Is having lucid dreams good?

Lucid dreaming offers an array of benefits – both in the dreamworld and while awake. Some of these benefits are surprising and non-intuitive (like the enhanced ability to learn new skills) while others are obvious (including the joy of flying, and wish fulfillment). No matter if you're a beginner or advanced lucid dream practitioner, there is a lot to gain by learning to work with our dreamworld.

These are our favorite lucid dreaming benefits:

  • Dream awareness
  • Overcoming fear
  • ‍Having fun
  • ‍Learning new skills
  • Practicing high-performance skills
  • Cultivating self-awareness and open-mindedness

Best of all, these benefits are accessible early in the journey of learning to lucid dream. You don't have to be an expert to tap into the power of the mind. Even the first step of learning the art of lucid dreaming yields immense benefit – both while asleep and while awake.

How to Lucid dream

Anyone can learn to lucid dream. Lucid dreaming requires commitment, curiosity, and access to the ideal techniques for the current stage in the learning process. As you gain mastery, you'll progressively unlock the benefits of lucid dreaming.

These are our tips for going from a novice dreamer to advanced lucid dreaming expert.
1. Record Dreams in a Dream Journal
2. Perform State Tests and Reality Checks
3. Form Powerful Resolutions with Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams (MILD)
4. Practice Wake-Back-to-Bed (WBTB)

These four techniques for learning to lucid dream offer unique advantages. We recommend starting with keeping a dream journal as this will allow you to immediately tap into some of lucid dreaming's greatest benefits, particularly improved self-awareness.

To read up on these techniques in depth, read our guide for learning to lucid dream or download our lucid dreaming app.

As with learning anything, let your enthusiasm guide you. Lucid dreaming is difficult to learn – so be patient with yourself and have fun, even when weeks and months go by without a lucid dream.

Lucid dreaming – the art of becoming conscious in the dreamworld and taking control of the dream – has numerous benefits. It is incredibly fun, it aids in learning and high-performance skill training, and fosters an open, flexible mind. There's even an argument that lucid dreaming adds years to your effective lifespan through increased dream awareness: since we spend such a large portion of our lives asleep, activating dreamtime is a readily available means of making our lives more rich while upgrading our mind.

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