Have you ever fallen asleep, had a dream, and been completely aware that you were dreaming? There’s a name for this: lucid dreaming, and it’s pretty cool.
Not only do you have a front-row seat to your very own movie, you’re also the writer, director, star, and stunt-double. You can join Alexander Hamilton on the battleground of the American Revolution, or save him from Aaron Burr’s fatal bullet. You can compose a symphony, bungee off Everest, or even become Mother of Dragons, if that’s more your thing. In short, you can fly to the moon, deal with your problems, and still be on time for work.
And, chances are, you can give it a shot if you haven’t already, and even hone your skills. “Research on lucid dreaming suggests that it can improve with training, and while theoretically anyone should be able to improve their lucid dreaming ability, there are individual differences,” says airweave sleep expert Dr. Rebecca Robbins.
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