25 Bizarre Facts About Lucid Dreaming

Everyone can admit dreaming is a bizarre mental state. It takes you to all kinds of places, throws you back into a memory, and smashes together a kaleidoscope things that in the real world would be strange, like fishing for birds on the moon. To top it all off, you wake up and can hardly remember any of it. Well, lucid dreaming dials all that to eleven. Not only that, it puts you in the driver’s seat, letting you control the direction of the dream. Perhaps you’ve had a lucid dream in the past or want to find out how you can have one in the future? From the benefits of lucid dreaming to the percentage of natural lucid dreamers, we’ve got some of your burning questions covered. Here are 25 Bizarre Facts About Lucid Dreaming.

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No one really knows why lucid dreams happen, but some studies have found people with more gray matter in their brains, which is the substance around the cerebrum, tend to have them more.

gray matterSource: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/anatomyvideos/000016.htm

While over half of the world's population will experience a lucid dream once in their lifetime, only about 20 percent will experience one per month.

fantasySource: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/van-winkles/what-is-lucid-dreaming-an_b_7663492.html

While people claim they have total control in a lucid dream, in reality, the amount of control they truly have varies. No one really has total control.

fantasyfantasySource: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/dreams-dreaming/

Some claim lucid dreaming can be a good rehearsal space to practice real-life activities, like public speaking or standing up to your boss.

swimmingSource: https://lifehacker.com/the-benefits-and-risks-of-lucid-dreaming-1795735303

According to one study, taking Vitamin B6 before sleeping could help with dream recall and might even put you in a lucid dreaming state.

vitamin bSource: https://newatlas.com/vitamin-b6-help-dream-recall/54424/

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