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Staying Lucid. At first it will be difficult to continue a dream immediately after becoming lucid.

Staying Lucid

The reason for this is that upon realizing you are dreaming for the first time you will likely become really excited. If you still aren’t convinced about how amazing it is to have a lucid dream, you won’t understand until you have experienced it. The realization that you are dreaming is usually accompanied by a profound appreciation for just how real everything seems in the dream— it feels like part of the real world. This appreciation is followed by the excitement of the prospect of actually being able to control something that seems so real. Basic Dream Construction. Basic Dream Construction This article is from the Hermes Reality Creator Series Books and or upcoming books.

Basic Dream Construction

It is © copyright 1995 - 2014 by Tom DeLiso / Hermes Trismegistus. Please follow the copyright link for additional copyright information. Dreams are like the rooms in a house. They connect to each other and lead you from point "A" to point "B". Contrary to popular belief a dream is not merely some haphazard psychological event that occurs. Any particular dream in the Dream Universe, no matter what dream plane it occurs on, can be likened to a physical room. Scientists Learn How Food Affects The Brain: Omega 3 Especially Important. In addition to helping protect us from heart disease and cancer, a balanced diet and regular exercise can also protect the brain and ward off mental disorders.

Scientists Learn How Food Affects The Brain: Omega 3 Especially Important

"Food is like a pharmaceutical compound that affects the brain," said Fernando Gómez-Pinilla, a UCLA professor of neurosurgery and physiological science who has spent years studying the effects of food, exercise and sleep on the brain. "Diet, exercise and sleep have the potential to alter our brain health and mental function. This raises the exciting possibility that changes in diet are a viable strategy for enhancing cognitive abilities, protecting the brain from damage and counteracting the effects of aging. " Gómez-Pinilla analyzed more than 160 studies about food's affect on the brain; the results of his analysis appear in the journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience. Synapses in the brain connect neurons and provide critical functions; much learning and memory occurs at the synapses, Gómez-Pinilla said. Sleep paralysis.

Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which an individual, either during falling asleep or awakening, temporarily experiences an inability to move, speak, or react.

Sleep paralysis

It is a transitional state between wakefulness and sleep, characterized by an inability to move muscles. It is often accompanied by terrifying hallucinations to which one is unable to react due to paralysis, and physical experiences (such as strong current running through the upper body). These hallucinations often involve a person or supernatural creature suffocating or terrifying the individual, accompanied by a feeling of pressure on one's chest and difficulty breathing. Another common hallucination type involves intruders (human or supernatural) entering one's room or lurking outside one's window, accompanied by a feeling of dread.

One hypothesis is that it results from disrupted REM sleep, which normally induces complete muscle atonia to prevent sleepers from acting out their dreams. Signs and symptoms[edit] Diagnosis[edit] Lucid Dream Tricks: The Stop, Drop & Roll Sleep Command. The next lucid dream tricks you're going to learn involve the "stop, drop & roll" sleep command to fall asleep quickly.

Lucid Dream Tricks: The Stop, Drop & Roll Sleep Command

In the last section we found that waking sleep paralysis is most likely when you wake up and fall asleep again without moving at all. So to do that you need a way to fall asleep quickly and reliably. The question is, how do you do that? Mind Body Independence The key is in the principle of "mind-body independence". Mind-body independence also works the other way. The key is that even though the mind and body act independently, they still communicate using a language. Your First Word in This Language Your first word in this language is called the "roll over signal". Basics: How Much Sleep is Needed? As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued.

Basics: How Much Sleep is Needed?

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Altered States

(Mavromatis, 1987) According to Bernd (1978), Thomas Edison often used this mental state to acquire perceptive and ingenious solutions to mechanical and electrical problems. "Edison used to work very hard in his research at beta, the faster brain wave frequencies. Then when he would reach a 'sticking point'he would take one of his famous 'cat naps'.