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What is a lucid dream

I hope that you have already experienced a lucid dream that is often associated with the sense of pure freedom.

A lucid dream is a dream in which the dreamer is aware of being dreaming. Knowing how to dream lucidly offers the dreamer the opportunity to exercise deliberate control not only of his actions but of the content and its unfolding. It can be used for many reasons such as helping you to cope with a situation of real life.

How does the lucid dream appear

Lucid dreams are classified into two main types according to the appearance of lucidity. The use of the acronyms DILD and WILD to distinguish them: DILD (dream-initiated lucid dreams) applies to the dreams where someone becomes aware of his state within an ongoing dream; WILD (wake-initiated lucid dreams) to someone who consciously enters a dream since the waking state. More than 80% of lucid dreams are DILD. 

Although the theoretical limits of lucid dreams are those of the imagination, the individual’s experience and degree of lucidity influence the content and tone of the experience.

In some cases, lucid dreaming is characterized by the feeling of leaving its body and observing the environment from a position distinct from it (Out of Body Experiences or OBE).

How does the lucid dream disappear

The way in which lucid dreams end can be defined as the loss of the consciousness of dreaming. Either it is linked to the disappearance of the dream and the dreamer wakes up, most often involuntarily, sometimes because of too intense emotions; either the dreamer relaxes his vigilance and is distracted: lucidity then dissipates and he falls back into an ordinary and uncontrolled dream. In some cases, lucidity is lost in an ordinary dream because of the transition from one dream scene to another.


Lucid dreaming is something that can be learned. Motivation is a necessary precondition and there are many methods of lucid dream induction. If you want to know more about it, read this article about: “How to dream lucidly”.

Laurent Bsalis

Laurent is passionate about biohacking and tries his best to be a better version of himself. He also eats too much ice cream which is a problem.

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