Learning To Lucid Dream
I fell in love with the thought of lucid dreaming about two years ago after stumbling onto the topic on the Internet. Movies like Vanilla Sky and Inception got me even more interested in it and I started trying to learn. Despite starting a dream journal and practicing reality checks throughout the day I was only able to have one lucid dreaming experience which was short lived and disappointing. The experience was so short (I realized I was dreaming, quickly looked around, and got so excited that it work me up.) that it frustrated me and I gave up. After discovering the bulletproof community, I'm interested again.
I've done some searching on the forums and there doesn't seem to be much on lucid dreaming. Since there isn't much information here, I thought I'd start my own experiments and hopefully will find others interested in the same. Have any of you been able to achieve lucidity in your dreams? If so, what did you do to achieve this?
- I am starting a dream journal again and will record anything I can remember about my dreams.
- Right now I'm testing out an iPhone app that I downloaded called "DreamZ". I don't have a Zeo yet, but it seems to use similar technology to know when a person is in REM sleep. Rather than having a headband it only uses the iPhone's accelerometer so it's probably not as accurate as a Zeo. When it detects that a person is in REM sleep it will play an audio clip (you can choose what it plays) and can also be programmed to flash lights three times or give off a soft colored glow from the phone's screen.
- I am also hoping to experiment with different supplements to help achieve lucidity. Does anyone know if Bulletproof Upgraded Brain can help with this in any way?
Last night was my first night trying DreamZ and I will continue to experiment with it. The first time the audio cue played it woke me up because I accidentally had my phone's sound too loud. The next time I remember hearing the cue I was still sleeping. I felt strange, but it was a good strange. I could tell I was still sleeping but I wasn't dreaming or if I was I was dreaming of blackness because I couldn't see anything. Anyways, I will continue to experiment and post my findings here.