Here's a collection of the most popular, unusual and intriguing lucid dreaming app for iOS, Android and Windows. To get a detailed insight into the features and goals of these apps, I've invited the app developers themselves to give us a complete rundown.
The following app reviews aim to reveal how the latest smartphone technologies can potentially enhance your lucid dream life, with a range of dynamic features including reality check reminders, cloud dream journals, peronalized audio cues, expert lucidity tutorials, meditation sounds and programmable dream alarms. Technology is in no way essential to learning to lucid dreaming but for the tech-lovers among you - go wild.
My very own 10 Steps to Lucid Dreams app review for Android. Featuring dream signs, visualizations and dream herb guides.
Andreas Rudolph's Awoken app review for Android. Featuring reality checks, totem sounds and a cloud-based dream journal.
Matthew Silber's Lucid Dreamer app review for iOS and Android. Featuring binaural beats, reality checker, paralyzer, focalizer and dreamscapes.
Lucidity is a new free Android app by Christopher Benz. It supports several innovative features to help you record and analyze your dreams.
Alexander Stone's Lucid Dreaming App review for iOS and Android. Featuring REM tracking and a self-disabling alarm for DEILD or dream chaining.
Adam Siton's DreamZ app review for iOS. Featuring sleep cycle tracking, personalized audio cues and reality checks.
SHADOW is an iOS app that will help you record and remember your dreams. It will also create the world's biggest dream database for wide-scale analysis...
Jesse Frye's DreamerCatcher Project app review for iOS. Featuring a speech-to-text dream journal to quickly record your dreams.
Evan Michaux's Lucid Dream Ultimate App review for Android. Featuring reality check reminders, dream journal, brainwave entrainment and dream alarms.
Simon Canning's CanLucidDream app review for Windows. Featuring pre-scripted lucid dreams plus text-to-speech and sound effects to program dream content.
Shane Curtis' free iOS app, featuring a fully functional dream journal and detailed Q&A section for your education and edification.
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?