Thursday, May 31, 2012
The difference between a normal dream and a lucid dream is that in the latter, you're aware that you are dreaming.
Flying is one of the most regular dreams of lucid dreamers.
It is almost universally accepted that lucid dreaming occurs, and many people report the moment of clarity in their dream when they realise that in reality they cannot fly or actually be part of the bizarre plot and non-narrative structure of their dreams.
But there is considerable debate around the proponents of lucid dreaming's central hypothesis: that you can control your dreams, consciously deciding to "visit" specific places or undertake specific activities.
But for those that believe in our ability control our lucid dreams, the potential practical implications of dream control are enormous, varying from training one's brain to overcome fears or phobias, relieving post-traumatic stress syndrome through to controlling nightmares.
If it all sounds a bit bizarre, prepare to be more confused by watching the movie Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
In fact, watch it twice - you might understand it second time round.
Here The Snoozery, we're intrigued by anything that can help you sleep better, and that could possibly mean controlling dreams. In the meantime, we're going to keep our eyes on a product due to launch in the US shortly called Remee which promises to enhance lucid dreaming.
Check out their website for more details, or better still watch their video on funding platform Kickstarter where the founders managed to raise over $500k whilst trying to raise just $35k.