Inter Unum Somnium et Aliud

A lucid dream is any dream in which one, for an uninterrupted and prolonged amount of time, is aware that one is dreaming. The phenomenon had also been referred to by Greek philosopher Aristotle who had observed: "often when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream".

I lucid dream often and I've noticed that it tends to only happen in the two weeks following ovulation (today is 2dpo). Perhaps the surge in progesterone has something to do with it? Lucid dreaming is an odd, weird and a sometimes wonderful thing but I others lucid dream as often as I do? I am acutely aware that I'm off kilter but are there others just as off kilter as I?

Here are a few interesting facts about dreams...

  • Every human dreams. There are tons of people who can’t remember their dreams when they wake up, but they still get them.
  • In an average lifetime, you would have spent a total of about six years of it dreaming. That is more than 2,100 days spent in a different realm!
  • Our brains tend to be way more active when we sleep, than when we’re awake.
  • Humans tend to have around 3 to 7 dreams a night. We dream around 2 to 3 hours in a whole night.
  • 90% of the dream is lost the first minute we wake up.
  • You can lucid dream for up to 30 minutes if trained properly.
  • It’s impossible to dream when you’re snoring.
  • Physiologically speaking, researchers found that during dreaming REM sleep, males experience erections and females experience increased vaginal blood flow, regardless the content of the dream. In fact, "wet dreams" may not necessarily coincide with overtly sexual dream content. 
  • Your body burns more calories sleeping than it does in the day time.
  • Information that we learn before we go to bed tends to stick with us longer than information any other time.
  • The normal rules of logic do not apply in dreams. For example, the dream may be taking place in one location – then, abruptly, the dreamer is trans located to a completely different place.
  • Most dreams occur in a house – but this is usually not your own home. The most frequently reported room is the living room. People rarely dream about their work place or school.
  • Dreams tend not to be happy events, and the three most common reported emotions are anger, sadness and fear.
  • Some themes are so common that they are reported the world over. These universal themes include the loss of a tooth, falling or flying, exhibition, arriving late for exams or other important events, and being chased or attacked.
  • There appear to be some differences in the content of dreams between the two sexes. Specifically, women are more likely to dream about their children, family or household activities; men are more likely to dream about strangers, violence, sexual activity, achievement, and outdoor events.

What about you dream often?


  1. I dream every night, usually only able to remember snippets of each dream. But I hardly ever lucid dream - maybe only once or twice ever. What are your lucid dreams usually about?


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