Here is the Oxford definition of the word conscious.
aware of and responding to ones surroundings; awake.
having knowledge of something; aware:we are conscious of the extent of the problem
(conscious of) painfully aware of; sensitive to:he was very conscious of his appearance
concerned with or worried about a particular matter:they were growing increasingly security-conscious
(of an action or feeling) deliberate and intentional:a conscious effort to walk properly
(of the mind or a thought) directly perceptible to and under the control of the person concerned.
A lucid dream is any dream that one is aware they are dreaming. So why doesn't lucid dreaming qualify as being conscious?
Would you trust your judgement in a lucid dream with a decision that meant long-term serious consequences to your waking life?
Lucid dreams have been proven to have positive effects on health which could be argued a long-term effect.