Lucid Dreaming Treatment for Nightmares: A Pilot Study

  title={Lucid Dreaming Treatment for Nightmares: A Pilot Study},
  author={Victor I. Spoormaker and Jan van den Bout},
  journal={Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics},
  pages={389 - 394}
Background: The goal of this pilot study was to evaluate the effects of the cognitive-restructuring technique ‘lucid dreaming treatment’ (LDT) on chronic nightmares. Becoming lucid (realizing that one is dreaming) during a nightmare allows one to alter the nightmare storyline during the nightmare itself. Methods: After having filled out a sleep and a posttraumatic stress disorder questionnaire, 23 nightmare sufferers were randomly divided into 3 groups; 8 participants received one 2-hour… 

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