Lucid Dreaming for Science

a young man dreaming surrounded by esoteric symbols

Do you lucid dream? How often? What do you do to achieve this state? Science wants to know.

In a recent article for Medium, Sally McGrane says:

While dreamers may enjoy the ability to control their dreams, neuroscientists are interested in lucid dreaming for its potential insights into how the brain works and as another avenue for therapy. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recently recommended lucid dreams as a therapy for nightmare disorders in adults. Other clinical applications for lucid dreaming are under investigation by sleep scientists for depression and to boost athletic prowess.

McGrane further notes that of the general population, only about 1 percent are estimated to have lucid dreams several times a week. Given the possible uses that might help understand and heal the mind, researchers want to learn more.

Scientists Want You to Lucid Dream


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