Want To Control Your Dreams? Here’s How You Can

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Recently I read a news article by EurekAlert! called Want To Control Your Dreams? Here’s How You Can that was about some new research into lucid dreaming:

It is good to hear that some scientists are still looking into things like this, and that they are trying to get some of the public involved in this research.

Dr. Denholm Aspy is currently seeking people for another lucid dreaming experiment:

Last night I tried a lazy version of a method that was mentioned in that EurekAlert! news article:

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.

As I was falling asleep several times in my mind I repeated the phrase:

“The next time I’m dreaming, I will remember that I’m dreaming.” but I accidentaly forgot about imagining myself in a lucid dream as I thought this, and then I went to sleep.

I had a dream and I woke up and in my mind I repeated that phrase again as I went back to sleep, I had another dream and I realized that I was dreaming somehow and I started to slightly control the dream but eventually I forgot that I was lucid dreaming and the dream returned to normal, but I did not voice record this or any of my dreams that I had so I only remember a few fragments of them that I will type later.

Anyway, even my lazy version of that method happened to work on the first try, which is great so I finally had a lucid dream again but unfortunately I can not remember most of it or most of the various dreams that I had.

The end,

-John Jr

11 replies on “Want To Control Your Dreams? Here’s How You Can”

Hello True George,

They have more me and some other people online who I have talked to, and I only tried the lazy versions and I have still had some success with each technique before.

I recommend trying the MILD technique or my lazy version of it, as you are going to sleep just repeatedly say and / or think: “The next time I’m dreaming, I will remember that I’m dreaming.” and you can also imagine yourself in a lucid dream while doing this; and do that until you think that the intention is set and / or until you go to sleep.

Whenever you wake up during the night repeat that again before you go back to sleep, sometimes this will work on the first night, but sometimes it might take days or weeks; but it usually works for me eventually.

I rarely try to lucid dream though, but my lazy version of that technique worked when I went to sleep this morning on my first try.

But it is probably easier for people like me who record my dreams often and who have lucid dreamed before and who have tried lazy versions of these techniques before in the past, but it will probably be easier for you as well because of your meditation et cetera experience which will probably make it even easier for you compared to me.

Give that technique a try each time before you go to sleep, I am curious how long it will take for you to have some success, and do not forget to set the intention of what you want to do once you realize that you are dreaming (which is a mistake that I made this morning).

Good luck and let me know how your experiment goes if you decide to try one and / or all three of those techniques (I only mentioned the MILD technique).

-John Jr

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Hello Moment,

My first thought was that this newest experiment sounds like something better fit for you, but I decided to look at the requirements to see if I qualified for the experiment so that I could consider trying it but I do not meet the requirements because: I have had a sleep paralysis experience within the last 6 months, I have been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder and Depression in the past (I probably no longer suffer from depression though) which may count as mental disorders, and there is a possibility that I might have sleep apnea like my dad and my aunt CE but I have never been tested yet. (I found out that I seem to have become a snorer within the last few years, so bad that I have to use an anti-snoring device now to avoid disturbing others; but that does not mean that I have sleep apnea but I could) so I do not meet the requirements to participate in the newest experiment.

Do you plan on taking part in the study?

Thank you for commenting,
-John Jr

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Oh that’s too bad. I’d be curious if the experiment helped your lucid dreaming.

I thought about it, but am not going to. I already lucid dream one or twice a week without doing much so I don’t know if I would be a good guage for if it helps. Also I have no interest in any technique that requires me to set an alarm and wake myself up.

I would love however to participate in a study that involved remote viewing, dream Sharing, healing, mind reading, or that analyzed lucid dreams and asked you to perform certain dream tasks and share your experience. Or something that hooked you up to a machine while you’re sleeping and monitored lucid dream brain waves… Apparently I have thought about this a lot 🙂

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Hello Moment,


I did not think about that, and so that was probably a good decision.

I would be interested in studies like that as well, and then I could learn if I have sleep apnea or not for free. 😀

Thank you for commenting,
-John Jr

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