And also I want to ask you all another question, do you think that we can get bored of lucid dreams?
It's kinda related to the first question.
You dream for 100 minutes per night, so that's technically the most possible time you can become lucid each day, which is less than 7% of your daily existence. AND you can't turn lucidity on and off like a tap, it doesn't work like that! So, I don't think you can become addicted when this state of consciousness is so elusive... Compared to a drug or food which you can be addicted to just by picking it up and consuming it.
(A few rare people DO have lucid dreams every night, without trying, it's just their normal brain state during REM sleep. And they do actually report getting sick of it because they don't feel rested mentally. But I wouldn't call this addiction... because it's against their will. If anything excessive conscious dreaming is a sleep disorder if it negatively impacts on your daily life.)
Other possible negative outcomes (depending on your perspective):
- Increased chance of sleep paralysis
- Increased chance of false awakenings
- Increased chance of lucid nightmares
- Increased chance of out of body experiences / astral projection
However ALL of these can actually lead to MORE brilliant lucid dreams! So they are not entirely negative, it really depends on your outlook. But if you were a child practicing lucid dreaming for fun and you have a scary or negative experience without guidance on how to deal with it, I can see how that might have a negative outcome. The key, as always, is to educate yourself and the fear is thereby diminished.
This is horse or cart stuff. I am always tired, so do my dreams make me tired or am I tired and therefore I dream
alexs91 wrote:i agree with Rebecca, Id say a negative of lucid dreaming for me is that i get tired of it, I wake up tired and exhausted ! I never tried to have lucid dreams, i never knew there was a term for it until the other day when i researched it because ive been having them a lot.
Perhaps when we control our lucid dreams, , our brains works as much as playing a mental game, so it makes the brain tired. If it is true then your brain may not rest enough in sleep, or you may feel little tired at the morning. It is only my personal idea, may be true or false.
I try to get between 6-9 a night. And even with 6 I generally feel very tired throughout the day. Anymore than 9 and it just makes me pissed off at myself because I feel like i'm giving myself too much sleep.
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