Lucid dreaming generally means dreaming in a clear, mental state. It is dreaming with an open and clear mind and having a clear idea about the dream. The term was introduced by Frederick van Eeden to illustrate a state of mind which knows you are dreaming while dreaming. The term ‘œlucid’ was used to illustrate a phase of dream when the dreamer realizes in the middle of the dream that what he is experiencing is merely a dream and not a reality. Sounds pretty interesting, doesn’t it?
In the midst of a dream, the dreamer often realizes that all those things he is seeing or experiencing are impossible in reality.
Some of the unknown facts about lucid dreaming include:
Fact 1: Lucid dreaming is a state of being aware about dreaming. Meditation can help in lucid dreaming.
Fact 2: Lucid dreaming is a state of mental imagery yet so real. The mind has full control over the dream. As soon as the realization triggers, the mind returns to its original state from lucidity.
Fact 3: Many people use lucid dreaming as a way for success in real life, for instance, in public speeches, performances, shows, debates, etc. People often rehearse in their lucid dreams to be able to achieve what they want in real life. This works because the activity of the brain during a lucid dreaming state is no different during a real event.
Fact 4: Lucid dreaming can be used for creativity and solving difficult problems. The subconscious mind often sees extraordinary things. This vivid form of mental imagery can be used to create the actual events.
Fact 5: Lucid dreaming can be very beneficial to some people as visual imagination has a great influence on the human body. Dreams about healing imagery can improve one’s physical health.
Facts 6: Lucid dreaming can help one to overcome fear.
Fact 7: Lucid dreaming is a skill that anyone can develop through practice.
Fact 8: Dream recall is an important technique to be practiced in order to learn lucid dreaming.
Fact 9: Lucid dreaming is easier for those who practice short napping.
Fact 10: Lucid dreaming can be fun and adventurous.