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Lucid Dreaming Medically
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lucid dreaming: is possible. We take control of our dreams. Seeing a mental health professional who specializes in this can help you learn techniques to lucid dream. A therapist who uses a Jungian approach is a related way to go. There are many self help books available also. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Lucid dreams OK: Some people can have lucid dreams, most people cannot. Lucid dream means one is aware one is dreaming, and can control the content to some extent. The dreams are vivid. Patients with narcolepsy are more likely to have vivid dreams as well as hypnagogic hallucinations (vivid dreaming before falling asleep or after waking up). Lucid dreams by themselves do not cause any other problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are vivid dreams any indication of sleep quality? Deep sleep? Been having vivid dreams nighty for weeks.
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Yes it can happen: Levothyroxine (synthetic thyroid hormone) is used to treat hypothyroidism, or 'low thyroid' when the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone has multiple functions in the body including metabolism. Side effects can include agitation, insomnia, vivid dreams, irritability, confusion, appetite changes, and increase in heart rate. See your doctor for help. ...Read more
See your doctor: Having brief hallucinations when falling asleep or waking up (hypnogogic and hypnopompic) does not necessarily indicate a pathological problem. However, these can be part of other treatable conditions such as narcolepsy, schizophrenia, and alcohol or drug abuse. Important to have these issues evaluated, especially if you're concerned enough to ask about treating them. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Association: There is definite comorbidity between night terrors and mood and anxiety disorders. Comorbidity means that the coexist and improvement in one may or may not lead to improvement n the other, in some cases it may make it worse. But in depression, with improvement in symptoms, there is usually mprove, net in night terrors it cold be the presenting symptom of depression in adolescents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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