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Topic: New Lucid Dreamer
Posted By: Sauni
Subject: New Lucid Dreamer
Date Posted: August/02/2007 at 9:49am
Hi everyone! I'm new here as well as new to lucid dreaming. I've read some on lucid dreaming and how to do it, but I could probably use some advice. I have had few lucid dreams in the past without any effort at all. (truthfully I remember about 2-5 a year) Usually I don't have much control, though. Like, I'm halfway lucid and halfway in an average dream state. Anyway I do have a few questions..

Does age or gender effect lucidity(sp?)?
Can being lucid ever hurt me?
Is there any tips to becomming lucid more often (without taking drugs)?


Posted By: jefftrix
Date Posted: August/29/2007 at 2:47am
I will start out by saying that am not sure how gender affects lucidity. I am a 17 year old male, and the past few nights i have been able to obtain lucidity multiple times in one in one night, a couple of times (meaning I sometimes have more than one lucid dream per night).
I have read that obtaining lucidity in dreams is more common in younger children, and the older you get the less you have it.

To my knowledge, there is no way that becoming lucid in your dreams can hurt you. For one, your body is paralyzed during deep sleep, therefore there is no way your body will act out what you are doing in the dream world. Two, dreaming is a combination of chemicals in your brain, so any kind of dream is a natural thing.
The worst thing that could happen is that you may get scared right after obtaining lucidity, but some people don't even have to worry about that.

I personally take melatonin and vitamin B6 before going to be to help obtain lucidity. I hardly call these drugs because your body needs both of these to function and to stay healthy. You can find these in any drug store.
Also before falling asleep I think about dreaming.
Sometimes I'll just fall asleep, but the melatonin helps keep your sleep in cycles.

Posted By: jefftrix
Date Posted: August/29/2007 at 3:35am
The cycles make you wake up a couple times per night, that way you can concentrate on dreaming again and when you get back into the dream you know that you are dreaming.

I have been able to have lucid dreams many times using this technique.

Posted By: Sauni
Date Posted: September/05/2007 at 1:51am
Oh my gosh! Last night I FINALLY did it! woo! Right before I went to sleep, I remembered something I read on another site that said to find something that shows up in your dreams a lot and let that tell you you're dreaming. I found that thing and it worked!

But..I realized when I dream, I hardly ever talk.And when I want to, it's difficult and sometimes impossible. I tried to say something, but I had to try hard and when I did talk I think I was half awake and actually said it outside of the dream. Weird..

Posted By: digi
Date Posted: August/12/2009 at 11:26am
malcolm godwin's "lucid dreaming a guide for travellers between worlds"
is a beautiful colorful book with all important lucid dreaming techniques.

to name a few:

try dancing in circles, it trigges the balancing mechanism located in your ears.

if you start dancing in circles, you will become and stay lucid for a longer time.
also starting flying produces the same results.

try writing your dreams down, to search for repeating patterns. discovering such pattern shows that you are dreaming.

try pincing or biting youself, if there is no pain, you are asleep.

try reading a book, that gives a good amount of visions.

vitamin b6 and niacine seemed to have influenced lucidity in dreaming a lot.

you can ask somebody to talk with you when you sleep to recognise you are asleep.

there are masks which function like an alarm clock, that not wake you, but tell you are asleep

Posted By: tokenspen1
Date Posted: August/21/2015 at 7:23am
I think age or gender cannot affect it. Its the state of your mind that is. How motivated you are and how dedicated you are in engaging yourself in the said activity.

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