Lucid dream induction using three different cognitive methods

  • Sophie Dyck (Author)
  • Michael Schredl (Author)
    Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany
  • Anja Kühnel (Author)

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Abstract

Lucid dreaming is a rare phenomenon, therefore different induction techniques are used to increase the lucid dream frequency. In the present study three cognitive methods were tested: Dream diary, Wake-up-back-to-Bed, and reality testing/reflection. Altogether, 110 participants completed the three-week study protocol. The present findings showed that although the overall effects were not significant, slight increases in lucid dream frequency due to the cognitive techniques (Wake-up-back-to-Bed, reality testing/reflection) were measured. Future studies should extend the study interval, increase participants’ motivation and dream recall and lucidity should be measured every morning.

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Published
2017-11-01
Language
en
Keywords
lucid dreaming; cognitive methods; lucid dream induction
How to Cite
Dyck, S., Schredl, M., & Kühnel, A. (2017). Lucid dream induction using three different cognitive methods. International Journal of Dream Research, 10(2), 151-156. https://doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2017.2.37498