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How to Lucid Dream

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Watch more Dreams & Dream Interpretation videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/35924-How-to-Lucid-Dream Learning how to lucid dream—that is, to be aware during your dreams that you are, indeed, dreaming—will allow you to live out fantasies, stop nightmares, and even road test some solutions to real life problems. Step 1: Start a dream journal Keep a journal and a pen next to your bed so you can immediately record everything that happens in your dreams. You’ll begin to see patterns, and that will help you realize when you’re actually in the middle of a dream. Step 2: Adopt some new habits Look intently at mirrors, book titles, and your watch face several times a day. In dreams, these images are always blurred. Looking at them while awake will increase their appearances in your dreams, helping you recognize when you are dreaming. Tip Pinching yourself when you’re awake is another good way to train your brain to recognize when you’re dreaming, because when you pinch yourself in a dream you feel no pain. Step 3: Talk to yourself Tell yourself as you drift off to sleep that you’re going to have a lucid dream. Research shows that simply instructing your brain to realize you’re dreaming—especially when you’re in the suggestible pre-sleep phase—helps boost your odds of doing so. Step 4: Set an early alarm Set your alarm half an hour earlier than normal. When it rings, stay awake 30 to 60 minutes, then go back to sleep. Because you likely interrupted dream-intense REM sleep, you’re now 20% to 50% more likely to have a lucid dream. Tip So George Clooney is about to kiss you and you feel like you’re starting to wake up? Pretend to spin around in circles. This keeps the dream going 96% of the time. Step 5: Start directing Once you’re attuned to the fact that you’re dreaming, start altering the action. Fly over mountains. Tell off your mother-in-law. Have a 'dream' date. You can also test problem-solving scenarios, practice sensitive confrontations, and speak to loved ones who have passed. Did You Know? Lewis Carroll was inspired to write Alice in Wonderland after having a lucid dream.
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Vegan Bread (6 days ago)
I had a lucid dream before watching this video, in my dream i was thrown in prison, but then i gave myself human torch powers and melted the bars then i flew over my school
XSavageV (9 days ago)
I liked the fact in the end.
XSavageV (9 days ago)
The answer was 9
GAMING BOY (12 days ago)
In my dream,skeletons were running behind me,and I jumped off my home's roof and I woke up
GAMING BOY (12 days ago)
In my dream,I know that I am In a dream
Raam Rajaram (13 days ago)
wtf
Emoman Tavish (19 days ago)
I once dreamed about a creature opening a shop and a kid comes in and asks how much for the comic book, the shop owner says: ,,What about 14$?", the kid was like ok and then says: ,,this gotta worth at least 30.000$". Kids is gone and shop owner continues to talk to the person he talked to before the kid showed up.
John Doe (19 days ago)
I'll see you guys there.
Legendary 66 (23 days ago)
I got lucid dream only once in life
Random Fun (24 days ago)
I came here by mr.GK
J. Novak (1 month ago)
I still see your shadows in my room
Blue Cheese (1 month ago)
I don't know about you guys but all outside noises (Screaming, Alarm Clock, TV, etc.) are in my dream somehow and someway.
Once I had a dream that was literally just an ad for Japanese fruit snacks. There was a pale olive green background and some unreadable text. I don't even like anime that much.
CuteKokoro (2 months ago)
This was posted when I was 1 year old... Wow
Timmy T-roll (2 months ago)
Only lucid dream I've ever had was kind of weird. Was looking up ways to lucid dream that night before I fell asleep. Had been reading that if you look at your hands while dreaming, you'll notice that something will always be off. You'll have more or less fingers, or they'll be shaped funny. When I fell asleep, I eventually began having a regular abstract dream. I was at Walmart, walking down some random isle. Part of me suddenly remembered what I had been reading, so I looked at my hands. Both had like 6 fingers. As soon as I realized that, everything became lucid. Only lasted like a minute, but was the coolest minute I've ever had dreaming. Never really payed attention to anything around me. Just thought it was cool to walk around.
Life Soldier (2 months ago)
Michael here!
Malicious Buckles (2 months ago)
Instructions unclear, now have cause world war 3 in my dream
Meme Poster27 (2 months ago)
How I realize I’m in a dream is I look for a light and turn it on if it’s dim it’s almost always a dream. I’m pretty sure this happens because I have a phobia to the dark
OG SQUAD (2 months ago)
11 years later
Umbra (3 months ago)
Next time I lucis dream I'm going to talk to my grandma and hug her
Bracero57 _ (3 months ago)
Vesauce brought me
andy claravall (3 months ago)
Get yourself a totem
Black Hole (3 months ago)
And as always, thanks for watching.
If VSauce says it's good, it's good.
Pranit Singh (3 months ago)
VSAUCE!
Reaghan Eidsmoe (3 months ago)
I don’t know why but I’ve always been a lucid dreamer. I don’t know the feeling of not knowing I’m dreaming but it sounds really weird.
