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  • Being chased by monsters... an infinite fall from the sky... 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?

  • 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.

  • 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 dreamis 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(ing) "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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Being chased by monsters... an infinite fall from the sky... being naked in public.

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