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What Are the Dangers of Lucid Dreaming?

Is it dangerous to lucid dream? What is lucid dreaming? Do we all do it? Do some people have lucid dreams more than others? Is it possible to control lucid dreams? Let’s explore the dangers of lucid dreaming.

What Is Lucid Dreaming?

Mainstream science tells us that lucid dreaming is a part of our sleep state when we are aware of what we are dreaming. These dreams are usually very vivid and may even have vibrant colors to them. Lucid dreaming usually happens during our REM state (Rapid Eye Movement), faster breathing and heightened brain activity. Conventional science shows our brain activity during lucid dreaming creates irregular brain patterns.

Is lucid dreaming more than meets the eye? I suspect that lucid dreaming is really a hybrid form of our consciousness

It’s quite possible that lucid dreaming has more of a spiritual aspect than many scientists may realize. I believe that when we sleep and are lucid dreaming, we may be leaving our physical bodies. 

Are Lucid Dreams Dangerous?

There’s a lot of information out there discussing the dangers of lucid dreams. It’s possible that when we lucid dream, we enter altered states of reality or other dimensions. Sometimes, when we are lucid dreaming, we are working, we visit with our deceased loved ones, we can also work with our spirit guides.

There are also those of us who are actively engaged in battling a multidimensional spiritual war. There are some people, Super Soldiers, who are engaged in battle while they sleep. It’s possible that they wake up with unexplained bruises, cuts, or bite marks.

There are also some spiritually advanced people who have specific missions to remove nefarious entities that impact the earth plane. This type of lucid dreaming is not all that common, but I bring it up because it is important. 

What Are the Dangers of Lucid Dreaming?

What Are the Dangers of Lucid Dreaming?

One of the biggest issues with lucid dreaming is the disruption in our ability to get into a deep, theta state of sleep. This means we wake up not feeling rested, maybe even feeling anxious. 

If we lucid dream too often, this can start to impact our daily lives by being chronically tired. This can cause us to engage in somewhat unhealthy habits such as eating carbs and sugars to help stay awake and focused.

Or needing a constant infusion of caffeine.

The Psychological Risks of Lucid Dreaming

Constant lack of sleep will impact our mental health. Terrorists use sleep deprivation tactics for a reason. It’s a form of psychological warfare. Sleep is critical to our overall states of health, mental, physical, and emotional.

When we are tired, we act and react in a manner that may not be our norm.

How Lucid Dreaming May Affect Mental Health

If the lucid dreams are negative or stressful, it’s possible that the emotions of the lucid dreams stick with us. It may be an anxiety feeling we can’t shake off.

We can become preoccupied with our dreams, even to the point where we may become fearful of sleep.

The Thin Line Between Dream and Reality

Sometimes, a lucid dream feels so real that when we wake up, it takes us a moment to figure out where we are and what happened. 

The Potential for Emotional Distress

If the lucid dream is more of a nightmare, it can be extremely stressful. When this is repeated, it adds to our emotional burden.

If this happens, it would be worth learning some strategies to change the outcome of lucid dreams.

Physical Impacts: Are There Any?

The main physical impact of lucid dreaming is fatigue.

Sleep Quality and Lucid Dreams

Those who experience lucid dreams may wake up feeling exhausted in the morning. You know you slept all night, but you can’t explain why you are so tired.

Can Lucid Dreaming Cause Sleep Disorders?

If you lucid dream more than a few times per week, your sleep patterns could be altered. If this happens, you may need to work on strategies to retrain your ability to sleep soundly.

Maybe it’s playing music or turning off electronics a couple of hours before you go to bed.

Coping Mechanisms and Safe Practices

To help you stay grounded and aware of your physical surroundings, you may want to sleep next to a small crystal or other object within your grasp.

Guidelines for Safe Lucid Dreaming

If the lucid dream involves a fear, such as a snake, focus on an object that will remove that snake. This will give you your power back. You can then refocus and center yourself or even work on waking yourself up.

Remind yourself that you are in control.

Reflecting on Lucid Dreaming: Is It Worth the Risk?

What connections do your lucid dreams make? Do they offer you a lesson or opportunity? We need to remember that our minds are one of our most powerful assets. We can learn to control our dreams.

Balancing the Benefits with the Dangers of Lucid Dreaming

When it comes to lucid dreaming, we can learn a lot about ourselves. What triggers our fears, we can learn how to control the outcome.

When we can learn to become in control of our dreams, it reduces our anxiety, helps us with problem-solving, and may increase our mental health and self-confidence.

Conclusion: Making Informed Decisions About Lucid Dreaming

If you find yourself lucid dreaming and the dreams feel negative, take the steps needed to control your dreams, learn from them, and move forward.

When you can control your dreams, you are creating your own virtual dreamscape. A dreamscape where you are in control of the outcome.

A dreamscape that can be filled with beautiful colors and all those elements that make you feel at home. Perhaps it is a beach paradise, or a meadow, or even a cityscape that is clean and fresh.