Is Lucid Dreaming Dangerous? The Tantalizing Truth Revealed

Is lucid dreaming dangerous? I hear this question so many times, and it’s asked in many different forms. Maybe you’ve heard a story about someone getting scared while trying to lucid dream, or you’re afraid of what’s inside your own mind.

Any time people approach a foreign subject, this is a legitimate concern to explore. As doctor’s say: “First of all, do no harm.”

You’ll learn later what not to do in a lucid dream, but it’s a good idea to let go of those stories you’ve heard as you read this. Too much hyped up fear around lucid dreaming.

Stupidly Sleepwalking Through Waking Life

When someone asks me if lucid dreaming is dangerous I often reply by asking: “Is it dangerous to be aware and present during waking life?”

So many of us sleepwalk through our waking life and have a comatose consciousness during sleep. It’s almost as if that time doesn’t even exist for us.

Lucid dreaming gives us hours of our lives back.

People’s #1 Hidden Fear

The #1 fear most people express to me when they ask “Is lucid dreaming dangerous?” is the following: their brain will not receive the necessary rest and recharging it requires each night.

They are worried that they are going against the natural rythyms of the body by awakening in their dreams.

Our Wondrous Brain and its Sensational Sleep

Is lucid dreaming dangerous?During deep sleep, our brainwaves synchronize, which gives the body a chance to heal and regenerate.

Our deep sleep helps solidify semantic memory: facts, details, etc. When we dream, we solidify our episodic memory: muscle memory, kinesthetic memory, etc.

So if we want to learn to play a new sport such as basketball, losing precious dream time would make our progress slower.

Skyrocket Your Conscious Action in Dreams

When you awaken in your dreams, you do not lose that sleep, you simply have the ability to consciously direct it.

If you would like to practice shooting a basketball in your sleep to improve your ability, you can do that when you dream. You do not even have to control your dream, you can let it come to you.

But you do get to choose how you want to react to what comes your way.

Waking up Feeling Energized and Uncensored

I personally always feel energized and recharged when I lucid dream.

I feel a sense of accomplishment, the thrill of exploring, and the pleasant after effects of whatever actions I chose to pursue in the dream (so often flying or soaring through the sky).

Every lucid dreamer I’ve interacted with gives similar positive reports of the positive effects they notice.

Caution: Everything in Moderation

Is lucid dreaming dangerous? Is eating food dangerous? Is sitting in bed dangerous?

Everything in moderation.

Although I have found a strong dedication and awareness to be incredibly helpful in succeeding with lucid dreaming, we all do have to be careful not to become obsessive or unbalanced.

If you experiment with your sleep schedule, make sure you are doing so in a way that will not compromise your health. In general it is best to sleep between 6 – 8.5 hours each night depending on your age.

Anything more or less for a long period of time can cause negative effects to arise in the body and brain.

Beware the Hazards of Supplements

If you do decide to explore the use of certain supplements like B6 to increase your lucid dreaming potential, make sure you follow all the necessary precautions when doing so.

I explored every type of supplement, herb, and device in the beginning and in the end found that none of them were necessary for success.

Please proceed carefully and do your research whenever using supplements to enhance your lucid dreaming practice. This is very important.

1000s of Years of Proof

Awakening in your dreams is a perfectly safe activity and should not be feared.

Bringing more awareness into our lives is a main practice of most spiritual systems, and brings countless positive benefits. Tibetans and yogis have been lucid dreaming consistently for thousands of years to hone their awareness and expand consciousness.

The next time you ask “is lucid dreaming dangerous?” try asking a different question instead: “Would I rather enter a comatose state of consciousness, or wake up feeling energized after spending the night exploring, expanding, and healing myself?”

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