Sleep can be scary. For anyone who has had a bad dream or had a child plagued with bad dreams, there’s every reason to see how there’s a market to help end fears and promote calm. Learning more about the science of sleep can possibly help you explore more options on how to get your body and mind to be in harmony.
Lucid dreaming is typically defined as any dream where you realize you’re dreaming while still asleep. Some argue that you can’t really do this while truly being asleep but regardless there are ways to ty to gain more control over thoughts which sometimes seem too wild to tame. There are books and music written specifically to help promote lucid dreaming. Journals are often encouraged to record experiences for later study later, as well as sleep masks designed to mimic light patterns to encourage lucid dreaming as well. The ones I’ve seen are about $100, and they don’t seem like the greatest of investments given the information they post on their sites.
People need to push aside horrific dreams otherwise nothing would ever get done, but they do affect us. They can interfere with our day, and they can make it more difficult to fall asleep the next night. Lucid dreaming allows people to take the reins on crazy scenarios and start to change how the events go in their mind. Children can start to learn how to overcome their stress and constant need to reach out to adults to protect them during the night. There are a lot of people who are tormented at night by the many fears, both known and unknown. They can benefit from learning more about the best way to induce an experience where they can use their willpower to turn their inner demons into positive experiences.
Beyond better mental and physical health which comes from relaxed sleep, it can also be fun. The idea is that you can feel the good sensations out there by being able to decide what comes next in your dream. As much as a nightmare can bring down your state of mind, a beautiful dream can help you escape into worlds of color, excitement or peace, and leave you waking up happy.
Lucid dreaming is niche, and I think most people would have a hard time mastering the technique, if the technique is real at all. There is hope in it though, which can be extremely powerful to those who suffer from sleep terrors or anxiety surrounding sleep. Getting people to understand the process and not be afraid of the analysis of their dreams could be a good start. It promotes mindfulness which is huge today in wellness clinics, psychologist’s offices and yoga studios. Mindfulness asleep means more control over your thoughts which means more control over your impulses. There is a market out there for this, and yet a large portion of people haven’t even heard of it.
It would be hard for me to try to really decipher what a nightmare meant where I did something unspeakable. As much as people understand that you can’t really control your dreams, it doesn’t really help all that much when you wake in a cold sweat. Most people can’t remember their dreams, which is certainly another reason why people wouldn’t even care about this technique if they did know about it. However, even if you can’t remember what happened in the dreams, you might find yourself waking up for unknown reasons. Lucid dreaming might help quell those episodes without the use of drugs. No matter what, it’s good for people to have a handle on their feelings, emotions, thoughts and fears