Lucid Dreaming How To

The 5 best techniques that will teach you how to lucid dream now!

This lucid dreaming how to guide contains all the different techniques I’ve talked about on this website. So buckle up and enjoy the ride :)

There are many different techniques you can use to enter a lucid dream, some of them offer instant results but may be harder to perform others will require some time but you will eventually get there.


Lucid Dreaming How To - WILD

Lucid Dreaming how to: WILD

Wake induced lucid dreams are similar to astral projections. Since you are directly entering a lucid dream it means that you will have a really high level of consciousness. Also WILD’s give the most vivid lucid dreaming experiences.


  • Most vivid dreams you will ever have
  • You are highly conscious and aware that you are actually dreaming
  • Takes 5-30 minutes in total
  • With practice you can have WILD’s whenever you want


  • Has a higher failure chance
  • Can be a bit frustrating if you can’t fall asleep

Lucid Dreaming How To - DILD

Lucid Dreaming how to: DILD

The basic lucid dreaming induction technique. DILD stands for Dream Induced Lucid Dream.


  • You are turning your regular dreams in lucid dreams, so you are not wasting any additional time
  • A good habit to have, since you will start remembering your dreams too (and you can discover some pretty interesting things from your dreams)
  • Gets better with time


  • It is not instant, and requires few days of preparation for you to have an actual lucid dream.

Lucid Dreaming How To - Intent - MILD

Lucid Dreaming how to: MILD

MILD or Mnemonically induced lucid dream basically works by intent. You make your brain to WANT to have a lucid dream and it will do it. However this technique is hardly ever used on its own, most of the time you will combine it with the other techniques to increase the chances for lucid dreaming.


  • Could be combined with other techniques


  • Pretty much sucks on its own
  • You may find it hard to do lucid dreaming affirmations 10 times per day :)

Lucid Dreaming How To - WBTB

Lucid Dreaming how to: WBTB

This is one of the most potent lucid dreaming techniques. It is also used in a combination with the other techniques but this one increases the chances for lucid dreaming by roughly 10 times.


  • Has the highest success rate
  • Really good combination with WILD


  • HARD because you have to get up after 6 hours, stay up for 30 minutes and then go back to bed.
  • Using this technique means loosing sleep time

Lucid Dreaming How To - Binaural Beats

Lucid Dreaming how to: Binaural Beats

This is something like the WILD technique. You just need to put a special MP3 on your headphones, close your eyes and enjoy the ride.


  • Good success rate
  • You don’t need to do anything, the bunaural beats take care of everything.


  • Headphones can be annoying
  • The mp3’s are not free


I hope that this lucid dreaming how to guide will help you start lucid dreaming, if i missed something out or you have any suggestions feel free to post a comment bellow and I will respond asap.

Lucid Dreaming Induction: DEILD Technique

One of the many techniques used to learn the art of lucid dreaming is The Dream Exit Initiated Lucid Dream, known as the DEILD technique.

DEILD allows you to have multiple lucid dreams each night.  It is sometimes called Dream Chaining, and is a shorter version of the WILD technique.  Information on all lucid dreaming techniques can be found in this tutorial.


Begin the DEILD Technique with Three Steps


Being able to DEILD depends on your ability to learn, or know, the following three things in the exact order.

  1. Have good dream recall, so you won’t forget your dreams.  Good dream recall means remembering 10 dreams each week.
  2. Remain in a dream state as you wake up. While you are dreaming your brain is in the REM phase of sleep, if you move you will exit the dream state… but if you wake up without movement, even without opening your eyes… You should then be able to return to your dream (with lucidity).
  3. Have the ability to wake up as a dream ends.  You can use an alarm to wake you up during the night.  Set it to go off every 3-6 hours.  If you would rather, use autosuggestion.  Develop a mantra and keep repeating it, even throughout the day.  Autosuggestion will help you experience your dream, and make you aware of waking up. “I Will wake up after my dream ends”

Dreaming and Knowing You are Dreaming


Having accomplished the three steps in the DEILD technique a dream will form around you as you enter REM.  The key is waking up after a dream, or the alarm, so you can re-enter the lucid dreaming state and experience more adventures.  If you actually feel any sleep paralysis, it will happen really fast and only last a few seconds.

While waiting to fall asleep, you can select the dream you want to have.  However, you must lay still while thinking about your dream, waiting for it to form. DEILD also allows you to re-enter your dream just by thinking about it.

If you are more tactile, instead of just thinking about your dream, imagine yourself feeling movement, or touching something.

If by any chance you experience false awakenings, just do some reality checks.  This can be normal for many, but does not indicate that you have failed with DEILD.


Transition Stage of the DEILD Technique

When you are transitioning into the dream state, you may feel a full hypnologic experience or a weak hypnologic experience.

Full hypnologic is when you may see flashing lights, feel strong energy waves, or hear a strange noise.

Weak hypnologic is when you feel a vibrating sensation, some noises, and any lights you see will be too soft to identify.


As long as you wake up at the right time and don’t move, you will find the DEILD technique a very successful method.  Because you start this procedure when you are already in a REM cycle, you don’t have to trick your body into falling asleep, and you can easily return to your dreams.

Have a journal ready and prepared.  You will want to enter all of your dreams, even when you wake during the night.  Writing in your Lucid Dream Journal will give you some adventurous reading, and track your successes.


The Difference between DELID and WILD

The DELID technique (dream chaining) is shorter and almost instant while WILD can take up to 30 minutes.


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The #1 Sticking Point for Lucid Dreaming Beginners

Waking up 5 seconds after realizing that you are dreaming


I was reading trough the dreamviews forum for the last hour, going trough people’s first lucid dreaming experiences and here is a pattern that I found:


  • Nobody took time to explore the world around them after they realized they they are dreaming
  • Most of the times, they instantly tried to do the most “advanced” things. In most cases this was trying to have sex.
  • Everyone was having short 5 second dreams.


“I suddenly just realized I was dreaming, and quickly tried to have sex with the lady next to me, and I woke up within 5 seconds of becoming lucid.”

– This is really a common experience to all lucid dreamers, it doesn’t have to be about sex, it can be about flying or something exciting. In our first lucid dream most of us simply don’t do the warm-up stabilization routines, mostly because we don’t know how and sometimes just because we never thought it was that important.


The number one factor that ends your dreams is Shock


The first thing you experience when you realize that you are dreaming is a little shock and there is a rush of thoughts : “woow, this is cool”, “what to do now?”, “can I fly?”, “FINALLY, I AM LUCDI DREAMING”, “I can do whatever I want”… etc.


This doesn’t wake you up.


The thing that does wake you up is adding additional shock to your dream by rushing to do the cool stuff like flying instead of taking few seconds to relax, look around and explore your environment.


This is the main distinction between lucid dreaming beginners and veterans. Beginners try to do some advanced flying maneuvers where as the veterans chill and do their warm-up stabilizations routines.


The results:
Beginners have 5 second dreams
Pro’s have 5 – 60 minute dreams


How to battle this sticking point:

Learn about reality checks and dream stabilization techniques

– Practice in your mind (coming soon) – it is basically a repetitive imagination of doing warm-up right after realizing that you are dreaming.

6 Cool “I am Dreaming” Wallpapers

The purpose of these wallpapers is to remind you to do a reality check each time you see them on your desktop and  to increase your general awareness for lucid dreaming.

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