How to control your dreams with Lucid Dreaming?

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Lucid Dreaming



Imagine how many extraordinary experiences you could have if you where able to control your dreams! It’s possible with Lucid Dreaming. Watch our Anystory to learn how it works and download our free Infographic to try it yourself!

What is lucid dreaming?

Lucid Dreaming describes a state of dreaming in which you are aware that you are dreaming. Lucid is simply a synonym for “clear” and for many people it isn’t enough to be just aware of the fact that they’re dreaming. Therefore, they aim to seize control over their dreams in order to enhance the lucid dreaming experience.

Why do people lucid dream?

Lucid Dreaming has many fascinating advantages. Being able to control the narrative and environment of your dreams without fearing real-life consequences sounds tempting, right? Moreover, being able to dream lucidly allows you to become inspired or simply to relax. It is also used to treat phobias and serves for therapeutic purposes to treat mental conditions.

How to lucid dream?

Now you know what Lucid Dreaming is and why it can be fascinating. Yet, if you have never experienced this phenomenon, you may be still in doubt whether this is all a hoax or not. This sounds too good to be true, after all? Gladly, there are several well-documented and proven techniques, tips & tricks.


The Script

Being chased by monsters an infinite fall from the sky or being naked in public. Why we exactly dream is still a question for modern science. But dreams can sometimes take on strange shapes. They often feel random and completely out of your control. An average person has 2190 dreams a year. Wouldn’t it be awesome to get a bit more control over them with a more positive vibe?

Lucid Dreaming is a scientifically documented state of dreaming which enables you to become aware of your dreams while dreaming, and enhance this experience by gaining control over the narrative, characters, and environment.

Sounds cool right? But Lucid Dreaming is not only about having fun. It enables people to experience whatever they’re afraid of without facing the consequences. Therefore it can be used for overcoming a phobia or trauma or the treatment of PTSD and nightmares.

So how does it work?

Our sleep consists of five different stages which repeat themselves every 90 minutes. The fifth and final stage in this cycle is the Rapid Eye Moving stage. This is where dreams occur. It’s the deepest phase of sleep. Your eyes move rapidly around and your brain is highly active. However, your body is relaxed. The moment you start to become conscious of  dreaming you tend to wake up and you’ll leave the REM stage. Your dream… is then lost.

There are several practices and techniques which allow you to gain control whilst remaining in the REM stage. Some of the most common exercises include keeping track of a dream journal and perform reality checks regularly. This trains your brain’s awareness while dreaming and allows you to become a Lucid Dreamer!

Want to try it yourself? Check out our infographic in the link below!

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