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What are some things you can do while awake that will help you Lucid dream?

Posted: 22 Jan 2018 19:54
by Gnimaerd
Apart of meditating and doing Reality Checks.

Re: What are some things you can do while awake that will help you Lucid dream?

Posted: 25 Jan 2018 04:21
by HAGART
You can get up early one day, skipping REM Phase, and then sleep in the next. It saves up like a battery it seems, and comes back strong, hence the term REM Rebound. That doesn't necessarily make you lucid, but you get more dream juice so to speak. The sleeping at odd times, throwing your waking time off, can sometimes make you wake up in the dream.

So, in short, what you can do while awake is change your waking times. It works, sometimes.

Re: What are some things you can do while awake that will help you Lucid dream?

Posted: 02 Feb 2018 19:40
by LDer Charles
One thing I'm trying is doing something similar to dream recall except for Waking Life recall and I mainly started it to boost my memory but what I'll do at the end of the day is I'll go back and reverse order of all the locations I was at and write those all down and then go back through and make notes about everything I can possibly remember about each location and then when I started doing was as I go through the day I'll start paying more attention two little things that I could try to remember later like if I see specific numbers or words somewhere I'll try to pay him extra attention and see if I remember my journal at the end of the dayAnd I mainly did this to boost my dream recall but dream recall helps with lucid dreaming so anything that improves dream recall on for lucid dreaming and also I go over my dreams journals the next day and as much detail bleach and if I didn't think of it at the time and then I'll go over other dream journal entries or read about other people lucid dream stories I think going on the forums helps a lot I just thinking about lucid dreaming a lot during the day

Re: What are some things you can do while awake that will help you Lucid dream?

Posted: 07 Feb 2018 17:16
by Go left
I have a maybe lesser known technique that is simlilar to the one posted by Hagart. Get drunk. If you fall asleep drunk your body needs to break down/ absorb a lot of the alcohol before it can properly go into REM sleep. So when it finally does hit REM in the later stages of sleep it has a sort of REM rebound effect. Again this won’t necessarily make you lucid and there are probably better techniques. Although this did help me have the most vivid lucid dream I’ve had in months.

Re: What are some things you can do while awake that will help you Lucid dream?

Posted: 25 Feb 2018 04:39
by yosa2
I found my way into lucid dreaming from nightmares. I find a scary dream makes me aware, from there I have learned to wake myself. I dont recommend getting drunk, it interferes with sleep and can make your moods erratic. Physical stimuli can affect your conscious focus within in the dream, if your are focused on on it while falling asleep, many external stimuli will still be absent. At a deeper level of sleep I am not sure its possible to dream in a lucid state, I certainly get to a state where the dream takes over and I forget.

Re: What are some things you can do while awake that will help you Lucid dream?

Posted: 26 Feb 2018 10:56
by matthew
One thing that works for me is paying careful attention to my level and state of consciousness through the first 30 minutes or so after waking. Lucid dreams take place mostly in that fugue area between sleep and waking and getting a grasp on the layers of consciousness helps us appreciate when we are lucid and where we are in relation to pure waking. When I awake and take a shower, I focus on the residue of the unconscious that remains from the dreaming world and really try to discern what is conscious and what is unconscious.

Through this kind of process, we come to understand that "conscious" and "unconscious" exist in an artificial binary and that both states are, or can be, intershot with the other. I have found this central realization to be a key to recognizing lucidity in dreams and being able to play with layers or levels of consciousness.

Matthew