Hi, I learned about lucid dreaming four days ago, so I'm new to all this. I would have posted in the beginner forum, but I guessed that only beginners post there so I wouldn't get much help. So I researched tons of stuff about Lds and all the stuff about them. The past two nights before this last one, I couldn't remember any dreams, although I tried different ways to remember them. Then last night, I was trying to fall asleep normally because I wasn't in a rush to start trying to lucid dream (I've heard a couple of creepy things about sleep paralysis and stuff about OBEs). I was listening to normal music on my ipod and I was just about to go to sleep when the song changed from a relaxing one to one with more of a beat. All of a sudden, my body started buzzing and vibrating all over and I felt a numbing sensation start at my toes and slowly creep onto my feet. I was curious as well as scared (I had heard this was a sign of getting near sleep paralysis), so I decided to wait to see what would happen. I felt a floating sensation, as if every part of my body had disconnected and I was slowly rising up. At that point, my heart started to beat incredibly fast and I got really scared so I moved around and opened my eyes to stop it. It stopped, but I had trouble falling asleep after that because a tingling sensation was left behind and I was shaking. This is where my first question comes in: should I be afraid to try going further next time? And do I have a reason to be scared? I did eventually sleep, but I didn't have any dreams for the first part of the night. Then a couple of hours before my normal wake-up time, I started waking up randomly, but I was mostly asleep so I only remember wisps of it. I kept falling back into a dream where some strangers were trying to help me achieve lucidity somehow. Then, I sort of became aware I was dreaming, and I got super happy in my dream. But when I woke up, it felt like a normal dream; nothing special. I've read that beginners can sometimes dream about becoming lucid, but it doesn't actually happen, so I think it was that. I just want to know if there's a better way to control that because I have a lot of problems remembering dreams. They always seem really fuzzy and disoriented and extremely distant, and I thought if they're that bad, maybe my lucid dreams (once I get them) will be pretty bad too. I just need a little advice on these two things, especially about the first question. I'm actually terrified of getting sleep paralysis from what I've heard and also accidentally throwing myself into an OBE instead of a lucid dream. Thanks for any help you can give me.
Hi! I'm Elisa and I'm 15. I'm completely new to lucid dreaming, which I had never heard of before, so now I'm doing everything possible to learn how to lucid dream. I would love any helpful tips or pointers from people, so thanks.