Meta-Awareness During Day and Night: The Relationship Between Mindfulness and Lucid Dreaming

Stumbrys, Tadas; Erlacher, Daniel; Malinowski, Peter (2015). Meta-Awareness During Day and Night: The Relationship Between Mindfulness and Lucid Dreaming. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 34(4), pp. 415-433. Baywood

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The present study explored the relationship between lucidity in dreams (awareness of dreams while dreaming) and mindfulness during wakefulness, also considering meditation as a possible moderating variable. An online survey was completed by 528 respondents, of whom 386 (73.1%) had lucid dream experiences. The reported frequency of lucid dreams was found to be positively related to higher dispositional mindfulness in wakefulness. This relationship was only present in those participants who reported acquaintance with meditation. Regarding the dimensions of mindfulness, lucid dream frequency was more strongly associated with mindful presence rather than acceptance. The findings support the notion of an existing relationship between lucidity in dreams and mindfulness during wakefulness, yet it remains unclear whether the relationship is influenced by actual meditation practice or whether it reflects some natural predispositions. Future studies should examine the role of different meditation practices, investigate personality variables that might influence the relationship, and explore how different facets of mindfulness and lucidity interrelate.

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) > Sport Science IV

UniBE Contributor:

Erlacher, Daniel

Subjects:

700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISSN:

0276-2366

Publisher:

Baywood

Language:

English

Submitter:

Daniel Erlacher

Date Deposited:

11 Jun 2015 11:51

Last Modified:

14 Jun 2015 07:10

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.69280

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/69280

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