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Lucid Dreaming

Ayeisa Chavez

SPCH 1311 MW 8:30 am
Irma Garcia
March 6, 2013

Imagine going to bed one night only to wake up in a whole other world where anything your heart and mind desired became reality. Flying over clouds, breathing underwater, going to any part of the world or even getting to be with that person you so much desire wasn’t impossible anymore. Well there is a way that can be done, and that’s through something called lucid dreaming. After listening to this presentation I hope you will have a better understanding of the world of lucid dreaming and how it can be done. I will begin by explaining to you in detail what it is exactly. Then, you will learn a few of the benefits gained by this experience and some dangers. Last, I will give you a few simple steps to how it can be done. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? I know I was!
As explained in an article by Rebecca Turner, Lucid dreaming is the proven ability to become aware while you’re dreaming, to consciously “wake up” inside the dream world and control your dreams. In other words, it’s being able to do as you please while you dream.
Marshall Brain researched that when you sleep, your brain goes through several stages of a sleep cycle. The cycle that deals with dreams is REM or rapid eye movement which takes up 20 to 25% of sleep and your brain is basically shut off during this period of time. Your body becomes paralyzed except for the eyelids and the part of the brain that deals with logic is shut off which is why most of the time our dreams don’t make sense. Lucid dreaming occurs during this stage of sleep with a slight difference. The part of the brain that deals with logic or the lateral prefrontal cortex “wakes up” so dreaming and logic is working at the same time. You are aware of what is going on in your dream and make what you want of it. I know it sounds a little insane but…...

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