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A Lucid Dream

I had my first lucid dream since beginning this thing.

I had woken up naturally after about 15 minutes of sleep, and as I was drifting back into dreamland, I realized that I was sleeping right as I started to dream. I thought "wow... let's try out this lucid dream stuff" and leapt off some stairs. I hit the pavement and it felt like real pain, although it didn't last. Then I figured that I needed to think about flying, and as soon as I did, I could feel myself being yanked way into the air.

It was a strange experience. I could barely see what was happening in the dream... everything was really fuzzy. But I could feel it as if it was actually happening. I woke up after just a minute or so.

A Discourse on Sleep

On Fluent In Life

Everyone will tell you that sleep is important. But no one "really" knows why we sleep, there are many theories of course.

Sleep is a topic that I've been interested in for quite some time now. I've even tried experimenting with my sleep, until a few weeks ago.

I've tried the Everyman polyphasic sleep schedule in 11th grade. The Everyman schedule is split into a block of core sleep, usually 3 hours and 3 power naps throughout the day, which totals to 4 hours of daily sleep. I failed miserably because I simply couldn't hack the sleep deprivation and how it made me feel. It felt as if I was a vegetable moving through the world. So I went back to mono-phasic sleep.

A year later, I decided to try it again, same story, couldn't handle the sleep deprivation.

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