Another technique is having a device that delivers external stimuli to you while you are sleeping. These stimuli could be flashing lights, smells, or sounds. Once these stimuli are activated, it is possible that they could be incorporated into your dreams, and trigger lucid dreaming.
What Are the Benefits of Lucid Dreams?
Since lucid dreams are difficult to study, there is a little amount of information available that can tell us whether or not lucid dreams have benefits.
There are some studies that suggest that lucid dreams can improve motor skills. There are also two more studies that suggest that people who have lucid dreams tend to be more creative.
These studies are still in their preliminary stages and more research is needed to be able to create a more solid assertion.
Are Lucid Dreams Harmful?
Just like its benefits, there is little information available that will tell us whether lucid dreams are harmful. However, if you interrupt your sleep pattern to induce lucid dreaming, this can lead to sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation can affect memory and focus, and it can contribute to stress, high blood pressure and diabetes.
If you are constantly experiencing lucid dreams, you may need to take some measures to improve your sleep quality. Here are some ways to improve your sleep quality: