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Lucid dreaming
Lucid dreaming occurs when you become aware that you are dreaming. Often this realization is triggered by the dreamer noticing an unlikely occurrence in the dream, such as meeting someone from far away in a strange place, flying, or creating objects with their mind. Immediately after you realize that you are dreaming the scene often expands and gets enriched with more vivid colors. You are now free to explore remarkable worlds limited only by imagination, and now not just as an actor, but also to some degree as a producer and director. Sometimes however the dream may be interrupted as soon as you realize that you are dreaming.

How do lucid dreams happen?
Studies have shown that even though most of the body's muscles are de-activated during REM sleep the eye muscles are not. Several studies have shown that the eyes (and to some extent other physiological responses) can be brought under conscious control by a dreamer who realizes that he or she is dreaming. In order to check whether you are having a lucid dream try asking yourself if you are dreaming or try touching something in the dream. Lucid dreaming can be fun because if you know that you are dreaming you are free to do anything that you want. You can act out everyday situations and do anything you feel like thus relieving yourself of a great deal of stress.

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