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What is the difference between lucid dreaming and deep sleep?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
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In brief: REM is not "deep"

Lucid dreaming is being conscious of dreaming during the dream itself.
Some people experience this, many don't. Most memorable/vivid dreams occur during REM sleep, which is actually not the deepest level of sleep. In healthy sleep there is a cycling through different sleep stages or levels about every 90 minutes through the night.

In brief: REM is not "deep"

Lucid dreaming is being conscious of dreaming during the dream itself.
Some people experience this, many don't. Most memorable/vivid dreams occur during REM sleep, which is actually not the deepest level of sleep. In healthy sleep there is a cycling through different sleep stages or levels about every 90 minutes through the night.
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