posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 03:23 AM
I've only ever had three lucid dreams in my life. In two of them when I realised I was dreaming I woke up pretty much straight away, the third
lasted a little longer, but not much.
I have been thinking about this though and any possible repercussions of constant lucid dreaming. It is understood that a lack of sleep can have
detremental effects of a persons health, and I think I am correct in thinking that the lack of proper sleep has the same effects also, (where subjects
have been woken prematurely denying them REM sleep). Apart from possible problems reguarding REM sleep and all it entails, I also thought of
Now this might seem a bit far fetched, but bear with me.
When lucid dreaming, even in the brief time when I realised my situation, the feeling was fantastic. I was standing on a hill when I realised it was
a dream, so I thought, "Well in that case, I'll fly/levitate over to the path." which I promptly did. That was it.
That was the end of the longest lucid dream I've ever had, it could have been about 30 seconds. But if there was a specific technique which ensured
lucid dreaming, and anyone could do it with ease; Could it lead to a new kind of addiction?
Now hold on a sec before you all vote me 'Tin-Foil hat of the week'.
I realise that the concept of 'Dream Junkies' may sould like something out of a 2000AD comic book, but I'm seriously wondering. After all, isn't
the purpose of an addicts chosen drug to enable them to escape from reality?
What then could be better that to be in a world where you are a god? Where the only limit to your abilities or the events occuring is your own
imagination. Perhaps also the only aid needed would not be such as Crack or Heroin along with the expense they incur, but a few sleeping pills.
A bottle of 'Night Nurse' and you rule the world.
Instead of being asked "Oi guv, any small change?" the new thing could be homeless addicts saying to passers by... "Shhhhh."
Could 'Dream Junkies' become a reality? It seems a hell of an escape from the real world.