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I Lucid Dream A Lot. It's Pretty Cool.

by Tina W.
(Houston, Texas)

I sleep quite a bit for an adult. If left alone on a Saturday morning I could sleep 15 hours,

no problem.

It's in those later hours that I usually lucid dream. I've never thought about doing anything
productive in lucid dreams, like learn another language. But that would be an interesting challenge.

I've gotten to the point where in regular dreaming at night, if a certain thing happens, I can turn that dream into a lucid.

My initial story on this site deals with my extreme physical reactions when dreaming when I get hot during the night. I mean hot--drenched clothes, sheets, pillow. My husband can feel the heat pouring off me. He thinks it's the meds I've been on for over 14 years, but the violent physicalness started 6 years ago. The hot sweats started shortly after I returned from out of the country 12 years ago. It's something else.

Science says that we have to have REM sleep to recharge our brains. I don't know what stage my 'hot' dreams take place, but the next morning, I'm completely exhausted, like I didn't sleep at all.

Anyway, if you can learn to control your dreams, you can have dreams that you'll never forget. They
make for fascinating stories which is good for me because I'm a fiction writer.

Dream on!

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Feb 21, 2018
Icebergs NEW
by: Anonymous

In your lucid dreams, think about diving into snow in a swimsuit or lying on an iceberg bed. That might help with that heat problem.

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