The term Lucid dreaming describes when you’re conscious during a dream. This normally happens during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, the dream-stage of sleep.

Studies show that 55 percent of people have had one or more lucid dreams in their life.

When you have a lucid dream, you’re aware of your consciousness. It’s a type of metacognition, or awareness of your awareness. Often, lucid dreaming lets you control what is happening in your dream.