The Science of Lucid Dreaming

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Published: October 10, 2012
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Have you ever wanted to take control of your dreams? Now you can, with the science of how to lucid dream! With these simple steps, and a little practice, you'll soon experience sleep like never before.

Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

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Some Sources---

1) http://www.lucidity.com/SleepAndCognition.html
2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19750924
3) http://bit.ly/vkD3oM
4) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120727095555.htm
5) http://www.amsciepub.com/doi/abs/10.2466/pms.1980.51.3f.1039
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