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Dreams FAQ Pt.3/4: About Lucid Dreaming
Section - 6.4. Does everybody dream?

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A.   Everybody dreams.   All  humans  (indeed,  all mammals) have  REM
sleep.  Most dreams occur in REM  sleep. [REM=Rapid Eye Movements - in
this sleeping stage  the eyeballs move  around like when awake.]  This
has been  demonstrated by awakening   people from different stages  of
sleep and asking if they  were dreaming.  In  85 percent of awakenings
from REM sleep, people report having been  dreaming. Dreams are rarely
reported following awakening  from other types  of sleep (collectively
called  non-REM sleep). REM sleep alternates  with non-REM sleep in 90
minute  cycles throughout the  night. In a  typical  8 hour night, you
will spend about an hour and a half total time in REM sleep, broken up
into four  or five  "REM   periods" ranging in   length  from 5  to 45
minutes. Most dreams  are forgotten. Some  people never recall  dreams
while  others recall five or  more each  night.   You can improve your
ability to recall dreams.  Good dream recall is necessary for learning
lucid dreaming.  There are two basic things to do  to get started with
developing dream recall.   Begin a dream  journal, in which you  write
everything you  remember of      your dreams,  even  the     slightest
fragments. You will remember the most if you record dreams right after
you awaken from   them.   Before falling  asleep  each   night, remind
yourself  that   you want to  awaken from,   remember  and record your
dreams.

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Top Document: Dreams FAQ Pt.3/4: About Lucid Dreaming
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