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Filed Under: brain, circadian clock, daytime nap, lucid dreaming, napping, sleep


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    CK20XX (profile), 9 Jun 2014 @ 6:46pm

    I certainly am never going to wear lucid dreaming headgear as a replacement for shows and games unless I can alt-tab out of it as needed. It's not like it would make the experience more immersive anyway; people have been using the power of imagination to totally immerse themselves in the worlds of others for centuries.

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    Rekrul, 9 Jun 2014 @ 9:30pm

    The few times I've managed to have lucid dreams, by realizing that I'm dreaming, I invariably wake up a few seconds later. Realizing that I'm dreaming seems to be an almost instant kill-switch for my dreams.

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    Michael, 10 Jun 2014 @ 5:13am

    How do all these people take naps during the day? Perhaps if they had a job, they could afford better medical care and live longer.

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