If your dreams are always strange and confusing, uncontrollable or scary, read carefully, because there might be a way to control them!
We’re talking about lucid dreaming, one of the most controversial science studies of the last centrury.
If we had to give an easy definition of lucid dreaming, we could describe it as the experience or instance in which a dreamer is actually aware of dreaming and can, in some cases and with obvious limitations, control the dream as he wishes.
Lucid dreaming is becoming more and more popular nowadays but only few people know enough about this experience. This “deep awareness of self” was first named and studied by the dutch writer and psychiatrist Frederik van Eeden and the subject is still being analyzed by the Stanford lucidity reasearch office lead by Stephen Laberge.
Lucid dreaming, as well as all other dreaming activity, can take place only during the REM phase, but it is actually very hard to induce and control it.
The web is full of techniques and sites about this matter, but the main question still remains: is it fair to “control” your subconsious even during sleep?
Lucid dreaming sure seems interesting and worth trying, but nothing’s better than a good old full night of “boring” sleep!