Lucid Dreams

United States
April 11, 2010 2:33pm CST
For those of you who have no idea what lucid dreams are, they're dreams in which the dreamer becomes aware that they are dreaming. Lucid dreamers often have some level of control over what happens in their dreams. When I was little I used to have dreams where suddenly I would realize that I was dreaming. I never really had much control over what happened, other than being able to wake myself up if I was having a nightmare. These days I've been having lots more lucid dreams but I still don't have much control over what happens. I got a swarm of bugs to disappear before they attacked me, and I got myself to fly around a tropical island but that's it. So have you ever had a lucid dream? How much control did you have over your dream?
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• United States
11 Apr 10
Just had a wonderful power outage so I have to type my response all over again! Well, I don't quite remember specific lucid dreams except for a recurring theme that has been in quite a few of them. It seems to happen every couple of months. Let's see if I can explain this so everyone understands clearly. When dreaming, I'll become aware that I'm dreaming and start to control certain elements of the dream. After awhile I can sense that it's time to wake up and when I try to, I can't. It's like a mental struggle because I won't be able to move my body, breathe, or even make a sound. I think that trying to wake myself takes about 10 minutes. I eventually do wake up and am out of breath, sweating, and scared out of my mind! Sometimes I feel that I'll have this struggle one day and won't be able to wake up from it at all. Happy mylotting everyone!
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• United States
12 Apr 10
Sounds a bit like sleep paralysis. Sometimes when you wake up, your brain doesn't realize you're awake and is still sending signals to your body to keep you from moving (so we don't thrash around while we're asleep). After a few seconds or a minute (even though sometimes it seems longer because you're so darn scared), you'll be able to move again. It might be scary, but it's completely normal and happens to lots of people. It's happened to me a few times. Does that sound like what happens to you?
• United States
13 Apr 10
Thank for that. It sounds just like what happens to me. Now I'm going to have to search around for information on it and learn more about it lol. What makes that worse is when I can't even open my eyes. Crazy stuff. I'm glad I'm not the only one that has experienced this. I didn't think it was that common. :P
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@kalpine2 (91)
• Kenya
17 Apr 10
do you know all types of dreams what are dreams that come true called?.
• United States
17 Apr 10
To be honest I would call them coincidences. I really don't believe that people can see the future through their dreams. Maybe a select few, but certainly not the number that claim to. I've heard others call dreams that come true "visions" and "premonitions". There are probably other names for them but those are the ones that I've heard.
• United States
17 Apr 10
Actually, I on;y remember the dreams that I have control over. But, normally, I only get control after the dream gets accross the message it's trying to say. It's sort of like I'm supposed to sit, listen, then respond. Sort of like myLot. OH MY GOD. Am I dreaming right now? Is someone dreaming of me right now and I'm just a figment of their imagination? I guess we never really can know.
@mimiang (3779)
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
Yeah,I had one. i thought that I was already scrubbing for an operation. However, a sudden shout outside my room made me woke up. I was still home and I was late for work
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• China
12 Apr 10
lucid dream?Well it's good,I had lucid dreams sometimes,I dreamed I fly to a secret place,to island,to somewhere beautiful.
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• China
12 Apr 10
I had some lucid dream experience too, the lucid dreams often came when I was weak,emotionally or physically.most of the dreams were nightmares.In the dreams,I was scared,could not wake up,sometimes even could not escape from dangers.the only way to solve the issue is to make yourself happy and relax on the daytime.you know,what you think over on the daytime will always appear in your dream,especially the sorrow things.
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@Neo133 (66)
12 Apr 10
I hate sleeping because of lucid dreaming... All of my dreams are lucid and I can control everything in them... but most of them are vision for the future and things that will soon happen... I hate them most when I feel somebody's feelings like being in their shoes, feel every pain and every emotion and physical pain... so painful dreams... wish for them to disappear...
@sushie93 (1359)
• France
11 Apr 10
I did some lucid dreams sometimes, most of the time, i can control them only for a few secondes and others times, i know i'm dreaming but i can't control. It gives stress sometimes.
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