Lucid Dreaming: Controlling The Stories Of Sleep

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 Quite often, we fail to recall the dream that we experience at night. Moreover, the dream is quite an unusual phenomenon upon which we hardly have any control. At certain times we even undergo specific strange cravings of controlling these stories of dreams. However, the main question that lies here is that can we control our dreams? Well many researches and dream experts have come up with specific reports that suggest we can manage them. However, such control has certain limits only. With the popularity of the movie’s inception, the concept of Lucid Dreaming also has gained a tremendous amount of demand. This article talks in brief about lucid dreaming and the various ways to control it.

Lucid Dreaming: Controlling The Stories Of Sleep
Lucid Dreaming: Controlling The Stories Of Sleep

What Exactly Is Lucid Dreaming

› With the movie Inception, the concepts of lucid dreaming also gained lots of popularity. Moreover, it even piqued the interest of many researchers and experts, as well. Even a common man also seems to analyze the exact definitions of these dreams. Usually, when we dream, we move into an unconscious state of mind. Therefore we hardly remember anything about the dreams that we have imagined.

› Experts state that the lucid dream is a type of dream in which the dreamers know they are dreaming. The very first stance of the concept of lucid dreams appeared in the treatise of On Dreams. In this treatises, the Greek philosopher Aristotle stated that an instance of self-awareness existed during the dreaming stage.

› However, it remains unclear as to exactly how many people experience lucid dreaming. However, many studies have reported that lucid dreaming is quite prevalent. It’s just that not too many people usually are aware of this type of dreaming. Or in other words, one can say that many people lack self-awareness during their dreaming stage.

When Does Lucid Dreaming Take Place

Though one cannot precisely state the time of lucid dreaming, many experiences it during waking up. However, there also exist certain people who experience this dreaming during their deep sleeping stage as well. Moreover, many people can efficiently train themselves to control their dreaming with self-awareness. By gaining an immense amount of control, individuals can easily monitor their dreaming.

Lucid Dreaming: Controlling The Stories Of Sleep
Lucid Dreaming: Controlling The Stories Of Sleep

Applications Of The Control

Additionally, the extent to which one can exert control over their dreaming also changes. Individuals with high powers of concentration usually can do with this ease. Moreover, even those with less concentration can achieve this with the help of meditation and yoga. However, one needs constant practice to gain such control over the dreams.

• Moreover, the main application of these types of dreams lies in the recurring nightmares that we face. Quite often, many individuals tend to face many recurring nightmares that they get tired of.  In such a case having self-awareness allows them to control these nightmares and eventually put an end to them. However, such awareness requires regular practice and confidence, as well. Such type of dreaming also has the potential to help individuals with specific dream phobias.