How often do we lucid dream?

According to a recent study, 55% of adults experience lucid dreaming at least once in their life, while 23% have lucid dreams at least once a month (1).

Only 1% of people experience lucid dreaming several times a week (2).

These numbers are consistent with another study, focused on people from Germany, where 51% of participants said they experienced a lucid dream at least once in their lifetime (3).

Frequency of lucid dreaming has also been associated with some personality traits that make frequent lucid dreamers more intelligent than non- or less-frequent lucid dreamers.


1. Saunders, D., Roe, C. A., Smith, G. D., & Clegg, H. (2016). Lucid dreaming incidence: A quality effects meta-analysis of 50 years of research. Consciousness and Cognition, 43, 197–215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2016.06.002

2. Kryger, M. H., Roth, T., & Dement, W. C. (2017). Principles and practice of sleep Medicine. Saunders.

3. Schredl, M., & Erlacher, D. (2011). Frequency of lucid dreaming in a representative German sample. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 112(1), 104–108. https://doi.org/10.2466/09.pms.112.1.104-108

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