Awake All Night Experiment - Official Method and Results

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Awake All Night Experiment - Official Method and Results

Postby 12padams » 19 Feb 2012 13:12

Introduction: Awake all night is an experiment/method which I have "created myself". Technically I am not the sole creator of this method since it is very similar to Micheal Raduga's "Direct Technique" and is inspired by Nicholas Newport's Lucidology course on sleep paralysis. Many others from dream views have also inspired the creation of this experiment/technique. Its best described as a simple "WILD" (Wake Induced Lucid Dream) Technique.

The Method: Go to bed at your regular time, lie in a position which avoids strain on any muscles (have mouth slightly open) and stay awake with your eyes closed without moving for the whole night.... It's called "awake all night experiment because that's exactly what you should plan to do. If you never get to sleep that's no problem... With that attitude your on your way to some interesting results!

The Problem: You will be plagued with urges to scratch, swallow and move. When I say "stay still" I mean keep every part of your body still (including your eyes).

The Result: First you will get memory impressions (Fragments of visual or audio data). Then you will get the windy/rushing noises which at first come and go then remain solid and increase in volume. Finally once the windy noise reaches its peak and stops simply use a separation technique such as rolling out and you will be in a lucid dream ready to completle your plan of action.

My personal Results: So far I have done this experiment a few times and I have had always had some interesting results (not lucid dreams but always something out of the ordinary and close conscious entry's.). Impatience and fear are the biggest obstacles when using this method and are both reasons why I have not entered a lucid dream using this technique. When I kept my mouth relaxed and open during the second experiment I slipped into an altered state double as fast. Keep in mind that any strain (open mouth or swallowing) tells your body to stay awake... You want it to fall asleep while keeping your mind awake. I do swallow occasionally but I try to keep my mind off swallowing since it does hinder the progress of this technique.

Important note: I use the word "enter the phase" to description the success of entering the dreamworld/lucid dream.

Experiment 1 - 23rd December 2011 (Length: About 1 hour): After lying down for a while the general body numbness and heaviness started to set in. Eventually I experienced a possible shift in awareness. I heard a weird popping noise and suddenly my nose was no longer blocked allowing me to breathe perfectly. My body also felt somewhat different but I am unable to remember the exact sensation. Instantly I thought that I had entered the phase yet I didn’t want to get up in case I broke my trance. Cautiously I opened my eyes and glanced at my clock though slit eyelids. My vision was out of focus causing the red numbers on my alarm clock to move around in circles. Since I saw two versions of my alarm clock in front of me swirling in and away from each other I believe my eyes where rolling around out of sync.
-Read the complete experiment results here: http://forum.obe4u.com/index.php?topic=842.msg4495#msg4495

Experiment 2 -17th January 2012 (Length: 35 minutes): Without warning I suddenly heard a loud windy sucking sound blast into my ears which instantly caused me to freak out and sit up terrified in bed. My sudden movement felt disconnected causing a nauseous feeling in my head and a tingling feeling in my numb body. My surroundings appeared ghostly and were swirling around out of focus. Around my room I saw shadows swiftly moving around which triggered a sudden desire to perform a reality check.
-Read the complete experiment results here: http://forum.obe4u.com/index.php?topic=842.msg4751#msg4751

Experiment 3 - 24th January 2012: Suddenly I regained consciousness during an involuntary rollover onto my back. “Dang it, I moved” I thought as I opened my eyes ready to give up. Upon opening my eyes I saw my own bedroom shimmering in a ghostly manner. “Wait a second… Wasn't I in my sister's room?” Over a period of two seconds the environment around me shook, became blurry and completely transformed to my sister’s room.
-Read the complete experiment results here: http://forum.obe4u.com/index.php?topic=842.msg4829#msg4829

Experiment 4 - 26th January 2012: the first real "awake all night" is going to occur on this day. I am going to have a sound go off every hour while I remain completely still for the whole night. This will be the most interesting experiment ever!
Edit: just pretend this last one never existed... Using machines to help me just caused insomnia... the results have been documented in my free eBook which you can read here: http://forum.obe4u.com/index.php?topic=842.0 but I don't recommend it!

