Nothing IS real.
Since I was a child, I have always been able to remember my dreams in the morning.
I was delighted to learn, as I got older, that dreams are a language of the unconscious (Jung) and our inquiry into the intended messages was the start of a conversation between our conscious and unconscious that could potentially lead to transcendence, via the 'birth' of meaning.
That said, I have never been able to successfully induce lucid dreaming - a state in which we become conscious we are dreaming while in the dream. At times when I have made an effort to become lucid, I wake up with no memory of my dreams, which leads me to quickly abandon continued attempts.
At some point, I reasoned the messages from my unconscious were more valuable than the potential virtual playground that I imagine lucid dreaming to be.
I also believe that SELF - which is my authentic infinite being, is way smarter than my consciousness, who would be guiding the lucid ship. Ultimately, this suggests I am better off for not lucid dreaming at this point in my life.
Self preservation can be an incredible friend or a terrible enemy. Our choices determine which it will be. Choices present us with an opportunity to respond or react to situations in life, and our choices will then determine the conditions.
“Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story.” Homer,