In this fast-paced, glued-to-our-screens culture, it can feel like we are destined to spend every waking moment doing something—even if that something is scrolling excessively through the "explore" tab on Instagram.
Now that so many of us are accustomed (read: addicted) to this constant overstimulation, it’s no surprise that dream manipulation is gaining popularity. Forget catching some shut-eye and blacking out until morning. Lately, more and more people are jumping on the lucid dreaming train, changing their diets, sleep schedules, and even bedroom décor to make it happen.
To make sure we’re on the same page, lucid dreaming is when you (the dreamer) are aware of the fact that you are dreaming. When you're lucid dreaming, you can typically exert some kind of control over the situation that’s unfolding, such as altering your environment or making decisions. You might even be able to change the behavior of the characters at play, acting out different scenarios in your subconscious and shifting the direction of the storyline.