1. Welcome to Wonderland
Lucid dreaming is the art of becoming aware that you’re dreaming, then making choices and guiding their outcomes.
Proponents suggest that, if you master it, you can take control of your journeys in the world of dreams and do anything you wish – whether it’s scoring that winning goal at the World Cup or ensuring that, when you arrive at work naked, you’re the one who’s laughing.
Over half of adults in a 2014 survey said they had experienced at least one lucid dream. Research carried out by the University of Lincoln suggests these dreams could make us more creative or insightful in our waking lives.
2. The dream ticket: Starting your journey
Alice may be one of literature’s most famous lucid dreamers, but we might all have the ability to control our adventures in Wonderland. Lucid dreaming experts suggest several ways to get started. Select any of these tips to find out more.
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3. Recognising a lucid dream
The theory is that being consciously aware that you are dreaming is essential to lucid dreaming. This can be as simple as recognising common dream signs, such as old favourites like falling or losing your teeth.
Psychologist and dream expert Ian Wallace on how to recognise a lucid dream.
5. Have you experienced a lucid dream?
Here are the four most common and obvious indications that you’re creating a lucid dream. Have you experienced one or all of these?