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

A Weird Lucid Dreaming Experience

This is a dream log from when I was still learning how to lucid dream and my dreams lasted only about 10-20 seconds. I knew how to attain lucidity and I knew how to remember my dreams, the one thing I was lacking was experience in lucid dreaming control.

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JUMP

So here is the dream:

I am in a children’s playground, everything is grey… A bit weird and unreal, so I do a reality check. I shut my nose and try to breathe in and to my surprise I CAN!

WOO! I am lucid dreaming!

I quickly teleport on the tallest place on earth, I find myself standing on the edge of a skyscraper. Cool! The view is beautiful, so I take a few moments to capture it.

It’s time to jump! I am falling straight down, picking up incredible speed. I can see the ground, there is a thin layer of watter above the concrete, enough to cover my body but not enough to stop me from hitting the concrete.

BOOM.splash

The shock from hitting the ground woke me up instantly but I could stimultainosly see and feel both the real and dream world. I felt as if I was moving my hands trough water when in the real world I was just moving them trough air, I could also hear the bubbles in the watter and in the same time I could hear noises from the real world.

After few seconds the dream part started to fade and soon it was completely gone.

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Anyone had a similar experience?

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Related Articles:

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

Binaular Beats Track – Pure Beta Frequency

This is just an experimental lucid dreaming track, the effect of it should be :

– You are focused outhwards
– Learning is easier
– You are focused and concentrated
– Increases your mental ability, alertnes and IQ.
And please give me some feedback on this one, tell me what exactly have you experienced.
I am really trying to improove the binaular beats so we can all benefit from them…
So Thanks for leaving a comment.

– Getting you to focus outwards

–  Increased concentration and better focus

– Increases your mental ability, alertness and IQ.

And please give me some feedback on this one, tell me what exactly have you experienced. I need it to make the beats better.

(ps. this is still just experimental, you can find  professional binaular beats that work 100% every time in the Unexplainable store)