Is Lucid Dreaming Dangerous

P1. A frequently asked question is, “Is lucid dreaming dangerous?”

Well, there is an urban myth that you could die in your lucid dream, and additionally, there are some other worries as well. But it all needs to be considered carefully, as follows:

Waking Life

There was a film released around the start of this century that portrayed many kinds of philosophical issues related to lucid dreaming, consciousness and free will. Interestingly it examines how we can distinguish reality from dreaming, and also, how we can become lucid.

Mortality Rates and Some Bizarre Deaths

It’s important to not get carried away with worries, and the best way I feel to do this is to put your concerns in context. Everyone must die at some stage and there are far more likely ways to do that than die in a lucid dream. However, some people have found some very bizarre ways to die, such as laughing themselves to death, so I guess anything is possible.

Dangers of Lucid Dreaming by Other Means

In asking “Is lucid dreaming dangerous?”, then dying is probably not the main thing to be concerned about anyway. There are far more practical things that could happen that we need to explore, such as becoming addicted to the pleasure of lucid dreaming.


All in all the allure of lucid dreaming is something to consider and you may think of it as being a danger to our cultural heritage, or to your happiness, or simply to your mental state.

In the end, you must decide for yourself, but if you are undergoing any psychiatric treatment lucid dreaming may not be appropriate for you. Please act responsibly..


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