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Ever Wondered If You Were Dreaming While You Dreamed? That's Lucid Dreaming!


Have you ever woken up from a dream feeling like you could have flown if you just tried a little harder, or changed the course of the dream entirely? That's the world of lucid dreaming! Lucid dreaming is when you become aware that you're dreaming while the dream is still happening. This can lead to some pretty amazing experiences, from flying through the sky to having conversations with dream characters.

But lucid dreaming isn't just about having cool experiences (although that is a perk!). Research suggests that lucid dreaming may also have some practical benefits, like helping people overcome nightmares or phobias.

So how do you know if you've had a lucid dream?

The hallmark of a lucid dream is the realization that you're dreaming. This can happen in a number of ways. Sometimes, people will notice something illogical in their dream, like seeing a talking cat, which tips them off. Others may perform a "reality check," like trying to push a finger through their palm (which feels different in a dream).

Can you learn to lucid dream?

The good news is that yes, lucid dreaming is a skill that can be learned! There are a number of techniques out there, like reality checks and keeping a dream journal. If you're interested in learning more, a quick web search for "lucid dreaming techniques" will give you plenty of resources to get you started.

Lucid dreaming can be a fascinating and rewarding experience. So why not give it a try? Who knows, you might just find yourself soaring through the clouds in your next dream!