The following review of Lucid Dream Ultimate App is written by the developer, Evan Michaux.
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With the power of modern smartphones, lucid dreaming is becoming more accessible to beginners. Lucid Dream Ultimate for Android improves your chances of having lucid dreams by providing four powerful features...
One important step in learning how to lucid dream is how to perform a reality check. A reality check is a method of checking whether you are in a dream or in real life.
When you perform a reality check during a dream, you will realize inconsistencies between the dream world and real life. An example of this can be seen in the act of reading. During a dream you will notice how the text you are reading will change or move around. Performing reality checks throughout the day will get your mind into the habit of doing them. This habit will carry over into your dreams causing you to achieve lucidity.
The hardest part about performing a reality check is remembering to do it. The Lucid Dream Ultimate app enables you to set reminders to perform reality checks throughout the day. There are many ways to customize your reminders and they also offer suggestions for different types of reality checks to perform.
Keeping a dream journal is an essential part of becoming a successful lucid dreamer. The more you remember from your dreams, the more likely you are to lucid dream. Frequent journaling will also encourage your mind to become more aware of the act of dreaming.
The Lucid Dream Ultimate app provides users with a fully featured dream journal. You will have the ability to log everything you experienced during your dreams. The dream journal also has a separate section dedicated to emotions experienced during dreaming. And, you can password protect your dreams so no-one can snoop around in your private journal! Users can also export their dream journal entries so they can be stored and viewed on computer.
Binaural and isochronic tones stimulate the brain by sending specific-frequency sounds to your ears. These sounds are scientifically observed to produce changes in your brainwaves, which in turn can be used to assist in lucid dreaming.
Many different brainwave entrainment sounds can be downloaded from the internet, but the Lucid Dream Ultimate app provides both binaural and isochronic tones for your convenience to help you enter the lucid dreaming state.
As you sleep, you pass through various stages of unconsciousness. Most dreams occur during the sleep cycle known as REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. The Lucid Dream Ultimate app uses this information to slightly rouse you during crucial moments of REM sleep. This gives affords you the opportunity to do a reality check and realize that you are dreaming.
This feature is also customizable, and you can select the type of alarm depending on the type of lucid dreaming technique you would like to use. For example, various alarms function differently for WILD, WBTB, and REM interruption. Although some of these techniques are typically used by more experienced lucid dreamers, Lucid Dream Ultimate makes them easier for beginners.
One great aspect of Lucid Dream Ultimate is the amount of customization that can be done with the dream alarms. Besides the type of alarm, you can customize the audio cues and times relating to them. There is even has a special alarm dedicated to lucid napping. Many lucid dreams occur during daytime naps, and Lucid Dream Ultimate exploits this by offering a napping dream alarm with special audio cues.
This multi-layered app also has the ability to track your motion throughout the night to analyze your sleep patterns. The motion detection uses an advance sleep cycle algorithm to check if you are in a period of REM sleep. When it's certain you are in REM sleep, it plays an audio cue. This data can be carried over into other dream alarm methods in the app. This also means you don't need a battery-intensive motion detection algorithm every night.
While employing the dedicated features of the Lucid Dream Ultimate app, you will find it helpful to do some background reading on the subject to better understand it. You will not only discover more about the act of lucid dreaming, but also deepen your understanding of how the app can aid your efforts in achieving lucidity.
If you are considering trying lucid dreaming, or have been struggling to achieve lucidity often, picking up the Lucid Dream Ultimate app may significantly improve your chances of lucid dreaming.
If we're completely honest, lucid dreaming isn't really known for being the most social of interests. In fact, often it's a lone pursuit - just you, your dream journal and the landscape of your mind. But this technique called PAL (or Partner Assisted Lucidity) breaks down that wall and turns lucid dream exploration into a social event.
Members of our lucid dream forum have been asking how to create dream characters in lucid dreams. The most common problem is having characters who look nothing like they should. Or they seem disinterested in your company. Or they fail to show up on command altogether. So, how to combat this? It's a matter of finding creative solutions that bypass logical expectations.
To lucid dream, I recommend being able to remember at least one vivid dream per night. That will boost your self awareness in dreams (making lucidity more likely) and also means you can actually remember your lucid dreams. Which is nice. Here are four detailed tips on how to remember your dreams more frequently. And if you don't think you dream at all - trust me, you almost certainly do. It takes an extraordinarily rare sleep disorder to deprive someone of dream sleep.
It is estimated that these wise and wily Indians have been using mugwort in their healing and ritual practices for 13,000 years, where it is known as the ‘dream sage’. They use the herb to promote good dreams, which they consider an essential aspect of normal human functioning! But that’s not all...
Silene Capensis has been used for millennia by the Xhosa shaman of the river valleys in the eastern cape of South Africa, where it is known as Undela Ziimhlophe or 'white paths'. It's fragrant white flowers open only at night, when they emit a fragrant and almost hypnotising aroma. Also known as African Dream Herb or Ubulawu, Silene Capensis induces spectacularly vivid dreams - yet has never entered the mainstream and remains a fringe taste within western culture.
Experts agree that everyone is capable of having lucid dreams. Dreaming itself is a normal function of the mind. We all dream every night, even if we don't remember. And we all achieve conscious awareness while awake every single day. So what does it mean to combine these states? Why, the amazing ability to have conscious - or lucid - dreams. Sounds simple, doesn't it? So why do I keep hearing from people who say they can't achieve their first lucid dream?