Self-perceived effects of lucid dreaming on men-tal and physical health

Erlacher, Daniel; Schredl, Michael; Stumbrys, Tadas (2020). Self-perceived effects of lucid dreaming on men-tal and physical health. International Journal of dream research, 13(2), pp. 309-313. Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg 10.11588/ijodr.2020.2.75952

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Anecdotal evidence that lucid dreaming might contribute to mental and physical health has been widely reported in the literature. Empirical research, though, is scarce. A brief questionnaire eliciting self-perceived benefits of lucid dreaming on mental and physical health had been completed by 386 participants who had lucid dream experi-ences. About 90% of the participants reported some benefit of lucid dreams on their waking life including mental and physical health. This benefit was related to higher lucid dream frequency, trait mindfulness, and spirituality. These prom-ising results should encourage researchers to develop a manualized lucid dream therapy and test its effect on physical and mental health in a randomized waiting-list pre-post design. Qualitative research can answer questions regarding the specific mechanisms, i.e., how does lucid dreaming contribute to well-being in waking life in the long run.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Movement and Exercise Science

UniBE Contributor:

Erlacher, Daniel

Subjects:

700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISSN:

1866-7953

Publisher:

Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg

Language:

English

Submitter:

Edith Desideria Imthurn

Date Deposited:

08 Feb 2021 12:11

Last Modified:

08 Feb 2021 12:11

Publisher DOI:

10.11588/ijodr.2020.2.75952

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Lucid dreaming, mindfulness, spirituality, mental well-being, physical well-being

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/151976

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/151976

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