In order to begin lucid dreaming, you’ve got to actually start remembering your dreams. Many people consider dreaming simply something that happens when you get a decent night’s sleep, but when you’ve learned some lucid dreaming techniques, the dreams you have can be a much more powerful tool.
Lucid dreams can help you work out problems, cope with stressful situations, and even help you run potential scenarios for difficult choices you might have in the upcoming days. If you’re ready to take advantage of your dream time, then here’s some places for you to start.
DILD Lucid Dreaming Techniques
DILD, or dream induced lucid dreaming, is the place to begin practicing the concept of using dreams to your advantage if you’ve never done it before. Have you ever been in a dream and then realized that you were dreaming because the reality of your dream seemed altered?
That’s the beginning of starting a lucid dream! As you are starting to practice this, or entrain your brain to accept lucid dreaming, you can begin to test each dream to determine if you are really dreaming so that you can start the lucid process. You can do this by:
- looking for signs of unreality within your dream,
- changing your sleep cycle to have more morning REM sleep, and by
- using other lucid induction methods, such as SILD or MILD.