Lucid dreams are dreams in which you are self-conscious. In essence, it is a dream in which you are aware that you are dreaming.
Fascinating Lucid Dreaming Facts
1 Ancient Egyptians experienced and recorded the first lucid dreams.
2 Lucid dreams originate from a special part of the brain called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. This section, responsible for self-awareness and working memory, is activated when we become aware that we are dreaming.
3 An increased amount of Vitamin B6 can increase your dream intensity and recollection.
4 Scientists still are not quite sure what makes a dream a lucid dream. When sleep doctors wire up patients brains and track their brainwaves, a regular and a lucid dream look the same on EEG equipment.
5 Scientists believe that lucid dreams may be a special, distinct state of consciousness.
6 Meditation can increase the frequency with which you get lucid dreams.
7 The consciousness in lucid dreams is real. Lucid dreamers are able to communicate with the outside world.
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8 Tibetan monks use lucid dreaming to achieve enlightenment. They use these dreams to visit different places and planes, meet with other sentient beings, and receive initiations and empowerments.
9 20% of us experience lucid dreams at least once a month, while 50% of us have had a lucid dream at least once in our lives.
10 When you wake up from a lucid dream, you can go back to it through a technique called “dream exit induced lucid dreaming.” All you have to do is keep your body still and close your eyes immediately when you wake up.
11 Lucid dreaming has many merits, including the ability to meet your heroes, discover a personal meaning to your life and safely get over your phobias.
12 To experience lucid dreams, you may consider tips and tricks such as sleeping in complete darkness, keeping a consistent sleep schedule, limiting your electronic usage and massaging your scalp before bed.
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How To Lucid Dream Tonight In 3 Steps
If you’re curious now and want to learn how to Lucid Dream, watch this video. You will learn how to lucid dream in 3 easy steps using the MILD technique. Even if you’re a beginner, you can try this tonight and have a good chance of it working!
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