1) Go through your day backwards, before you go to sleep (the more detailed you are the better).
2) If you don't remember your dreams, tell yourself out loud multiple times "I will remember my dreams" and keep a dream journal (be as detailed as posible).
3) To find out wether or not your dreaming or not your dreaming, certain things are ofter unstable or do not change like: small printed text, the time and light levels can't normally change. Try and look for something out of the ordinary. (Hint: When you wake up and find out that you have a couple more hours to sleep, most of the time your dreaming. Try turning the lights on or looking at the clock again).
4) When you find out your dreaming you don't want to get "lost in the dream" again. So try spinning around with your arms out. (Don't ask me why it works it just does)
5) "Dream on"
Disclaimer: (Even if you do all the things listed here does not mean that you will immediately have a lucid dream and/or have one every night)
people say that if you constantly think about something before you go to sleep you will dream about that thing. its true for me. thats why i study at night.
answered Nov 07 '10 at 15:28
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I recently stream from NETFLIX, the following documentary. The topic of Lucid dreams was touched upon.
| A Lucid Dream, in simplest terms, is a dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. The term was coined by the Dutch psychiatrist and writer Frederik van Eeden (1860–1932).
A lucid dream can begin in one of two ways. A dream-initiated lucid dream (DILD) starts as a normal dream, and the dreamer eventually concludes it is a dream, while a wake-initiated lucid dream (WILD) occurs when the dreamer goes from a normal waking state directly into a dream state, with no apparent lapse in consciousness.
Lucid dreaming has been researched scientifically, and its existence is well established.2
Scientists such as Allan Hobson, with his neurophysiological approach to dream research, have helped to push the understanding of lucid dreaming into a less speculative realm ... more
My dreams tend to be snippets of things that happened to me a couple of days earlier. Just a ridiculous hodgepodge of tangential references. And usually, in my dreams, at some point I say, "This isn't making any sense" and I'm annoyed that I'm stuck in a nonsensical situation. Also, the rare times I'm having a bad dream... I back the dream up and rewrite it. I've been doing that for years.
For people who have dreams that give them great, yet mysterious insights into something and a desire to make them lucid, bravo. For me, dreams are nothing to lose sleep about. My dreams tell me, "You will remember the stupidest things, and then revisit them in your sleep." Nothing mystical there.
answered Nov 17 '10 at 16:48
I just kind of decided I was going to one day and it developed on its own. It's a matter of determination. I don't always have lucid dreams, but I'd say 2 nights out of 3 I have at least one. The thing I've noticed most is that trying to hard to direct the thing will wake you up. You have to kind of go with it and just adjust here and there, or you'll become too conscious and lose it.
answered Nov 09 '10 at 14:51