I've heard that a somewhat common theme among exceptionally skilled natural lucid dreamers, is attaining lucidity at an early age in reaction to intense childhood nightmares.

This was the case for me, and ever since someone recently mentioned that others have experienced the same, I've been curious how many people have shared a similar experience.

If you are one of these people, or know of someone like this, I'm curious to know what the nightmares were like, how long they lasted, what ended the nightmares, how old you were at the time, how skilled you are at achieving/maintaining lucidity, your level of dream control and some of your biggest feats, and how the experience has overall affected your life long term.