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Lucid dreaming in children: the UK library study

Schredl, M., Henley, J. and Blagrove, M. 2012. Lucid dreaming in children: the UK library study. International Journal of Dream Research 5 (1) , pp. 94-98. 10.11588/ijodr.2012.1.9274

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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
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
ISSN: 1866-7953
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 5 September 2018
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 08:15

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