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MatrixManNe0
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov, 2007  Reply with quote

LucidEpiphany wrote:
1 question: WHY is the back the best. Anyone know? eh
Who says it's best to sleep on the back? I personally cannot fall asleep if lying on my back at all... But I'm wondering how sleep position could be related to LDing anyway...


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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov, 2007  Reply with quote

MatrixManNe0 wrote:
LucidEpiphany wrote:
1 question: WHY is the back the best. Anyone know? eh
Who says it's best to sleep on the back? I personally cannot fall asleep if lying on my back at all... But I'm wondering how sleep position could be related to LDing anyway...


It might be related because you usually induce lucid dreams on your back and not on your sides or on your stomach. You have to be able to sleep in bed in some kind of position.


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PostPosted: Sun 25 Nov, 2007  Reply with quote

*reviving technique* woosh
well... i usually sleep on my right side with one hand over and the other under my pillow. by the way... i use MILD most of the time so there's no problem for me, but the times i used WILD i slept on my back because i can relaxe better on my back.
anyway... maybe you don't know but the position which you sleep in may affect lucid dreaming... not lucid dreaming directly but indirectly because it helps you to remember your dreams. when you wake up and can't remember anything it is good to switch positions which you lie in, in your bed because it helps the brain to remember the dreams you had in this position while sleeping and i think you know that you move a lot while sleeping wink5


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PostPosted: Fri 22 Feb, 2008  Reply with quote

Ive heard that the way you sleep can effect how vivid and well you recall your dreams. Is this true? And if it is... Please inform me the correct way to sleep grin

Oh, and one more thing I need help with myself... I cant seem to ever notice the REM before I fall alseep, I try to keep my mind set on dreaming but I then cant fall alseep for some reason, so I end up giving in and just fall asleep thinking of random bullshit woo

Please help me if im doing anything wrong THANKS! ^^


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PostPosted: Fri 22 Feb, 2008  Reply with quote

I'm training myself to fall asleep on my back, but I always wake up on my side or stomach whatsthat
I used to only have one comfortable position I can fall asleep in, now I'm so uncomfy in any position, it doesn't matter how I'm sprawled out when I fall asleep.


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb, 2008  Reply with quote

i sleep on my back when i try to LD
i lie on my side when i go to bed normally
dose it feel weird if you are in bed on your side if your in an LD?


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb, 2008  Reply with quote

After suddenly waking up from a frightful dream, I figured out why I always had trouble falling asleep... my ideal sleep position is really random and involves me kind of turned to the right with my right hand just up by my head somewhere and my left hand on my stomach. After finding out what it was, I'm able to almost instantly get myself into sleep. That might be bad for WILD-ing if it happens too fast... but with my crazy schedule every second of sleep helps.


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Aug, 2008  Reply with quote

yeah i do, people belive that by laying on your back you can get "old hag", and more likley to go into SP laying on your back, i always used to when trying to LD but i never di, but the once i was laying on my side trying for one, i got one, so yeah i think so

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Aug, 2008  Reply with quote

i sleep on my stomic but when trying for an ld i sleep on my back becasue i fall asleap in like 5 mins no matter what on my stomic on my back my body can be asleep as my mind stays awake

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Aug, 2008  Reply with quote

My natural sleeping position is usually on my left side, slightly curled up with my left arm underneath the pillow to support my neck. But when I'm napping (or occasionally when I'm out camping/over at a friend's house) I usually crash on my stomach.

I try sleeping on my back when trying to LD, but it takes forever (comparatively) and I usually end up switching to my side so that I still get enough sleep; I'm trying to fight the urge, though, so I can work on WILD more.

Glad this topic got revived!


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Aug, 2008  Reply with quote

I read this topic from beginning to end and as i was reading it i was reminiscing about my childhood. I remember I used to think that sleeping on my back caused me to have nightmares, which is why i've slept on my stomach ever since. I have been trying to get into lucid dreaming ever since i had my first lucid dread (can be read on the "My First Lucid Dream" forum here http://www.ld4all.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25526&pos tdays=0&postorder=asc& &start=135 ) without even trying to. My point is now that i read the post about people believing they get old hag while sleeping on my back sort of confirmed my childhood theory. I think im just gonna keep sleeping on my stomach

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