What is it about?

Can practicing skills in your lucid dreams help improve waking performance? In this paper we: (1) provided a detailed summary of the existing evidence on the effectiveness of lucid dreaming on waking task performance; (2) discussed the suitability of lucid dreaming environments for practicing waking skills; (3) calculated an overall effect size for lucid dreaming practice; (4) considered challenges with conducting lucid dreaming research and made recommendations for future research.

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Why is it important?

Dreaming is a natural phenomenon accessible to all of us. Our findings indicate that practicing skills in a lucid dream can improve subsequent waking performance. Lucid dreaming can thus offer individuals unique opportunities to continue training and practicing skills whilst sleeping and resting.

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This page is a summary of: The effectiveness of lucid dreaming practice on waking task performance: A scoping review of evidence and meta-analysis., Dreaming, July 2022, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/drm0000209.
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