Lucid Dreaming. Lucid Dreaming/Induction Techniques. This page describes a number of lucid dream induction techniques.
It is recommended that you be able to recall at least one dream per night in order to maximize the effectiveness of these methods. Preliminary Knowledge Certain elements are common to many of the lucidity-inducing techniques discussed later in this chapter. To better understand these techniques, these common components will be discussed first.
Sleep Interruption An element shared by many of the techniques is sleep interruption. Sleep interruption is a natural part of the MILD technique (described below) which trains you to arise immediately after your dreams end. Sleep Continuity If you have trouble initially falling asleep, avoid drinking water for about an hour before going to bed. If you still have difficulty getting to sleep, try reading about lucid dreaming just before going to sleep. Reality checks A reality check is a test you can perform to see if you're dreaming or awake. Techniques LUCID DREAMING. How to Lucid Dream. User Reviewed Three Methods:Using Dream Awareness TechniquesUsing the Wake Back to Bed MethodUsing Additional TechniquesCommunity Q&A Dream lucidity is awareness that you are dreaming.
This awareness can range from a faint recognition of the fact to a momentous broadening of perspective. Lucid dreams usually occur while a person is in the middle of a normal dream and suddenly realizes that they are dreaming. This is called a dream-initiated lucid dream. Ad Steps Method 1 Using Dream Awareness Techniques <img alt="Image titled Lucid Dream Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Keep a dream journal. <img alt="Image titled Lucid Dream Step 6" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">6Consider purchasing a light alarm.
Method 2 Using the Wake Back to Bed Method. Stephen LaBerge. Stephen LaBerge (born 1947) is a psychophysiologist and a leader in the scientific study of lucid dreaming.
In 1967 he received his Bachelor's Degree in mathematics. He began researching lucid dreaming for his Ph.D. in Psychophysiology at Stanford University, which he received in 1980. He developed techniques to enable himself and other researchers to enter a lucid dream state at will, most notably the MILD technique (mnemonic induction of lucid dreams), which was necessary for many forms of dream experimentation. In 1987, he founded The Lucidity Institute, an organization that promotes research into lucid dreaming, as well as running courses for the general public on how to achieve a lucid dream. His technique of signalling to a collaborator monitoring his EEG with agreed-upon eye movements during REM became the first published, scientifically verified signal from a dreamer's mind to the outside world.
Research results Results from LaBerge's lab and others include: