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