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Can Lucid Dreaming Be Used To Reduce Stress
Realization: During lucid dreaming, the dreamer becomes aware that s/he is dreaming and can often direct the dream. This can be very beneficial with disturbing dreams. A similar mechanism is involved in realizing and stepping back from disturbing thoughts. Such mindfulness is consistent with being able to realize that you are the thinker and being able to drop thoughts, relieve stress, and experience wellbeing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
A lucid dream is any: dream in which you are aware you are dreaming. It can be positive, beneficial. Vivid nightmares are not so good. When you awaken you may “re-write” nightmares by thinking of different (positive, under your control and desire) outcomes to events in the nightmare. Repeated practice may train your brain to re-write the dreams for you. I have helped myself and many others succeed at this. Best regards ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A lucid dream is one in which the person is aware they are dreaming. It is a fascinating topic to read about. I'm not an expert, but relatively common medical knowledge suggests that quite simply, you would wake up at some point. I "think" you can dream you are in a coma as part of a lucid dream, but again, at some point, yoiu would wake up in the usual fashion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With "Dream work up": In my opinion lucid dreaming is part of sleep hygiene, such as good and timely comfortable sleep. Choline is an amino acid that also promotes acetylcholine, therefore enhancing the expression of REM sleep. It can be cheaply found as a Lecithin supplement, but is also present in some common foods such as bananas, onions, soybeans, potatoes and plantains. I am not sure there are ways to get a dose. ...Read more
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 dreams with self-talk or self-hypnosis before they fall asleep. So if one did not want to spoil happy dreams with lucidity, one could theoretically say to oneself that they will enjoy their dreams without any rational input. ...Read more
Can Measure & Create: We've ways of detecting lds & even stimulating the brain 2produce lds. Thnx 2cognitive neuroscience (study of neurobiological underpinnings of perceptions/thoughts/emotions) we r learning which brain areas r involved in generating lds & which states of consciousness (as reflected in eeg brain waves) signal they're occurring. Some r testing ld techniques 4treating trauma survivors having nightmares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"stress" is mental, physical, or emotional tension or strain. For each of us, the experience is a little different -- and the situations that trigger it are individual also. "stress management" is the process of using tools or skills such as guided imagery/visualization, meditation, biofeedback, breathing exercises, yoga, etc to decrease or contain this ...Read more
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