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Doctor insights on: Lucid Dreaming

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Can melatonin induce a lucid dream?

Can melatonin induce a lucid dream?

Melatonin: Some users of melatonin report increase vivid dreams. Very high doses of @50mg. Increase rem sleep time & dream activity. ...Read more

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Could "ngi112" meditate or lucid dream?

Could "ngi112" meditate or lucid dream?

Spent a while: trying to research ngi112. Are you referring to Northern Ghost Investigators? Saw things about astral projections, meditation, fantasy games, making dreams come true. Frankly, I really couldn't figure this one out. ...Read more

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Do I dream during REM sleep?

Do I dream during REM sleep?

Yes: Absolutely dreaming is a major part of rem along with flaccid muscles (no activity). Muscles that are still active in rem are the diaphragm and your eye muscles. ...Read more

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Can lucid dreaming lead to comas?

Can lucid dreaming lead to comas?

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. ...Read more

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Whats hypnagogic hallucinations?

Whats hypnagogic hallucinations?

Hypnagogic hallucin: These are perceptual disturbances that occur as someone is falling asleep. ...Read more

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Will I dream during polyphasic sleeping?

Will I dream during polyphasic sleeping?

Sleep: People usually dream when sleeping. Not sure why the polyphasic disclaimer. ...Read more

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Is lucid dreaming a medically proven phenomenon?

Is lucid dreaming a medically proven phenomenon?

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 more

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Are vivid dreams any indication of sleep quality? Deep sleep? Been having vivid dreams nighty for weeks.

Are vivid dreams any indication of sleep quality?  Deep sleep?  Been having vivid dreams nighty for weeks.

Vivid Dreams: Maybe poor sleep quality. Vivid dreams usually means that you're awakening during the part of the sleep cycle that includes dreaming. It may be related to the Alprazolam you're taking. Talk to your primary care doctor about a trial off the xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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Do over-the-counter sleep aids like unisom make lucid dreaming easier?

Do over-the-counter sleep aids like unisom make lucid dreaming easier?

Yes: If you they are disruptive or you experience other untowards side effects, stop the sleeping aid. ...Read more

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Will depression cause disturbing dreams?

Will depression cause disturbing dreams?

Although many people: Experience distressing dreams when depressed - it is variable. ...Read more

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Can zopiclone cause vivid dreams?

Can zopiclone cause vivid dreams?

Possibly: Zopiclone is a sleep medication from the so-called hypnotic family used in the UK for insomnia. It is well-known to cause vivid hallucinations, amnesia, confusion and other similar class-based symptoms (all hypnotics cause these to some degree). Although I have not not heard of patients reporting vivid dreams specifically, it is certainly possible given the other, similar known side effects. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to practice lucid dreaming frequently?

Is it unhealthy to practice lucid dreaming frequently?

We are not sure: Lucid dreaming is the conscious awareness of dreaming during rem sleep. There is no well documented evidence of bad effects of lucid dreaming. However, it may be because there is not a lot of people doing that type of research. Some medications that can prevent rem sleep, are not associated with observable ill-effects. That being said, we are learning that rem is very important for memory. ...Read more

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What is sleep paralysis using wild lucid method?

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What is sleep paralysis using wild lucid method?

Sleep Paralysis: Possibly sleep paralysis, which occurs in 1 out of 3 people in their lifetime. Is caused by sleep deprivation, shift work sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, alcohol or drug use. ...Read more

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Frequent frightening dreams. Help please?

Frequent frightening dreams. Help please?

Get in psychotherapy: Talk to a therapist... Dreams are the voice of your inner/unconscious self talking to you... About what's on its/your mind... Frightening dreams are suggestive of inner turmoil of sort... Past trauma? Anxiety? Fears? ... Heed the call for help... You'll be glad you did... ...Read more

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Do you ever hallucinate during polyphasic sleep?

Do you ever hallucinate during polyphasic sleep?

Sleep: While going to sleep hallucinations can occur and are called hypnagogic hallucinations. ...Read more

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Can anxiety/stress cause vivid dreams?

Can anxiety/stress cause vivid dreams?

REM sleep is the: type of sleep we have when we dream. Yes, when something is stressing us, it creeps into our dreams and can make them more vivid or make us more aware of them. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is dreaming while conscious a seizure?

Is dreaming while conscious a seizure?

Usually not: There are sleep disorders with that. Occasionally people have a simple partial seizure (aka an aura) with a dream-like aspect. It is usually the same dream every time, unlike sleep disorder. ...Read more