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Can you go into a coma from lucid dreaming

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Summers
Sleep Medicine 24 years experience
No: Lucid dreaming just means that you are aware you are dreaming and therefore make an attempt to control said dream content. It can't lead to a coma.
Dr. Beverly Dexter
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
Highly unlikely: Lucid dreaming is a naturally occurring experience but intentional lucid dreaming in the early studies left some people unable to tell whether they we... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Summers
Sleep Medicine 24 years experience
No: Lucid dreaming only means your are aware you are dreaming and can attempt to "control the dream content". You can't go in to a coma from lucid dream... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Lucid Dreaming: Lucid dreaming is dreaming while knowing you are dreaming -- realizing within a dream that the experience you're having, is not in physical reality. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Golden
A Verified Doctoranswered
47 years experience
Rational dreaming: Lucid dreaming involves some type of rational input into the dream. That input could simply be our reassuring ourselves that we are safe. For example,... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Little research but: Yes it works (but not everyone is successful). Not dangerous at all- why would it be? Within a lucid dream, anything you can imagine can happen! see... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruth Seaman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Parasomnia: These episodes are called sleep paralysis. It occurs when REM atonia (normal paralysis during dreaming), extends into partial wakefullness state. Ha... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Lucid dreams: It is when u r aware that u r dreaming. In the dream, u may be able to exert some control over your participation within the dream, or be able to mani... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dov Finman
Adolescent Medicine 11 years experience
REM: Dreaming takes place during rem sleep. You have 5 sleep stages that you progress through. The duration of the rem stage increases as you reach the ear... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Golden
A Verified Doctoranswered
47 years experience
self-talk : Lucid dreaming is usually desired because it gives the dreamer control and awareness. But to answer your question, some people can influence their dr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes!: Until recently, this was a very poorly known phenomenon. Latest studies show it not only happens and can be documented, but also it can be induced. Ho... Read More