Can a Headband Really Help You Take Control of Your Dreams?
A new device claims to give cues when a person enters REM sleep
The concept of lucid dreaming—knowing you’re dreaming while it’s happening, and in some cases, being able to control it—has always struck me as the ultimate stretch goal, like learning to write Chinese or having one last growth spurt. These things aren’t ever going to happen, and neither is a scenario in which I would be able to control how I behave in my dreams.
See, I’m one of those people who remembers dreams about as often as my dog brushes his teeth. So it’s pretty unlikely that I’ll ever get to the point where I can will myself to move faster than the zombies that, from time to time, show up in my sleep.