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.

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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.

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

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

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Lucid Dreaming How To - DILD

Lucid Dreaming how to: DILD

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

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

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

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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.

Pros:

  • Could be combined with other techniques

Cons:

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

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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.

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • 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

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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.

Pros:

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

Cons:

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

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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.

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Begin the DEILD Technique with Three Steps

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Related Posts:

WILD technique

DILD technique

MILD technique

The WBTB (Wake Back To Bed) technique

If you are searching for a way to make sure that you will induce a lucid dream on your next attempt, then you should use the WBTB technique!

How does it work?

After few REM cycles, the REM stage of seep becomes longer and you have longer and more vivid dreams. If you wake yourself up right after the end of the second REM cycle you will have time to consciously take advantage of the third and much longer REM stage.

I also believe that this state of consciousness your brain much more open to suggestions, because you are not fully conscious yet so the automatic resistance won’t be triggered. This means that when your MILD induction method will work much better.

Also, when doing a WILD, you are conscious and you can easily fall asleep in the same time, which means that it is easier to do maintain consciousness, so WILD induction is much more effective and usually takes around 2-5 minutes when combined with WBTB.

How to WBTB, step by step:

  1. Go to bed as you normally do.
  2. Set the alarm to wake you up in 6 hours (that’s when the second REM cycle ends)
  3. When you wake up, stay up for 30-60 minutes. In this time read about lucid dreaming, write in your dream journal, find some new dream signs, plan what you will do in your next lucid dream and most importantly, constantly do reality checks.
  4. After those 30-60 minutes, go back to bed, relax and then start the MILD/ WILD/ DILD induction method. I try to combine them for best results. For example, I start with 2-3 minutes of affirmations, then I do my WILD attempt (which usually works), and if that fails and I lose consciousness while falling asleep then I still have a chance to notice a dream sign and have a DILD.

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That’s it,

Now go try it for yourself.

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PS. Tell me about your results/sticking points via commenting below, maybe I can help.

Advanced Lucid Dreaming : False Awakenings

After you have had few lucid dreams, it is time to start fine tuning your skill. This means that you need to pay more attention to details and find what works best.

One of the things that might have great impact on your lucid dreaming success rate is being aware of false awakenings.  A friend of mine almost tripled his lucid dreaming induction rate just by making a habit to do a reality check when he wakes up.

What is a false awakening?

Simply it is waking up in another dream. You wake up and then you wake up, and everything is normal, you are in your room, you stretch, say hi to your family, go to work, and after some time you wake up again, for real.

The most interesting thing about false awakenings is that they are extremely vivid, real and convincing, so it is hard to notice that they are dreams. But in the same time that’s a good thing because you will have a extremely good lucid dream if you just do a reality check.

Making the habit

Just do a reality check each time you wake up, after 20-30 days this will become fully automatic and the habit will require less and less effort to sustain. After 6 months you will actually have full autopilot, meaning that it will feel weird when you try not to do a reality check in the morning.

Related Articles:

WBTB technique

Reality Check

Lucid Dreaming – MILD[Mnemonic Induction Of Lucid Dream]

alarm-clock

Have you ever woken up 1 minute before your alarm clock was supposed to wake you up for work? What do you think happened here?

Your subconscious mind knew that the alarm was going to shock you out of sleep so it made you wake up little bit earlier to avoid the stress.

This method works in a similar way. If you have the intention to be conscious in your dreams then you will probably have a lucid dream. If you have the intention to remember your dream then you will probably remember your dreams.

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A practical way to create that intention:

1) Lie down, relax, find a comfortable position in which you can fall asleep

2) As you are falling asleep say to yourself that you will wake up after you had a dream and you will write it down in your dream journal. “I will wake up after my dream and I will write it down in my dream journal”. Say it with certainty and trust that your subconscious will get the message.

3) When you wake up, try to recall your dream instantly. If you can’t remember anything try again, dig deeper. One memory will eventually pop up and you will be able to get the rest of the details from there by association. NOW write everything down in your dream journal

4)  Go back to bed and this time as you are falling asleep imagine that you are in the dream you previously had but now you notice a dream sign and you perform a reality check. The reality check fails and you realize that you are dreaming. Do this over and over until you fall asleep (try not to drift into other thought patterns, it is important to keep your attention to this one)

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troubleshooting

Troubleshooting:

Not waking up after having a dream.

-Set an alarm to wake you up after 4.5 hours (AFTER REM sleep) then after 6 hours (Next REM sleep)

Can’t remember the dream after you wake up.

-Try again to get some experience and read more about remembering dreams

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Note:

The MILD technique doesn’t always work from the first try. And the chance of it to produce a lucid dream are different for everyone. Some might have success the first time they try and some on the 10th. I think it mostly depends on 4 things:

-Belief that it will work

-Trust that your subconscious will do what you ask

-Experience

-WILL

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Related Articles(The mild method can be also integrated with):

How To Have a WILD

How To Have a DILD