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Posted 2/2/14 , edited 2/2/14
I just finished watching this video, "Can Gaming Change the Way You Dream?," on GameSpot's YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3IEvon92nc.

And just for the fun of it I'd like to know if anyone here have experienced lucid dreaming in their life. And if so then what happened and what didn't happened during your lucid dream!?!

Please watch the video before posting anything down below!
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To be honest, I have experienced lucid dreaming, but I've never been able to grasp control of it. I often fall into this state after my alarm goes off but before I actually get my arse in gear. I'll fall back to sleep only to have some absurd dream, realize "This can't be possible, and I have something to do!" and then get up.

This morning, for instance, I had some strange dream about mites carried by monkeys that caused werewolf-esque, stringy hair growth on any living thing (I saw it on a dog and a girl, and neither image was pleasant). I was some sort of news reporter for it, or was watching a news report on it. Then I said to myself "This can't be real, and my old man will be pissed if it's what time I think it is and he's still home!" So then I got up and took a shower. Dodged the bullet too!

I don't see what stringy werewolf fur-causing mites have to do with my adventures in Weaving on FFXIV, though...

Anyway, I haven't had nightmares in a long while, but I don't know if I can attribute that to my gamer tendencies.
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Posted 2/2/14
My dreams never make any type of sense. They become more vivid when I listen to music.
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For over a decade, I've often had lucid dreams, however, mine aren't particularly connected to playing video games, since I hardly played video games until 2007-2008, when I got my first console (Wii). Even then (and now), I would go months (up to a year) without immersing myself into gaming. I can, though, attest to gaming helping me fine-tune control over my dreams; however, my ability to do so already quickly strengthens without, so gaming is more of an extra boost, in my case. I'm still getting better, despite rarely playing more than dress-ups on a regular basis. In fact, I prefer to watch game walkthroughs on Youtube.

Lucid Dream Example:

Yesterday, I controlled the setting of my dream(s). I took a nap, and while barely awake and slipping into unconsciousness, I willed myself into having a dream set in my house. Dreaming, I found myself lying in bed with my younger sis talking to me through my bedroom door. Not paying much attention to her, I followed her down the stairs and to the front door. Before I could leave the room, a pop-up of emails blocked my vision (Imagine something similar to what you can see in games). I thumb through and see that I was being notified of notifications sent by my sis, who's still trying to engage me in a conversation. Annoyed, I also note that she's screwing around with italicized script fonts that make it difficult to make out her messages. From what little I read, it's all pointless babble. Impatient, I stopped paying any mind, exit out, and continue on. Ignoring the kitchen, I glance into the living room. It was altered from how it is in reality, which was probably influenced by my subconsciousness' awareness of the living room's impending face-lift (i.e., the carpet was ripped up in favor of the kind of wooden floor that I want, there's a nice rug that I like, etc...) I walk out of the house, and follow my sis down the road. The surroundings are more similar to that of a previous residency, which makes sense, given that I've only lived in Johnstown for a little over a year and haven't memorized my neighborhood. While walking, the notification screen popped up a few more times. I quickly exited out each time. They blocked my vision of everything else, after all. Soon, unfortunately, I felt myself waking. While doing so, I forced myself to only become conscious enough to check the time, little else. I could only look, with the rest of my body still completely immobilized. As soon as I assured myself of the time, I delved back into REM, choosing again to dream of the house. I "awoke" in my bedroom once again. This time, however, I had trouble opening my dream eyelids, and my sister wasn't there. The damned notifications again. I promptly exited out. Currently blinded, I felt my way down the stairs again. Halfway down, I had some success in lifting my eyelids, but I couldn't open them properly until I was outside. I wandered around a little bit. I then woke up for good at 6:30 pm, just in time for supper and taking the dogs out for their evening walk. I had slept for about three hours. When I checked my alarm clock mid-sleep, it was almost 5 pm.

I'm not sure if I want to control my dreams to that extent again. Albeit cool, it was extremely difficult.
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the closest i've ever come to controlling my dreams was giving myself the ability to fly just by thinking "i think i can i think i can"

one time i flew around the aisles in a grocery store
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I've lucid dreamed before, but never will I EVER speak of the things I did, though that goes for all my dreams. My mind is a dark place, even more so my dreams. Normally I wake appalled by the actions I perpetrate in my dreams even if I have control over them. You may be skeptical of how bad it may be, but when a not so bad dream for you compared to others is that you are a cannibalistic serial killer, you learn just how screwed up your subconscious really is. I prefer just not dreaming now. Now that I think about it, maybe my dreams are influenced by video games, considering that's what I've spent most of my time doing since I was 2 years old. Oh well
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I set my alarm clock to snooze for 20 minutes before I need to arise, then I drift back to sleep. At this point I’ve gone through all the other stages of sleep throughout the night so I don’t fall deeply enough into sleep to completely lose my conscious mind and I easily become lucid. Within this small area of time I am the princess of the Visigoths and fight epic battles against metaphoric representations of all my accumulated fears and I can awake without a feeling of imminence.
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I have been dreaming a lot that I am back in the army....wonder what that means?
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24 / M / Tokyo
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Lucid dreaming is something anyone can do, in many situations I have felt helpless but knowing that in the dream state you can do anything to help you feel relived in any given scenario gives you the possibility of feeling secure in a nightmare or a normal dream. As long as you know it is a dream you can do anything to change the outcome of it.
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Idk, my dreams are always me getting chased by an object, typically a scary doll and I try to run as fast as I can but in the end I end up dying and sometimes I scream so loud I wake myself up. I should probably see a doctor...
Posted 2/2/14
Lucid dreaming, yes, quite frequently. Nightmares, too. Nightmares aren't as uncomfortable as they used to be. I tend to surrender to it, or turn it around. I get sleep paralysis a lot, and when I hallucinate, I just wait until it fades away. I realize that I'm in a dream-state, and because I'm not easily frightened anymore, by anything, I kick back, go with the flow, and find enjoyment in it. It's been a very long time since I played computer games, though.
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... I always had control of my dreams.....until I wanted to feel what it was like to not. Not having full control over everything and everyone is more interesting. I still don't have nightmares, but that probably has more to do with being invincible and immortal in my head more than with anything else. If things don't go my way, I can always take control or void everything, but where's the fun in that?
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Posted 2/2/14
I am going to post and then watch that video later.
As a gamer I barely ever dream or remember them. I just kind of wake up.
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Posted 2/3/14

furytime wrote:

I am going to post and then watch that video later.
As a gamer I barely ever dream or remember them. I just kind of wake up.


Same here, however when I do remember my dreams I can control what's in them but when I do I most likely wake up the second after that!
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My dreams are always weird and messed up..
I think coz I am lol
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