Sleep and Lucid Dreams
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Home > Sleep Disorders > Escaping From Nightmares Becoming lucidly aware while dreaming is probably the most effective way of escaping from nightmares . In fact, many of my early lucid dreams arose from moments of sheer terror in a nightmare, which triggered my conscious brain to think: hang on, what on Earth is going on here? I must be dreaming! Knowing that I now had control of the dream, I then had two options. I could either take the short cut and shout "WAKE UP!"
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[From NIGHTLIGHT 3(2-3), 1991, Copyright, The Lucidity Institute .] ======================================================================== OTHER WORLDS: OUT-OF-BODY EXPERIENCES AND LUCID DREAMS by Lynne Levitan and Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D. ======================================================================== "Out of body" experiences (OBEs) are personal experiences during which people feel as if they are perceiving the physical world from a location outside of their physical bodies. At least 5 and perhaps as many as 35 of every 100 people have had an OBE at least once in their lives (Blackmore, 1982).
Sleep Paralysis Accounts Personal experiences extracted from BISLEEP Discussion Forum-- Basic Sleep Research RE: Subject:Sleep Paralysis, Hypnogogic Trance Follow-Up posted by Rose Martinson (email@example.com) on 14:9:54 9/5/96
A lucid dream is any dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. The term was coined by the Dutch psychiatrist and writer Frederik (Willem) van Eeden (1860–1932). [ 1 ] In a lucid dream, the dreamer can exert some degree of control over their participation within the dream or be able to manipulate their imaginary experiences in the dream environment. [ 2 ] Lucid dreams can be realistic and vivid. [ 3 ] It is shown that there are higher amounts of beta-1 frequency band (13–19 Hz) experienced by lucid dreamers, hence there is an increased amount of activity in the parietal lobes making lucid dreaming a conscious process. [ 4 ] Lucid dreaming has been researched scientifically, and its existence is well established. [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ edit ] Scientific history
by Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D. Lucid Dreaming Physiologically Verified Although we are not usually explicitly aware of the fact that we are dreaming while we are dreaming, at times a remarkable exception occurs, and we become conscious enough to realize that we are dreaming. "Lucid" dreamers (the term derives from van Eeden, 1913) report being able to freely remember the circumstances of waking life, to think clearly, and to act deliberately upon reflection, all while experiencing a dream world that seems vividly real (Green, 1968; LaBerge, 1985; Gackenbach & LaBerge, 1988). This is all in contrast to the usual past characterization of dreams as typically lacking any reflective awareness or true volition (Rechtschaffen, 1978). Lucid dreaming is normally a rare experience.
o one would normally consider David Maurice , Ph.D., professor of ocular physiology in the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center , a revolutionary. Nevertheless, he has reignited a decades-long controversy that could spark a revolutionary re-evaluation of an entire field of behavioral research. Dr. Maurice has developed a startling new line of scientific inquiry that, when added to other findings, could change our understanding of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and the nature of dreams. What Maurice has done is to suggest an alternative explanation for the phenomenon known as REM sleep, the stage in which the eyes rapidly move and most dreams occur. Dr.
Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which people, either when falling asleep or wakening, temporarily experience an inability to move.
You wake up unable to move, barely able to breathe... you feel an oppressive weight on your chest... and you sense some evil presence in the room... The old hag strikes! A reader writes: About a year and a half ago, I was awoken in the night by a strong, warm breeze. I could not move and could not scream. It lasted about 30 seconds and was gone.
Rapid eye movement sleep ( REM sleep ) is a normal stage of sleep characterized by the rapid and random movement of the eyes . REM sleep is classified into two categories: tonic and phasic. [ 1 ] It was identified and defined by Nathaniel Kleitman , Eugene Aserinsky , and Jon Birtwell in the early 1950s. Criteria for REM sleep includes rapid eye movement, low muscle tone and a rapid, low-voltage EEG ; these features are easily discernible in a polysomnogram , [ 2 ] the sleep study typically done for patients with suspected sleep disorders. [ 3 ] REM sleep in adult humans typically occupies 20–25% of total sleep, about 90–120 minutes of a night's sleep.
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By lucid dreaming, you can gain complete control over the one place that no one will ever care about: your imagination. Just The Facts Lucid dreaming is a scientifically proven phenomenon. While some get into lucid dreaming in order to treat chronic nightmares, or to experience all facets of the human experience, approximately 99.8% of people use it as a tool for cheap and interactive 3D porn.