What Is Lucid Dreaming?

Here's how to achieve this state with cannabis. Created with Lume.

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Lucid dreaming can be one of the most euphoric and stimulating experiences imaginable. In simple terms, lucid dreaming occurs when you’re aware that you’re dreaming during sleep. Many aren’t entirely aware that there are specific ways to enhance your lucid dreams, and unsurprisingly, cannabis is one of them.

Expert lucid dreamers can control the dream they’re experiencing, enabling them to alter the people, environment, and plot. Many have attested that these kinds of dreams have reduced their nightmares and overall anxiety.

In scientific terms, the brain cycles through rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-REM sleep. Most lucid dreams occur during REM sleep, which makes the dreamer fully aware that they’re dreaming. Healthline notes lucid dreaming as “You’re aware of your awareness during the dream state.”

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You can do several things to prepare for a night of lucid dreaming, which is basically living an active and healthy lifestyle. These practices include:

  • Following a sleep schedule.
  • Exercising daily.
  • Avoid electronics before bed.
  • Creating a blissful and relaxing sleep environment.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed.
  • If you’re a cannabis user, indulging in a heavy indica before bed is ideal.

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The Michigan-based and adventurous cannabis brand Lume has done all the grunt work to give cannabis users the best cannabis products to help you sleep.

Their “Dream” category on their website has an in-depth list of quality strains and products that not only ensure a good night’s sleep but that you’ll be dreaming well throughout the night.

After exploring the physical realm with Lume’s “Dream” products, specifically, their Lume cultivated Black Lime Reserve indica, we were ready to investigate the world of lucid dreaming. If smoking isn’t your thing, don’t be afraid to opt for Lume’s flavorful and sweet Blue Raspberry Gummies, perfect for unwinding and getting ready for a night of lucid dreaming.

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Finally, a few more tips to increase your chances of lucid dreaming are keeping a dream journal. Keep a notepad and pen beside your bed, and the moment you wake up, jot down your dreams to give your brain the chance to remember them. This will help familiarize your brain with dreams to induce more.

Humans have similar levels of consciousness when awake and dreaming, but it’s like a tool that we must sharpen. To do this, increasing your awareness when awake will help raise awareness when dreaming. Reality testing is the best way to train your mind to recognize awareness while awake, which will then translate into your dreams.

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This involves doing reality checks throughout the day and making awareness a habit. Make sure to do these reality checks in dreams and real life. Some reality checks include:

  • Finger Palm Test: Push your fingers against your opposite palm. If they pass through your hand, you’re dreaming.
  • Mirrors: In a dream, your reflection will be distorted or will reflect a different-looking person.
  • Nose Pinch: If you pinch your nose and can still breathe, you’re dreaming.
  • Reading: Look away from a text, then look back at it. If the text changes and looks different, you’re dreaming.
  • Tattoos: If you have tattoos, but they look different than normal, you’re dreaming.

Now that you’ve got the basics, don’t forget to enhance the experience with Lume’s “Dream” products, allowing you to explore realms you’ve never experienced.

November 22, 2021
Written by BuzzMusic
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