Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lucid Dreaming - Waking Back

Hi everyone! Sleep well? Time for some more lucidity!

Last time, I talked about the WILD technique, and how to best use it to achieve lucid dreams. Today, I'm going to tell you about a combination technique which can be used to improve your chances of success.

Wake Back To Bed (WBTB)
WBTB is, quite simply, the act of waking up in the middle of the night and then using another technique to induce a lucid dream when you go to sleep again. By doing this, you will be able to go to sleep with a strong intention to be lucid at a time in your sleep cycle when the REM phase is longer than the time you begin sleeping. Simple, yet very effective!

Start by setting your alarm clock a few hours earlier. Then, go to sleep normally, and of course try to remember your dreams as clearly as you can. When you wake up, go through your usual routine of reality checking and writing down any dreams you can recall. Then, get up out of bed and do something LD-related for a while, anywhere between 20 minutes up to an hour. Reading books or articles about lucid dreaming, or surfing websites about it is a great way to fill your mind up with thoughts about lucidity.

When you are sure that you are completely focused on lucid dreams and can only think about that, go back to bed and go to sleep. You should have a lucid dream quite easily this way. Use MILD or WILD, whichever you prefer, to further improve your chances.

So, in short:
1. Set your alarm clock a few hours earlier. (If you can, you could also try waking yourself up with auto-suggestion)
2. Go to sleep.
3. Wake up, recall dreams and RC.
4. Do something LD-related for a while, to fill your mind with thoughts about lucid dreaming.
5. Go back to sleep, using MILD or WILD.
6. Have a lucid dream.

Well, I hope you'll be successful. This technique is very effective, the first time I tried it, I did not have a lucid dream, but I could remember all of my dreams very clearly. (And this was when I had only just started to get into this stuff!) I'm certain that you can have many LD's using this method.

Well, until next time, everyone! Sweet Dreams!

22 comments:

  1. i just really want to have one :( !

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  2. This sounds awesome! I have to try it!

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  3. Interesting. So I have to fill my mind with details on LD before going back to sleep? gonna give that a try.

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  4. I tried it some time ago, it was both interesting and scary at the same time.

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  5. Sorry but I don't wanna wake up in a middle of a sleep. It just screws my precious eyes! aagh!

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  6. it's funny how i just saw an episode of Family Guy with the lucid dreams ^^

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  7. Heard about this a while ago. You should check the movie 'Waking Life' man, it's great.

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  8. So did you learn these from a manual or practice and experience.

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  9. Ever since I was a child I've been able to control my dreams, and am usually aware that I'm dreaming. Sometimes it makes getting up no fun at all.

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  10. Hey man it seems like reading your blog has helped me! I have had 2 LD in the past 3 nights. The issue I find is that as soon as I start to have one I begin to wake up. In this last one I had the strangest feeling of running and then my left leg pressing into sand while I was still running. Then I realized it was actually me being aware of my leg lying in my bed and I woke up slowly. Any tips on how to slow that down?

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  11. so the last time i had a lucid dream i freaked out. i dont know what that means and how to stop it or if thats even supposed to happen.

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  12. This method certainly works as I've tried it.

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  13. Will be trying this today when i go to sleep, hope it works. Find this whole lucid dreaming really interesting.

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  14. Interesting.... I have to try it.

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