Juice wrld?
Allen habbouchi (3 months ago)
I don't think you can teach someone to lucid dream as even a lucid dreamer cannot lucid dream at will however is made aware / triggered during the dream then and only then can take control.
Allen habbouchi (3 months ago)
I become aware during my dream that I can take control. I actually stop current dream and dictate where and what I want to do and in most cases I tend to fly however it is so real that I always pinch myself before I do ,Once I know  I cant feel it I can leap and fly with no fear that if I fail to launch/fly I cannot cause harm to myself.
Nightmare (3 months ago)
I want to tell Adam and Eve not to eat the apple. I want to punch, Stalin, Adolf Hitler, and President Trump.
FHILLIPPP (3 months ago)
So,I don't do anything and I still have lucid Dreams. When I have a nightmare or something that I don't Like I just close my eyes in The dream and when I open them I am in real life. I just dunno why is that but it's really cool:)
HomeZick (4 months ago)
Whenever i have a lucid dream it gets very unstable , whenever i realize "wait, is this a dream?" My body gets distorted , the entire world gets blurry and sometimes i immediately wake up , also i cant fly in a lucid dream , i can only fly 1 mm off the ground . It sucks
Meow (4 months ago)
feelsbadman
Tessa Miller (4 months ago)
This video is older than my brother
Saw Eh (4 months ago)
Well I remember myself when I am peeing in my dream and wake up n pee in the toilet
Shahin USP (4 months ago)
its not that hard to realize im in a dream. its just i wake up the second i realize im in a dream
Robert J Hamilton (4 months ago)
Hey!! Vsauce!!
Meow (4 months ago)
these are the most surreal visual infographics i have ever seen
Jeuci (4 months ago)
Who else doesn’t know how to control their dream?
Faraz Ahmed (4 months ago)
I had a lucid dream where I was so confused that I just scrolled through Instagram then slept again. Then woke up in sleep paralysis which scared me even more
EZthe Legendary (4 months ago)
i was in a lucid dream but my awareness quickly took over and led me to waking up
Camilo Vargas (4 months ago)
A funny thing that I learned by lucid dreaming is that if I close my eyes in a dream and start thinking about a subject really hard it would instantly appear/happen Example: I'm having a nightmare we're I am trapped in a room then I close my eyes and start thinking of a exit, and right in front of you will find a whole that let's you escape
Tamic platenburg (4 months ago)
I want to have a lucid dream that lasts 10 years
Meow (4 months ago)
It's called death
Duraivel D (4 months ago)
Who after see Mr gk
Dangk (5 months ago)
Pre sure it was acid not a lucid dream my guy
Some_PC_Addict (5 months ago)
I remember having a lucid dream of me having Robux. I woke up, getting on my PC, hoping I did get Robux from my mom, and I still had no Robux.
Zinedine Zidane (5 months ago)
i honestly pinched myself in a dream and it hurt
_Xandr _ (5 months ago)
Since trying to Lucid dream I've became Lucid twice ish, the first time I knew it was a dream but no matter how hard I tried I couldn't control it and soon I forgot I was dreaming, the other time I realised that I was dreaming and got so shocked/excited I woke up -_- Any tips?
KillerStrike570 (5 months ago)
I actually lucid dreamed today so I tell my mom to wake me up for me to go to the gym but she didn't wake me up at the right time so I went back to sleep and first I saw I was at a small concrete ground where me and my friends were playing soccer but thats when I realized I was dreaming because these friends are from another school I used to go after that I was at a theatre with one of my friends and we sit at the top of the theatre next to a chicken lady and she was cheering for her son after that I was at a small food stand with my big brother I started to wake up at that point so I started to spin around like the video said and it worked but I get into a fight there with two other people and I used my wrestling and kick boxing skills to fight them off the fight was going on for so long but at the end I just walk off and the dream was done.
Perplexity (5 months ago)
That fun fact at the end doesn't surprise me
nug man (5 months ago)
i want this
Pab Gee (5 months ago)
What happens if you lucid dream and you think you are lucid dreaming in a lucid dream in a lucid dream .
Gerbil vids (5 months ago)
I’d drop kick so many people in my lucid dream
Bob Coffee Filter (5 months ago)
One time I turned a Zombie nightmare into a relaxing cafe dream
dej pinć zytka (6 months ago)
I still see your shadows in my rooooooooom
N (6 months ago)
Problem with nightfall
ayden s (6 months ago)
Am I the only one that is not here because of Vsause?
Itsrud (6 months ago)
Thank vsauce for bringing half of your viewers here
Hemanth (7 months ago)
Vsause squad!
