Vividness is generally a measure of clarity and level of immersion experienced within a dream. Lucid dreams are not necessarily more vivid than non-lucid dreams.

A dream is generally more vivid if has some of the following elements:

  • Clear, unobscured vision.
  • A tangible sensory element, such as the feel of objects and a general impression of solidity and corporeality of the surroundings.
  • A firmly rooted sense of self and form.
  • A consistent setting.

A dream can be made more vivid by uttering a verbal command, for example "Increase Vividness!", or focusing on this intent.

Vividness is a key factor ragarding the quality of the dream; other factors that mayalter the overall quality of the dream are duration, stability, and, in many cases, lucidity.