Females’ predisposition for lucid dreaming practice

  • Michael Raduga (Author)
  • Andrey Shashkov (Author)
  • Zhanna Zhunusova (Author)

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The goal of this study was to examine possible gender differences related to achieving lucid dreaming (LD). This hypothesis originates from a few previous research works, different sleep patterns between genders, and practical observations. An online survey of 290 respondents and data from 16 experiments with 2155 reports were analyzed to test the hypothesis. The data show that females declare higher ability to induce LDs, and they are more successful in using the hardest LD induction method performed upon falling asleep. They rarely experience unintentional LD termination. The results of our study will aid the general understanding of not only LDs and related states but also gender differences in psychophysiology and general brain functions.


lucid dreams, lucid dreaming techniques, REM sleep, gender difference
How to Cite
Raduga, M., Shashkov, A., & Zhunusova, Z. (2023). Females’ predisposition for lucid dreaming practice. International Journal of Dream Research, 16(2), 114–118. https://doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2023.2.80833