Lucid dreaming technique and study

post by morganism · 2017-10-20T03:18:39.019Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 4 comments

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comment by morganism · 2017-10-20T03:21:17.778Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

"The MILD technique works on what we call 'prospective memory' - that is, your ability to remember to do things in the future. By repeating a phrase that you will remember you're dreaming, it forms an intention in your mind that you will, in fact, remember that you are dreaming, leading to a lucid dream,"

  1. reality testing - which involves checking your environment several times a day to see whether or not you're dreaming.

  2. wake back to bed - waking up after five hours, staying awake for a short period, then going back to sleep in order to enter a REM sleep period, in which dreams are more likely to occur.

  3. MILD (mnemonic induction of lucid dreams) - which involves waking up after five hours of sleep and then developing the intention to remember that you are dreaming before returning to sleep, by repeating the phrase: "The next time I'm dreaming, I will remember that I'm dreaming." You also imagine yourself in a lucid dream.

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comment by Elo · 2017-10-20T03:26:18.416Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

"The next time I'm dreaming, I will remember that I'm dreaming."

interesting and a valuable thing to try,

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comment by morganism · 2017-10-21T21:26:25.064Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Maybe tape a note on ceiling with " I A D" on it to remind yourself as you drift off again.

comment by turchin · 2017-10-20T10:04:21.186Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I solved lucid dreaming around a year ago after finding that megadosing of galantamine before sleep (16 mg) almost sure will produce LD and out-of-body experiences. (Warning: unpleasant side effects and risks)

But taking 8 mg in the middle of the night (as it is recommended everywhere) doesn't work for me.