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Monday, 18 October 2021

20 Facts About Lucid Dreaming

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When you go to your bed and lay down at night, your brain is not empty, and you are still thinking of so many things, a typical routine for mango people. Your brain is working all day long and tired, so calmness and peacefulness is a gift to it, and it helps your brain build a reality different from the outside world. The experience of the dreams feels so natural that you don't realize the dream until you wake up.

Some people are aware that they are dreaming during dreams, termed lucid dreams (LD). In LD, not only do they dream but also can control and mould according to their mind. You can say that lucid dreaming is like a person sitting in the driving seat and controlling the direction and destination on their own.

20 Facts About Lucid Dreaming

Lucid dreaming is as old as human beings are, here; you will learn some fascinating facts and interesting information about lucid dreaming:

1. 5000 years ago, ancient Egyptians were the first to record lucid dreams.

2."Dream Yoga" is actually an attempt at lucid dreams by Tibetan Buddhists.

3. Taking Vitamin B6 before sleeping might put a person in a lucid dreaming state and help with dream recalls and intensity.

4. 20% of people experience lucid dreams once a month, while half of the world's population experience lucid dreams once in their life. Most people start lucid dreaming at an early stage.

5. Those people who have more grey matter in their brain around the cerebrum have more lucid dreams.

6. Lucid dreams occur during the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleeping phase, where all the body muscles are still but eye-movement muscles are working only.

7. During lucid dreaming, if you close your eyes, you actually wake up to an alternate world.

8. A state of consciousness can be mapped by lucid dreaming.

9. Orgasms can be natural during LD. At the same time, common themes are sex, actions and adventures, etc.

10. In lucid dreams, meditation is entirely linked with self-awareness.

11. Lucid dreaming is a learnable skill. You might be better if you get more practice.

12. Playing video games is also connected to having lucid dreams.

13. Time in LD "Moves More Slowly" than in real life.

14. In the beginning, lucid dreams are just the same as ordinary dreams.

15. Nightmares are not the same as lucid dreams.

16. During LD, the degree of awareness and control can vary from person to person.

17. If you never have a lucid dream in your life, it is totally normal, so no need to worry about that. But if you want to practice, there are some strategies that you can learn to be in lucid dreams.

18. Sleep position also matters during dreams.

19. You mostly forget what you see in your dreams if you wake up and sit quickly.

20. It is tough to read and check the time during lucid dreaming. Time may be blurry, and it changes continuously.