Lucid dreams are the type of incredible dream where you, the person experiencing the dream first hand, are self-conscious and in a modicum of control over what occurs within the dream and its realm. Basically, you are completely aware that you are asleep and in the midst of a dream, and some people have learned how to control this experience so they can change the outcome and happenings of the dream itself. It takes practice, of course, but could be well worth the trouble. Here are ten lucid dreaming facts to keep you in control.
Upon awaking from a lucid dream, you can reenter the dream world using a technique known as “dream exit induced lucid dreaming.” Simply keep your body still and close your eyes immediately upon awakening.
Around 20 percent of all people experience lucid dreams at least once per month. 50 percent of people will experience a lucid dream at least one time in their lives.
Tibetan monks are known for using lucid dreaming techniques as a form of enlightenment. They use dreams to visit places and various planes, speak with sentient beings, and receive empowerment.
The consciousness one experiences while in the middle of a lucid dream is completely real. Users experience a dream are capable of communicating with the rest of the world while sleeping.
Meditation has been found to increase the frequency and quality of a lucid dream.
Some scientists fully believe that a lucid dream is a special state of consciousness between being awake and asleep.
Experiencing an orgasm while in a lucid dream is usually accompanied by real responses in the body, including an elevated heart rate, changes to your vascular tissue, and even ejaculation.
There is a significant increase in the amount of Vitamin B6 that can increase both the intensity of the lucid dream and your recollection of what happened in it.
Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex
Lucid dreams tend to occur from a very special part of the brain known as the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. This portion of the brain is responsible for self-awareness and your working memory.
Ancient Egyptians were actually known to experience and record the very first lucid dreams of mankind.