Commenting: Try this technique out yourself and write down everything that happens once you either enter a lucid dream or give up (Try not to give up). Also feel free to discuss your thoughts on people's experiences(including mine) or further questions relating to this technique. Lastly I have posted this on a few other sites but I wish to see what people from a variety of different forums have to say.
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Re: Awake All Night Experiment - Official Method and Results

Postby shawn » 19 Feb 2012 23:55

is this baiscally going to sleep with your eyes open?

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Re: Awake All Night Experiment - Official Method and Results

Postby 12padams » 20 Feb 2012 03:12

is this baiscally going to sleep with your eyes open?


No sorry I didn't make it clear you must have your eyes closed the entire time. Dont force them shut however since sometime your eyes like to relax and open halfway. Follow the guidence of your body and understand what it requires when you go to sleep. Just dont move when it asks you to since its testing if your asleep and you want it to think your asleep when your actually awake.
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Re: Awake All Night Experiment - Official Method and Results

Postby j1x1n » 20 Feb 2012 17:20

I had an experience similar to the "method" you are describing a while back when i first started trying to lucid dream. i thought i would be all fancy and try a WILD, but i ended up just laying there for nearly 5 hours, unmoving, until i finally gave up and got tired of the urges to scratch various spots around my body, rolled over and went to sleep. But i do remember my body feeling very heavy and my limbs were extremely numb, like my body had begun to fall asleep. im not sure if i wouldve fallen into a dream if i had waited longer, but i thought i had been doing something wrong.

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Re: Awake All Night Experiment - Official Method and Results

Postby 12padams » 20 Feb 2012 22:40

but i thought i had been doing something wrong.


Did you move your eyes around??? They should be looking directly forward and uncontrolled by you in anyway. Was your breathing automatic? Were you thinking about things consciously or not thinking about anything at all?

There are so many things you can do wrong which is why I dislike wilds...
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Re: Awake All Night Experiment - Official Method and Results

Postby j1x1n » 21 Feb 2012 02:16

my thinking was focused on my weak HI, although i tried not to direct it anywhere on purpose.. and i mostly kept my eyes still, except to follow some of the HI that moved. and as for my breathing, i didnt pay any attention to it. The most distracting thing was my urge to scratch my arm, or my head, or my leg, or even multiple places at once. I think that was what destroyed my hopes of doing a WILD

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Re: Awake All Night Experiment - Official Method and Results

Postby KylePK » 21 Feb 2012 06:19

I like this concept!
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Re: Awake All Night Experiment - Official Method and Results

Postby 12padams » 21 Feb 2012 09:12

KylePK wrote:I like this concept!


Yes it provides interesting results and is a little more for people like me who suffer insomnia... Just wish I didn't get freaked out so much. If I didn't flinch on the 2nd experiment I would have had a lucid dream and it would have been awesome.

Most people recommend doing this kind of this after a wbtb so you can try that too if you want :)
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Re: Awake All Night Experiment - Official Method and Results

Postby KylePK » 06 Mar 2012 06:29

I've been trying something similar. I just try to keep my eyes open and stay awake as long as I can, not necessarily all night because for me that is unrealistic lol. It tends to produce strange and interesting results, but not a lucid dream so far. I have a mantra I plan to use tonight to see if I can get my mind into the lucid dreaming mode. We shall see how it goes. Last night when I did this, I went in and out of sleep so smoothly that I got freaked out because I didn't know what was real and what wasn't because in either case I was in my bed... it was odd. Time didn't exist, 5 minutes was 5 hours and 5 hours was 5 minutes. It was rather frightening really haha I love it.
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Re: Awake All Night Experiment - Official Method and Results

Postby 12padams » 06 Mar 2012 11:27

Last night when I did this, I went in and out of sleep so smoothly that I got freaked out because I didn't know what was real and what wasn't because in either case I was in my bed... it was odd. Time didn't exist, 5 minutes was 5 hours and 5 hours was 5 minutes. It was rather frightening really haha I love it.


Ahhh good job, fantastic... I know what you mean by this infact my second lucid dream happened this way. Basically after getting heaps of false awakenings throughout the night I eventually performed a reality check on one of them and then I was suddenly lucid ready to carry out the steps I had planned upon awakening. You can check out my experience here: http://forum.obe4u.com/index.php?topic=842.msg4117#msg4117
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