5 Things You Didn’t Know About Lucid Dreaming
Are You Ready For Really Surprising Facts?
Lucid dreams, an amazing ability to dream consciously and being aware that you are dreaming. Then taking control of your dreams. You certainly know all this about Lucid dreaming.
But we have compiled a list of 5 things that you didn’t know about being lucid in your dreams.
Get ready to be amazed with what you’re about to discover. We got everything covered from ancient history to modern brain science for you. Our and a lot of our readers favorite is about the brain stuff listed on the page 2 of this post. Hope you’ll also gonna enjoy the same.
So here we begin, shall we?
#1 – The first lucid dreams were recorded by Ancient Egyptians.
The Egyptians were an advanced civilization which coalesced more than 5,000 years ago. According to Jeremy Naydler, author of Temple of the Cosmos, they believed in three bodies: Shat (the corpse body), Ka (the living physical body) and Ba (the soul).
Ba was often represented in hieroglyphics as a human-headed bird floating above the sleeping body or corpse. Was the Ba actually the lucid dreaming self? Robert Waggoner, author of Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, believes so.
#2 – When you close your eyes in a lucid dream, you can wake up.
When I was younger I used close my eyes tightly to escape from nightmares. When I was frozen with terror it occurred to me that none of it was real, and I had a moment to squeeze my eyes shut and shout “WAKE UP!”
Luckily, if you do wake up by accident, there is a way to resume the dream from where you left off. It’s called a Dream-Exit Induced Lucid Dream (DEILD).
In brief, as long as you keep your body still (so as not to disturb the REM atonia) and close your eyes immediately, you should find yourself back in the dream and fully lucid. I would liken it to changing channels on the TV: for a few seconds, both realities exist and you are free to flick between them.
#3 – Lucid dream orgasms can be real.
Scientists have found that lucid orgasms can sometimes be accompanied by a real physical response, including increased heart rate, changes in vascular tissue and other muscular reactions.
Sometimes, however, it’s purely in the mind – although this doesn’t make it any less real to the dreamer in their super-sensory dream environment.
There is also heaps of anecdotal evidence to show that men who experience a lucid dream orgasm also ejaculate in real life.