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      lucid dreaming doing damage?

      hi sorry if this a question which has already been answered, i wouldnt feel bad if you deleted it

      i was just wonding... if dreaming is sorting out your daytime life... wtf does lucid dreaming doing to your head????

      i lucid dream alot... and iv thought about this abit... and so when i go to sleep at night i let myself go out of control (dream normally). but when i wake up, and have time to lyin i go back to sleep and lucid dream

      so what does everyone else think? are we re-wyring our brains?

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      Lucid dreaming is safe. I've never heard of anyone taking any sort of damage from lucid dreaming. I know I'm functioning normally.
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      If anything i think they're good for our health! I always feel refreshed and awake after a lucid, more so than after just a regular night's sleep.
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      Barring obsession or causing a sleep disorder it can't hurt
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      All thats really been done is the adopting of a new habit. If you lucid dream less, you slip back into old habits. I don't know the specifics, but its probably not doing any damage. I mean if your lucid dreaming literally every night from when you start dreaming to when you wake, then maybe you need to cut back. But with it not being the case with most people, it cannot do much damage. If you lucid dream literally from when you start dreaming to when you wake, i think it can cause you to not get as well a nights sleep, but thats if you do it like on a daily basis.

      Then again, i could be wrong.


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      Remember also that aside from natural lucid dreamers, the majority of your dreams will likely be non-lucid. You've still got plenty of time to sort out your thoughts.

      Even with natural lucid dreamers, who have them every night, there are no signs of problems.

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      The only way a Lucid Dream can cause damage is if:
      1) You take anomalous substances and chemicals to induce one (ganja, an overdose on your vitamin pills, 'fluffy pink bunnies' or related euphemisms, etc).
      2) Your social life and personal hygiene begin to decline as the result of an aberrant increase in the amount of time devoted to Lucid Dreaming.
      3) You begin to suffer withdrawals of any kind whether depressive or psychotic when you don't have your fix of Lucid Dream for the night.

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      I bet you lucid dreaming puts your brain in exercise mod. I heard the body is more rested after non rem states. Now imagine what real REM can do to your world. The stress gives you more time to sleep and more time to lucid dream. But I can imagine the brain being entrained over months of long term LDing. The brain learns to become fit to the condition of experiencing extreme Lucid Dream states. I remember inducing a HLL experience and my world couldn't animate it as far as 5 6 metres and their would just be a void. Over time you will build LD brain muscles. So you would be high tolarant to it. On the other hand obeing will not train you brain because you can obe in non rem.

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      Quote Originally Posted by lucyd View Post
      hi sorry if this a question which has already been answered, i wouldnt feel bad if you deleted it

      i was just wonding... if dreaming is sorting out your daytime life... wtf does lucid dreaming doing to your head????

      i lucid dream alot... and iv thought about this abit... and so when i go to sleep at night i let myself go out of control (dream normally). but when i wake up, and have time to lyin i go back to sleep and lucid dream

      so what does everyone else think? are we re-wyring our brains?
      yeah I think so to, but isn't that a good thing? it's not like any of us is perfect.. I can use all the re-wyring I can get ^^ dreams do already rewire our brain anyway based on our daily life, so why not take control of the rewiring ourself?

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      Quote Originally Posted by lucyd View Post
      hi sorry if this a question which has already been answered, i wouldnt feel bad if you deleted it

      i was just wonding... if dreaming is sorting out your daytime life... wtf does lucid dreaming doing to your head????

      i lucid dream alot... and iv thought about this abit... and so when i go to sleep at night i let myself go out of control (dream normally). but when i wake up, and have time to lyin i go back to sleep and lucid dream

      so what does everyone else think? are we re-wyring our brains?

      ya we re-wire our brains every time we learn a new skill (or pretty much do anything) so it is just like learning how to juggle.

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      one way i think it can maybe be harmful is with the brain's rest. i know when you non-lucid dream, the logic center of the brain shuts down (i don't know if that is the cortex or something in frontal lobe or what). but i assume when you are lucid, at least part of that logic center is awake. so it does not get all of the rest it is used to. i lucid dream every night so maybe that is an issue. anyone know anything about this?

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      The main argument against these statements are natural lucid dreamers, whose normal dreams are as rare as lucid dreams are to us. They're perfectly normal.

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      ok cool thanks guys

      cos i was wondering... in my lucid dreams, i mostly have sex... and i was wondering if i do this all the time that i will become even more of a sex crazed foool.

      i think i might try n dream about something else

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      Quote Originally Posted by lucyd View Post
      ok cool thanks guys

      cos i was wondering... in my lucid dreams, i mostly have sex... and i was wondering if i do this all the time that i will become even more of a sex crazed foool.

      i think i might try n dream about something else
      I don't think it will do any harm, but it may not be a bad idea to try dreaming about something else nevertheless.
      "There are only 2 things that are infinite; the universe and the stupidity of mankind. I'm not sure about the universe." -- Einstein

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