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Can you lucid dream without wanting to?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: The Most Common Type

Most lucid dreaming occurs on its own without an individual wanting or trying to lucid dream. Lucid dreaming is defined as the ability to have awareness that one is dreaming and having the ability to control the dream as it happens.
When it does occur spontaneously, it often goes unrecognized by the individual. There are techniques that help one lucid dream. Visit http://www.Lucidity.Com/.

In brief: The Most Common Type

Most lucid dreaming occurs on its own without an individual wanting or trying to lucid dream. Lucid dreaming is defined as the ability to have awareness that one is dreaming and having the ability to control the dream as it happens.
When it does occur spontaneously, it often goes unrecognized by the individual. There are techniques that help one lucid dream. Visit http://www.Lucidity.Com/.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Some people can

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 without daytime sleepiness do not require treatment.

In brief: Some people can

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 without daytime sleepiness do not require treatment.
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal
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