Learn To Control Your Dreams

Do you want to be an oneironaut—one who explores the dreamworld? Mastering the art of lucid dreaming might take some time, but it's possible. Learn how to recognize when you're dreaming, how to take the reins, and what science says about these euphoric journeys through your own brain.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Everybody has about three to seven dreams a night, even if they don't remember them. 00:17

  2. Performing "reality checks" in dreams can lead to the realization that you are dreaming. 00:36

  3. Trying to stay aware while the body falls asleep may cause the temporary condition known as sleep paralysis. 01:38

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Oneironauts are people who engage in lucid dreaming. 00:11

  2. Reading anything around you is a good test for determining whether or not you are dreaming. 00:45

  3. In a dream, words that you read tend to change after you look away and look back at them. 00:53

Written by Curiosity Staff February 22, 2016

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