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Saltgunner79 karma

I would be careful with this topic. You really can't speak for everyone when it comes to this. I've been lucid dreaming naturally since I was 13 and I am 41 now. I also have a mental illness with severe, even suicidal depressions. For many years, my dreams were a huge part of what kept me going. I did wish I could be in the dream forever and would get severely depressed when I woke up. So, yes, a person can easily get addicted and for someone with depression and suicidal ideation, it can make living your real life even harder. If you want to talk about this topic, people should know this.

Saltgunner18 karma

I've been doing it regularly since I was 13 and I am 41 now. The only negative side affect I've experienced is that, If you do it constantly, every night, all night, you are not getting any restful sleep. Since your brain is awake and active all night. Even though I was sleeping 8 hours every night, I would wake up feeling like I hadn't slept at all. Not getting any sleep for weeks makes it really hard to function of course. Since I've always done it naturally, I've never had to try to wake up in my dreams, I start to dream and I immediately know I am dreaming, I had to force myself to stop controlling everything and just let the dream happen, so my brain could get some rest.