Did you ever want to control what happens in your dreams? Do you think that’s possible or just a fictitious idea just too crazy to believe? Well, this crazy idea might be not so crazy after all and controlling your dreams could be easier than you might think!
What is a lucid dream?
According to the site World of Lucid Dreaming, a lucid dream is:
Any dream during sleep in which you become aware that you’re dreaming.”
Being able to lucid dream can make it possible to:
- Have more vivid dreams where everything seems more realistic.
- Fulfill any fantasy you might have like flying, changing appearance, time travel, etc.
- Overcome any personal problems like fears, phobias, past traumas, etc.
- Get in touch with your inner creativity like creating music and more
To have a better understanding of lucid dreaming watch the video below, created by Asap SCIENCE, where they explain it with colorful and explicit illustrations. It makes it a little easier to understand since the concept is a bit abstract.
Is lucid dreaming scientifically proven?
I was reading somewhere that everything appears to be “scientifically proven” these days. So I am not saying that all of this is true, but it seems that there are several scientific studies corroborating the authenticity of lucid dreaming.
The researchers working on justifying the existence of lucid dreams have used brainwave, blood flow and eye movement data to confirm that at the time of lucid dreams, higher levels of consciousness are reached.
Lucid dreaming was first scientifically proven in 1975 by British parapsychologist Dr Keith Hearne through his ocular-signalling technique. However, this concept has been the subject of numerous scientific studies ever since.
How to control your dreams infographic
I know I showed you a video explaining the concept of lucid dreams, but I also found this infographic below and I couldn’t choose which one was the best. So I decided to present you both of them.
This infographic, created by BedroomWorld, demonstrates a lot of fascinating information about lucid dreams and the stages of sleep. You’ll find in it:
- The stages of a sleep cycle
- How to lucid dream
- Reality check
- Getting to dreamland
- And more
I find this infographic to be the perfect complement to the video above to really understand the notions of lucid dreaming.
Click on infographic to enlarge
|Embedded from BestInfographics.co|
Over to you
What do you think of this theory? Do you believe it could be possible? Whether we, believe it or not, this phenomenon is beginning to be well known such as astral travels.
When we talk about paranormal phenomena like lucid dreams and astral travels, not everyone is on board, but in my opinion, these studies are still interesting. Either way, I think this would be really cool to be able to control what happens in your dreams. Don’t you?