Dreams are often a great topic of conversation among groups of students eating breakfast at dorm dining halls. However, one of the more interesting topics of discussion about dreams is lucid dreaming. It is debatable whether lucid dreamers actually have that experience while sleeping, or have the supposed feeling right after waking up. This would be something that would make a very interesting research study. Do people actually lucid dream in their sleep? Lucid dreams are interesting in that they combine a person's conscious thoughts with a sub-conscious brain pattern of sleeping. A problem with trying to research and study lucid dreams, however, is getting people to actually lucid dream while examining them since lucid dreams seem to occur randomly. What many people believe, though, is that lucid dreams can occur on command by the dreamer. This leads to my next question. Can one lucid dream on purpose?
If one could lucid dream whenever he or she felt like it, sleeping would probably be revolutionized. It would be great if lucid dreams could help people overcome depression or anxiety. However, how can one lucid dream on cue? The contradictions of controlling one's dreams while actually sleeping maintain this gap of further understanding lucid dreams. There are several recommended techniques to try and get someone to lucid dream whenever he or she wishes, but there definitely aren't any actual clear cut scientific explanations for how one could lucid dream. If scientists ever discover more about lucid dreaming to an extent that we can then lucid dream every time we sleep, it would definitely change many aspects about society. People would be able to do work in their dreams, or try and make different discoveries in their dreams. Since there are no limits in dreams, people could use lucid dreams to try things that are currently unimaginable in real life. Lucid dreams could be a social revolution for future dreamers.