Lucid dreaming in children: The UK library study
AbstractThe term lucid dream designates a dream in which the dreamer, while dreaming, is aware he or she is dreaming. Whereas lucid dreaming has been studied in adults, large-scaled surveys in children are scarce. The sample here included 3579 children for the ages from 6 to 18 who completed a brief questionnaire distributed in UK libraries. 43.5% reported having had at least one lucid dream. As hypothesized, incidence of lucid dreams was most strongly associated with the preference for reading fantasy/science-fiction. Whether lucid dreaming might be beneficial for children in skills training or coping with nightmares are interesting topics for future research.
lucid dreaming; children; book preferences
How to Cite
Schredl, M., Henley-Einion, J., & Blagrove, M. (2012). Lucid dreaming in children: The UK library study. International Journal of Dream Research, 5(1), 94-98. https://doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2012.1.9274