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Lucid dreaming in children: The UK library study

Schredl, Michael ; Henley-Einion, Josie ; Blagrove, Mark

In: International Journal of Dream Research, 5 (2012), Nr. 1. pp. 94-98

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The term lucid dream designates a dream in which the dreamer, while dreaming, is aware he or she is dreaming. Whereas lucid dreaming has been studied in adults, large-scaled surveys in children are scarce. The sample here included 3579 children for the ages from 6 to 18 who completed a brief questionnaire distributed in UK libraries. 43.5% reported having had at least one lucid dream. As hypothesized, incidence of lucid dreams was most strongly associated with the preference for reading fantasy/science-fiction. Whether lucid dreaming might be beneficial for children in skills training or coping with nightmares are interesting topics for future research.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Dream Research
Volume: 5
Number: 1
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2012 11:42
Date: 2012
Page Range: pp. 94-98
Faculties / Institutes: Service facilities > Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: lucid dreaming; children; book preferences
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