The Future of Lucid Dreaming
There has been a lot of research on lucid dreaming and the potential of controlling lucid dreams. Scientists from MIT’s Dream Lab have already envisioned “a future where dreams are controllable” and started building technologies that can help people take charge of their dreams. Besides offering another reality for people, lucid dream has also proven to have a variety of clinical applications, for example as a therapy for nightmares, PTSD, depression, and other mental health issues.
Stimuli for Lucid Dreaming
Studies have shown that external stimuli such as audio signals, visual stimulus such as
flashing lights and tactile stimulus such as vibration presented to a person during REM
sleep can trigger lucidity. Although no existing research has really discovered any
reliable and consistent way of controlling lucid dream, but there will be more and more
research, leading us to such a future of dream reality.