Itz George (7 months ago)
JUICE WRLD
JD Kreeper (7 months ago)
Closest thing i've got to lucid dreaming is being aware im dreaming but i can't really control the plot and when i tried to fly it was difficult and i only went 10 feet off the ground like trying to walk in normal dreams
no one (7 months ago)
When I pinch myself in a dream it hurts for me
Cønnør J (7 months ago)
I've been trying to do this for years now but I didn't know what to do, thank you. Also I came from Vsauce :D
aaron borglum (7 months ago)
Vsauce gang
J Vp (8 months ago)
How can I set my alarm clock half an hour earlier than my usual waking up time and then sleep 30 to 60 minutes without getting late for work?
strangelf 47829 (8 months ago)
I know when I am dreaming because my dreams are in 3rd person.
Mamallan N (8 months ago)
Yaru elam pa Mr.Gk pathutu vandurukinga
ADVENTURE BROTHERS (8 months ago)
Mr.gk brought me here
Phobos (8 months ago)
You dont even know how much f*cked up stuff ive done in lucid dreams.
Tarpsuki _ (8 months ago)
I still see your shadows in my room...
King .N5 (8 months ago)
I always have these.... help ?!
Nixie Minx (8 months ago)
do something illegal. If you get caught your probably not dreaming
Memezar 76 (8 months ago)
Can I have sec with my crush?
i personally NEED to Lucid dream because i have a... world. in my mind. and i would LOVE to make it come true for a few dream hours... or maybe even... dream *years* =) though how long would a dream "year" be exactly?
raju savior (9 months ago)
Why do I feel this video is for girls
Hey Its Val88 (9 months ago)
i feel pain in my dreams. one i had a dream of a bee stinging me and it hurt.
TheWhiteWolf _ (10 months ago)
I never see clear faces when I dream. AND I never see my own body, it's weird.
suddakkan (10 months ago)
In my dream my sister pinched me it hurted as real
Adam Fares (10 months ago)
Vsauce brought me here :D
Pinching yourself to test if you're dreaming doesn't work. Although there are no actual pain in the real world, your brain still interprets that feeling, thus making you feel painful.
Vahid Ansari (10 months ago)
I actually most of the time know that im in a dream but cant do anything at will. doesnt it seem odd ?
ZelcroNub {TDM} (10 months ago)
I had a lucid dream last night. But I don't know how. But I kissed a girl for the first time in the lucid dream
hanan zamani (11 months ago)
what about WILD or MILD ?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (11 months ago)
Whenever i dream and realize im in a lucid dream i immediatly wake up and cant move or breath for some reason
Mr Shati (11 months ago)
the blonde girl looks super silly, never do that in other videos :)
HendiiiEats1ots (11 months ago)
VSAUCE
Everything Is Here (11 months ago)
Who came here from vsauce?
XxStayXPositive (1 year ago)
I remember having this dream, Where I was in my house, I got up out of bed, and walked out into the hallway, and it was like a video game, in the sense that the wall, floor, and ceiling textures all changed. And I remember saying, "Yeah, This is a dream and I Should probably wake up now..". It was weird. I wouldn't know if that counts as a Lucid Dream though.
Bujar Haziri (1 year ago)
Very helpful I have only had a lucid dream once before and I REALLY want to experience it again
BLACK HOLE (1 year ago)
Are you serious
ふぁ!? (1 year ago)
We all know what you want to do with that lucid dream.  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Theresu Robin (1 year ago)
lets make it clear.while lucid dream anything you focus closely won't show much detail.don't need watch or compass.too much focus will make you feel like you have eyes all over the place then it brings random thoughts and make current dream story unstable.
Makayla Pickering (1 year ago)
Make a video about what it means if you see Jesus god or Mary in your dreams
Webnutt (1 year ago)
Just gonna wait for some sort of technology or medication to come out just to make me lucid dream when I want.
Hamartia (1 year ago)
What usually happens to me is i wake up in the middle of the night either because i was thirsty or needed to go to the bathroom and when i come back and try to sleep i feel like im not asleep but just imagining stuff. I basically feel aware and awake but i cant move or open my eyes and i cant influence what im thinking/dreaming of. If i try to interrupt my dream it stops and then it continues just like when you have a song stuck in your head and can't get it to stop. Then i start panicing as i cant move and feel really uneasy because of it just like when you are pacing out and you know you are pacing out. and when i finally wake up im covered in sweat and feel super awake as if i just drank 2litres of coffee.... I need help
Nequial (1 year ago)
The pinching tip is false, i had a lucid dream where i pinch myself and i feel pain, i practice lucid dreams a lot
Jango Thot (1 year ago)
I’m gonna go smash my crush in my next lucid dream.
how dy (1 year ago)
What if this isn’t real but just a dream
Dustin Bradshaw (1 year ago)
I’m gonna try have lucid dreams know... bring it on Freddy Krueger.
josh ternowski (1 year ago)
I’m literally a pro at lucid dreaming . Probably reading too much
LukstrGamr (1 year ago)
Being a gamer helps with lucid dreaming. For me at least

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