid dreaming can make this come true.

If you've seen the movie Inception, by Christopher Nolan, you will remember how the characters entered a phase of dreaming where they could control what happened. The idea of the movie is inspired by lucid dreaming.

Have you ever had a dream that was so vivid, that even when you woke up, you thought it was real? Lucid dreams are also very vivid, but they go a step further.

So, what are lucid dreams?

In lucid dreams, we're aware that we're dreaming, and we can take control of our actions, going beyond the laws of physics (you're in a dream, after all). They happen during the REM phase of sleep, which is not deep and occurs many times during the night. In these dreams, we can intentionally change what happens. Sounds incredible, right?

How can you have lucid dreams?

Experts of the field assure that there are some techniques to train your mind and have lucid dreams. The most important thing, they say, is motivation. For instance, repeating to yourself that you want to remember your dreams before you go to sleep.

There are a few methods that you can practice to have lucid dreams, like reality check, the MILD technique, and much more. You can find more information on each technique by researching online.

Have you ever had a lucid dream?

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