One may not really think twice about the effects of dreaming, but what happens when you attempt to control your dreams?
Lucid dreaming is the practice of dreaming while maintaining consciousness so as to control your dreams.
This means you have the freedom to create worlds, do anything you can imagine doing, go where you want to go and do it all from the comfort of your bed.
While this sounds exciting and wondrous, many wonder if there are any dangers associated with such practices.
In other words: is lucid dreaming dangerous for us?
Lets take a look at the answers to this question.
Effects of Lucid Dreaming
For most individuals, at some point, they are likely to experience a type of lucid dream.
While dreaming you may find yourself saying something like ‘this is just a dream’ or ‘I must be dreaming’.
For the most part, this is basically a lucid dream.
You are aware of the fact that you are indeed asleep and what you are experiencing is not real.
Those who experience conscious dreams and employ the use of supplements or tricks to help initiate the process feel as though they benefit.
Most claim to have deeper, more restful sleep.
Others who have fears, phobias or persistent nightmares find that through controlling their dreams, they can conquer these things.
Physically, there are no real documented changes, just that participants felt less stress.