Lucid dreaming is a dream state that only some have had the chance to experience. Only about 50% of the population have had or do have lucid dreaming. You will know when you have had a lucid dream, because these are the dreams that are so vivid that you will have a hard time believing they are not. There can be many different scenario’s played out in these dreams.
You are the one in control as well, it is almost as if you are playing a video game. You will be able to do things that you can’t do in the real world. Sometimes these dreams pull you in so much that your body will make the same movements even though you are indeed in bed sleeping. Such as kicking, hitting, yelling in your sleep and more.
It has also been scientifically proven some medications can cause lucid dreaming. Such as medications for Parkinson’s disease. It is also believed that anyone can learn to lucid dream. The first time you get to experience lucid dreaming, you will want to try it over and over again. Once you learn to do it, it gets easier and easier. In your virtual dream world anything can happen. So many like to go there to get away from everything.
It is also great for many other reasons such as problem solving. Lucid dreams can help you solve problems you have been pondering. It can increase your creativity bringing out the artistic side of you. It can help you face your fears, because in your dream you can face anything without fear. Lucid dreams can help improve your confidence as well. It can also help with developing your sense of self. Once you tap into the benefits you will be glad you did.
Monks have used dream control for more than 1000 years. It became popularized in the 60’s by the scientific world, when people started realizing the potential lucid dreams had. Since then there has been plenty of studies on lucid dreaming. A Celia Green was the first one who discovered the potential of self-awareness in lucid dreams.