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Doctor insights on: Lucid Dreaming Medically

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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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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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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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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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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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Is lucid dreaming actually possible? Is mutual dreaming possible?

Is lucid dreaming actually possible? Is mutual dreaming possible?

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

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Can lucid dreaming lead to psychological disease?

Can lucid dreaming lead to psychological disease?

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 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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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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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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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

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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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What foods can help induce lucid dreams?

What foods can help induce lucid dreams?

The top 3 foods: Eliciting lucid dreams are orange juice, milk and dairy products and mustard.Best wishes! http://ezinearticles.Com/?Foods-that-induce-lucid-dreams&id=738475 http://www.World-of-lucid-dreaming.Com/sleep-disorders.Html. ...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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Are twitches during sleep related to dreams?

Are twitches during sleep related to dreams?

Twitches: Twitched can occur in stage of sleep called rapid eye movement stage, and can occur during dreaming while in that stage. ...Read more

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Has anyone taking levothyroxine experienced changes in sleep patterns or unusually vivid dreams?

Has anyone taking levothyroxine experienced changes in sleep patterns or unusually vivid dreams?

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

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How can I treat hypnopompic (or hypnogogic) hallucinations?

How can I treat hypnopompic (or hypnogogic) hallucinations?

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

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Does being depressed lead to sleep terrors?

Does being depressed lead to sleep terrors?

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 more

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