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Lucid Dreaming: What Your Brain’s Really Up To In This Sleep State | Glam

By Saskia Ainsworth | March 5, 2023 6:00 am EST

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Has a dream ever felt so real that you were sure that you were living it? Lucid dreaming is a phenomenon that happens to millions of us across the globe and has reportedly occurred in at least 55% of adults, according to Sleep Foundation.

Those who lucid dream often report that their dreams feel like real life and that they can control what happens as if it was happening in real time. Bizarrely, many lucid dreamers are often aware that they are dreaming too. However, those who study this type of dream are still unsure of the exact cause.

While much of the lucid dreaming world remains a complex mystery to scientists, there are some aspects of it that they do understand. Currently, they have a basic understanding of when and how this unique dreaming state happens, which at least provides some answers. In the meantime, many lucid dreamers continue to enjoy the freedom they find themselves with while they are sleeping, taking the opportunity to explore their inner thoughts and wildest dreams. So, what do scientists know so far about this magical dreaming state?

Source: Lucid Dreaming: What Your Brain’s Really Up To In This Sleep State

Rosalind Cartwright, Psychologist and ‘Queen of Dreams,’ Dies at 98 – The New York Times

An early researcher of sleep disorders and the role of dreams in emotional health, she studied her subjects’ nights to help them turn their days around.

By Penelope Green, Published March 15, 2021, Updated March 16, 2021

The sleep researcher Rosalind D. Cartwright at her dream research laboratory in Chicago in 1991. Credit…Chicago Sun Times

Nicknamed the Queen of Dreams by her peers, Dr. Cartwright studied the role of dreaming in divorce-induced depression, worked with sleep apnea patients and their frustrated spouses, and helped open one of the first sleep disorder clinics.

She died at 98 on Jan. 15 at her home in Chicago. Her daughter, Carolyn Cartwright, said the cause was a heart attack.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/15/obituaries/rosalind-cartwright-dead.html

My Dark California Dream – The New York Times

CALIFORNIA’S over, everything I love about this place is going to hell.

Mark Pernice, Image from Curt Teich Postcard Archives/Lake County Discovery Museum, via Getty Images
Mark Pernice, Image from Curt Teich Postcard Archives/Lake County Discovery Museum, via Getty Images

Source: My Dark California Dream – The New York Times