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      Do dreams reduce with age?

      I'm new to the forum and am excited reading the various dream stories people are telling.
      When I was young early teens or less) I would naturally lucid dream fairly frequently, and have now decided (in my 30s) to hone this skill. Saying that, I lucid dream a lot less frequently than I did as a child.

      My fear is that I've missed out on m 'prime' dreaming ages and wondered if anyone knew if lucid dreams, or dreams in general, reduce with age?

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      I have heard lucid dreaming does get harder with age. That said I think your 30s are still your prime and Iím sure youíll do just fine! I wish I had started in my teens but I didnít have the patience nor the discipline I needed back then. So in some ways maybe starting later can be good thing.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Tiktaalik View Post
      I have heard lucid dreaming does get harder with age. That said I think your 30s are still your prime and Iím sure youíll do just fine! I wish I had started in my teens but I didnít have the patience nor the discipline I needed back then. So in some ways maybe starting later can be good thing.
      You're right at least mental discipline will be better, I hope your journey is going well

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      Quote Originally Posted by sotondoc View Post
      You're right at least mental discipline will be better, I hope your journey is going well
      Thanks. Only been practicing for just over a year but itís been a fascinating journey. This is a great forum and Iím sure youíll feel right at home here :-)

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      Yes, age does make it harder. Your brain ages, just like your body, and as it does, you will have less of the biological factors that can help with lucidity.

      HOWEVER, you can still be an amazing lucid dreamer should you practice consistently. The skills that you need to build are in your hands, not time's hands.

      ALSO, you can help yourself out by eating a diet rich in antioxidants that will help reduce oxidative stress in your brain, essentially slowing the brain's aging process. Some good foods/herbs for the brain are:

      Wild Blueberries (1-2 cups a day)
      Ashwagandha (scientific studies support it as a natural nootropic)
      Green tea (LOTS of science supports this one, caffeine + L-theanine are synergistic and amazing for your brain)
      Turmeric / Curcumin (science supports, use a supplement or consume with black pepper)
      Apigenin (found in chamomile or parsley, I use chamomile nightly, scientific studies are emerging)
      Pomegranate juice (in moderation, science is emerging)
      Fatty fish w/ omega 3's (sardines are like the best food in the world as far as nutrition goes, if you ask me. Careful with larger fish as they have more mercury)
      English Walnuts (omega 3's)
      Eggs (choline)
      Lion's Mane mushroom

      Lastly, physical exercise on a regular basis will help keep your brain fit and young, as will regularly doing mentally challenging activities (games ).

      Good luck
      Last edited by MoonageDaydream; 10-01-2021 at 11:26 PM.
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