Monday, January 30, 2012

Dream Whatever You Want!

For as long as I can remember, my daughter has claimed that she dreams whatever she wants to. So, if she wants to dream about being on a roller coaster, then that's what her dream will be about! I never took her very seriously. I had heard of a concept called Lucid Dreams where people can control what they dream and what happens in a dream. But from what I've heard about lucid dreaming, it takes years to master. Based on a cursory Google search, I found that scientists do believe that lucid dreams can happen.

The other day, I started asking my daughter about her ability to control her dreams. She said that she can always dream what she wants--it's not a sometimes thing. After all these years I finally started taking her more seriously. Maybe she really does have this ability!

I was also curious to see if there was any connection between lucid dreams and Melatonin. We give our daughter Melatonin to help her sleep at night. Otherwise, she has a hard time turning her brain off and can stay awake all night. Interestingly, there seems to be a connection between lucid dreams and Melatonin. Many people who pursue lucid dreams actually take Melatonin to help them. From what I researched, many people believe you need to already be able to lucid dream, but the Melatonin increases the frequency of lucid dreaming.

I don't know if my daughter had lucid dreams before taking the Melatonin. I can't remember when she started talking about these dreams.

I'm definitely taking her claims more seriously now. I also wish I had the ability to control my dreams. I would probably spend every night dreaming about eating the most amazing desserts while I was nice and thin. Then I would fly all over the place. Because I could!

What would you dream about?


  1. I wish I could control mine. Ever since childhood, my brain has been a nightmare factory. Both kids take melatonin, but haven't mentioned dreams, or being able to dream what they want. Very interesting. I'll have to ask Ben...he would be able to tell me better. Or, maybe when he says that every night he dreams about dinosaurs, he actually does dream about dinosaurs...HA!

  2. I wish I could direct mine! I'd dream of happy things all the time!

  3. It's legit, I have lucid dreams & they are definitely real. You won't understand till you have one.

  4. If I could, I would dream about....the 1800's...I don't know why

  5. I would dream about dreaming in a dream.....dreamception.

  6. I would dream about a genie of the lamp. Then I would wish for my dream to come true and have two wishes in real life :D

  7. I'd dream about being a middle-aged legend. Someone who can fly with his gigantic wings and the muscles he can use to support them. Owning a large dragon and bringing justice to the townsfolk.