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Things that lower dream recall/LDing?
PostPosted: Wed 09 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

Everyone talks about things that supports lucid dreaming, there is even a book about it, but is there some info about things that lower dream recall and lucidity?

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

Stress and attention wondering from lucidity can lower dream recall and lucidity. Not using dream journal. Also a loss of motivation in general is bad for lucidity and the persuit of dreams. There are many more specific things that can lower lucidity but a lot of them depend on personal circumstances and situations.

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

Sleep deprivation, constant changes in sleep schedule, certain drugs, excessive alcohol before bed. And of course, your own mindset and circumstances can influence it as well.


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

Rhewin wrote:
..excessive alcohol before bed..


Alcohol before bed for me tends to make my dreams very bizarre. but I have become lucid on occasions after drinking before bed.


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

Mr18111 wrote:
Rhewin wrote:
..excessive alcohol before bed..


Alcohol before bed for me tends to make my dreams very bizarre. but I have become lucid on occasions after drinking before bed.


Oh I'm not saying you won't dream. I've had my share of... slightly less than sober dreams tounge2. And yes, they can be a mind trip. However, I have found that generally my DR is much worse in the end. I might remember some more unusual or vivid moments, but the over DR quality is not anywhere near as good as when sober. Again, everyone reacts different to different things.



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PostPosted: Thu 10 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

Rhewin wrote:
Sleep deprivation, constant changes in sleep schedule, And of course, your own mindset and circumstances can influence it as well.


The three I know of and experience firsthand. Rhewin beat me to the punch gni



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PostPosted: Thu 10 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

Mr18111 wrote:
Rhewin wrote:
..excessive alcohol before bed..


Alcohol before bed for me tends to make my dreams very bizarre. but I have become lucid on occasions after drinking before bed.


Same here, I wasn't drunk but I started to "feel" alcohol and it seems that it helped a few times, if that was because of the alcohol!



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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

Rhewin wrote:
Mr18111 wrote:
Rhewin wrote:
..excessive alcohol before bed..


Alcohol before bed for me tends to make my dreams very bizarre. but I have become lucid on occasions after drinking before bed.


Oh I'm not saying you won't dream. I've had my share of... slightly less than sober dreams tounge2. And yes, they can be a mind trip. However, I have found that generally my DR is much worse in the end..


And I can barely remember things while drunk when I am awake. While dreaming and drunk my memory is terrible ahaha.


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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

I read somewhere that sitting in front of a computer or laptop all day lowers your dreamrecal because the backlighting reduces your melatonine levels. But I cannot confirm this.


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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

Shadow of a Day wrote:
I read somewhere that sitting in front of a computer or laptop all day lowers your dreamrecal because the backlighting reduces your melatonine levels. But I cannot confirm this.


I remember reading something similar


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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

Mr18111 wrote:
Shadow of a Day wrote:
I read somewhere that sitting in front of a computer or laptop all day lowers your dreamrecal because the backlighting reduces your melatonine levels. But I cannot confirm this.


I remember reading something similar


It's generally suggested that you don't sit in front the computer or TV at least one hour before bed time.

I can partially confirm that. Few night ago I would watch TV half an hour, maybe hour, I'm not sure and when I would go to my bedroom with lights shut through the whole house I would see flashing lights, in shape of the TV. I normally don't watch TV at night, at all to be accurate so this was really surprising to me. I guess that this can affect you dreams....



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PostPosted: Sat 12 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

Shadow of a Day wrote:
I read somewhere that sitting in front of a computer or laptop all day lowers your dreamrecal because the backlighting reduces your melatonine levels. But I cannot confirm this.


Article (one of them)

I can confirm it, alot of times, I watched anime for up to 6 hours in bed before sleep on my phone lach1 and i had zero dream recall


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PostPosted: Sat 12 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

I guess the best thing you can do before going to sleep is to read a book about lucid dreaming in a dim light. grin

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