EN | NL | FR
Current Wings Quest 131
The Spirit of Giving XIV

Can LD be harmful ?

Post new topic Reply to topic

Author  Message 
ChararaDY
Novice dreamer
Novice dreamer
29
Posts: 28
Joined: 11 Oct 2007
Last Visit: 08 Jun 2009
 
Can LD be harmful ?
PostPosted: Tue 22 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

I have tried LD-ing for 10 days now with no success . Today I was thinking about harmfulness of LD-ing .
I mean , when we sleep , our brain gets rid of unimportant and saves important information when we`re on a REM-stage of sleep . That`s why sleeping is so important . But what if a person becomes a master of LD-ing . He or she sees LD-s every time he goes to sleep . I was wondering if we see LD-s every time we`re on a REM-stage of sleep wont our brains become overheated ? When do we process ( I`m not sure that`s the right word ^^ ) the information we have gathered during the day ?
I hope you understand what I`m trying to say , I`m non-English . ^^


back to top
jagsaw
Dream Deity
Dream Deity
27
Posts: 767
Joined: 01 Feb 2007
Last Visit: 16 May 2009
 
PostPosted: Tue 22 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

a real lucid dreaming master would be able to choose whether or not to have lucid dreams. In that case it wouldn't be a problem. But there have been cases where people have not been able to stop lucid dreams, coming to the forum and asking for advice. I don't think it really done them any real damage, though, as far as I know. It might just make you a bit confused for a bit?? Unable to work out dreams from real life?? I'm not sure. But I'm pretty sure it won't do any lasting damage.

and your English is good. I had no problem understanding you.smile


back to top
MaximumLD
Somniologist
Somniologist
Posts: 211
Joined: 17 Jan 2008
Last Visit: 14 Sep 2008
 
PostPosted: Tue 22 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

(I'm not 100% sure of the below information, but I'm pretty certain it is accurate. Some more advanced person may correct me.)

Lucid dreaming is no more harmful than normal dreaming. You see dreams every night, you know? wink5 You just might not remember them if you don't have good dream recall. In normal dreams your conciusness is also in the dream. You act how your subconcious would act. If you see a monster, you run away. Lucid Dreaming is basically the same, but you gain conciousness over your sub, and you can conciously do whatever you want.

If you would have had an LD, you would have noticed that you are more " brightened up " and awake the day. At least I was really awaken after my first LD. Felt no tiredom, even though all my REM periods were LD's.

LDing is a safe hobby! :D


back to top
Datameister
needs more sleep!
Astral Explorer
Posts: 262
Joined: 04 Mar 2006
Last Visit: 26 Aug 2010
Location: USA
 
PostPosted: Tue 22 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

I don't think this has ever shown to be the case. I know from my (limited) personal experiences that I almost always feel great for the whole day after I have a lucid dream--perky, positive, and overall rather happy.

The idea that REM periods are used for assimilating memories and so forth hasn't been proven, per se. It strikes me as a likely (though probably incomplete) hypothesis as to why we experience REM sleep and dreams, but no one knows for sure. So keep that in mind.

Also keep in mind that almost no one is lucid in every dream. Having several lucid dreams a week is a fine goal, and one that most people don't usually surpass. Let's say you have four LDs in seven days--that means you've probably had somewhere around 30 dreams or so, but only four were lucid. You've still got PLENTY of time to assimilate information. Even if you get to the point when you're becoming lucid once a night--which is pretty rare but definitely possible--you're still only lucid for a quarter to a half of your dream life. And then there are the other phases of sleep to consider, too.

The bottom line is, even if you were to start noticing negative side effects, you'd be able to stop whenever you wanted to! Lucid dreams very rarely happen without the intention to have one, for most people at least. So if you're starting to realize that your real-world memories aren't "sticking", just stop LDing for a while!! :D


back to top
Fiko
Lucid Initiate
Lucid Initiate
31
Posts: 58
Joined: 06 Jan 2008
Last Visit: 04 Nov 2012
Location: Macedonia
 
PostPosted: Wed 23 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

Hey this is a great subject to talk about! I was asking myself the same question lots of times. I think that normal LDs can't harm you, but what about the OBEs or the APs are they save to?? (I don't think so)

back to top
SlyPT
In the shadows...
Lucid Initiate
Posts: 52
Joined: 07 May 2008
Last Visit: 18 Feb 2011
LD count: W.I.P.
 
Health issues?
PostPosted: Thu 31 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

<mod>merged into existing topic</mod>

Ok, so i've had a few lucid dreams... And i've started to wonder... Is Lucid Dreaming good for you?

From what I understand the current theory is that sleep is essential to allow your brain some down time, and not getting enough downtime can course real mental problems.
So surely keeping yourself conscious through what is supposed to be your conscious brains time off cant do any good? Or am I missing something?

Sly


back to top
Qu
Founder
Site Admin
Qu has successfully completed an LD4all Quest!
46
Chat Mods
Scribes
Posts: 11048
Joined: 05 May 2002
Last Visit: 12 Dec 2019
LD count: lost uhm lots
Location: behind you
 
PostPosted: Thu 31 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

It's REM sleep that you need, and when you are having lucid dreams you still have your REM sleep like usual, so you have all the sleep you need smile

back to top
mattias
Globahead
Globahead
mattias has successfully completed an LD4all Quest!
32
Posts: 4348
Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Last Visit: 08 May 2016
 
PostPosted: Thu 31 Jul, 2008  Reply with quote

Yeah, during your dreams your brain is pretty active, being lucid or not. wink

back to top
Selport
New member
New member
25
Posts: 7
Joined: 03 Aug 2008
Last Visit: 13 Aug 2008
LD count: 4
 
PostPosted: Sun 03 Aug, 2008  Reply with quote

I doubt this is the case. From my limited time Lucid Dreaming I always feel very well rested the day afterwards. I don't see how it could be bad for you, as peopel dream every night, what is the difference if somebody remembers it or not?

back to top
DreamerMark
Dreamer of worlds.
Lucid Initiate
Posts: 51
Joined: 12 Aug 2008
Last Visit: 15 Aug 2009
LD count: Many
Location: Dreamlandia
 
PostPosted: Tue 12 Aug, 2008  Reply with quote

I have found no harm in lucid dreaming. It's an illusion from your mind, and it can't hurt you.

back to top
Display posts from previous:
Post new topic Reply to topic

print  

All times are GMT + 2 Hours
Jump to:  


Powered by phpBB
LD4all ~ spreading the art and knowledge of lucid dreaming online since 1996 ~