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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:)
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
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
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 -_-
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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
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