lucid sleep

lucid sleep,

n an early nineteenth-century description for the state of hypnosis which was advanced as an alternative to the magnetism theories of Franz Mesmer. It proposed that no healing magnetic fluid is transmitted by the therapist, and that the patients created the state of trance themselves, which also accounted for differences in patient behavior during treatment. See also hypnosis.
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It's also important to note that this was a very short-term study aACAo the long-term effects of regularly inducing a lucid sleep state are not yet known.
He wrote a book: "De la cause du sommeil lucide: Ou etude de la nature de l'homme," which means: "On the cause of lucid sleep in study of nature of man.