How To Lucid Dream
So you want to be like the guys in "Inception" and learn how to lucid dream? Lucid dreaminng is not an easy ability to acquire. It takes practice and a fair amount of dedication and patience. You aren't going to lucid dream within two days of practice—it can take several years.
To lucid dream, you'll need:
- A notebook
- A table beside your bed (nightstand)
- A good amount of sleep
- Attention to detail
- Dream Recall: Recalling your dream is the first and possibly the most important step to begin lucid dreaming. Grab a notebook and a pencil, and place it next to your bed. Sleep for approximately seven hours (Give or take, depending on your normal sleeping habits), and at the moment you regain conciousness, start writing down what you remember. There are many small movements and thoughts that can cause you to forget your dream in a matter of minutes. Do this every single morning when you wake up.
- Reality Check: During the time you're awake, you should do things to test the reality of your surroundings. Even though it sounds dumb, look at your clock every so often and check the time. Then look back at it and see if it's changed. Also you can do this with patterns in your surroundings. Patterns like ceiling tiles, or the shape of objects around you. If you do this often, you will eventually end up doing it when you're asleep and realize you are dreaming. Just think of all the things you could do if you could actually act out your dreams in your head. Oh, the possibilities!
- Chemical Inducing: There are (legal) drugs that can cause you to have more intense dreams, and cause you to remember them more easily. One drug, called Huperzine-A, was used in a Chinese test trial to treat Alzheimers, and it is the best drug on the market to induce lucid dreaming.
- Tell Yourself To Lucid Dream: Sometimes this can be a successful technique to lucid dream. Set an alarm to wake up in the middle of the night, and when you wake up, tell yourself that you will lucid dream. Create a setting, and create the objects in it. When you fall back asleep, the setting in your head will sometimes carry over to your dream, and you will be able to control your dreaming.