Differences between types of lucid dreams
Undergraduate psychology students described lucid dreams and their situational determinants over a 16—week period. In terms of techniques used to determine lucidity the “dreamlike quality (48.2%) was reported most frequently followed by incongruent element (19.2%,), and nightmare initiated (15%) with other techniques constituting the remainder. When these three types of lucid dreams were compared in terms of situational constraints both the day before and the day after the dream and in terms of the content of these dreams an nteresting pattern of results emerged for the dreamlike initiated lucids vs. the nightmare initiated lucids. The day before nightmare initiated lucids subjects reported more tests and depressed feelings and fewer nonhostile feelings, feelings of attention and secure feelings than on days before lucid dreams which were initiated by the dreamlike quality of the dream.
Gackenbach, J.I. (1982). Differences between types of lucid dreams. Lucidity letter, 1(4), 31.
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