are different from normal dreaming. The technique involved with lucid dreaming
is to be conscious that you are in a dream
state rather than just letting your dreams
happen as and when they feel like it. There are a number of lucid
dreaming techniques that you can use to help this to happen:
Have you ever had a dream
where you suddenly realized that you were dreaming? Maybe a monster was chasing you and you knew that this could not be real. It had to be a dream
. Or maybe in your dream you saw that your room door was in the wrong direction, or maybe your walls had grass growing on them…these oddities often make us realize that we are dreaming. Do you remember any such dreams
? I am sure you do!
A lucid dream
is a waking dream
where the dreamer is aware that they are dreaming. In this dreaming state the dreamer has the ability to control the dream
experience. A precognitive dream is a dream of things that are yet to happen. This being said one would believe that in a lucid
precognitive dream the dreamer could control how future event would unfold in their waking life.
– when you are aware you are dreaming – is a hybrid state between sleeping and being awake. It creates distinct patterns of electrical activity in the brain that have similarities to the patterns made by psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia. Confirming links between lucid
dreaming and psychotic conditions offers potential for new therapeutic routes based on how healthy dreaming differs from the unstable states associated with neurological and psychiatric disorders.
most vividly in the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage. A device can identify these eye movements and give you feedback letting you know that you are dreaming. This feedback typically utilizes flashing lights and or sound.
LaBerge filed for a patent application in December 2004 that outlined the basic technique of boosting Acetylcholine levels to promote lucid dreaming
A technique developed by psychologist Stephen Wack of remembering to think about lucid dreaming
before you fall sleep is to have a key component that will permit your memory to flashback to the thought of lucid
dreaming This could be as simple as a sign taped to your wall that says ‘lucid
’ or any other kind of reminder. This will allow the sleeper to participate in the daydreaming of lucid dreaming
while entering into REM, steadily increasing the likeliness of achieving lucid dreaming
You need a test to determine if it is really a dream
, this is where reality testing comes to play. Reality testing is basically asking yourself, “am I dreaming”.
One of the biggest problem people have that are wishing to experience lucid dreams
is premature awakening. This premature awakening can be frustrating after spending considerable time into achieving lucidity in the first place.
recall is merely the capability of remembering your dreams
How long it takes for you to learn Lucid Dreaming
depends on how good your dream
recall is, how motivated you are, what techniques you are using, and how many hours you sleep each night.
Many of you new to dream interpretation
have asked how do I know when I am lucid dreaming
? A Lucid Dream
is having a dream where the dreamer is totally conscious of what is going on. Basically this means being awake while you are dreaming. In these types of dreams
, anything is possible and unlike the other types of dreams, lucid dreams
do not fall in so much to tragic experiences because the dreamer can create their own dreams just from imagining their ideal scene
Recently there has been considerable interest in lucid dreaming
. A lucid dream
is a dream in which the sleeper is aware that they are dreaming. When the dreamer is lucid, they can actively participate in and often manipulate the imaginary experiences in the dream environment. Lucid dreams
can seem extremely real and vivid depending on a person’s level of self-awareness during the lucid dream
. Lucid dreams
are strongly associated with REM sleep. REM sleep is more abundant just before the final awakening. This means they most commonly occur right before waking up. A lucid dream can begin in one of three following ways.