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Lucid dreaming cycles
PostPosted: Sat 28 Jan, 2017  Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I got interested in LD about 10 months ago. Before that, I thought it was only an innate faculty. After a few months of practice, I have managed to have at least one LD a month, sometimes 2 or 3. However, looking back, I realise that all of my LD occurred towards the end of the month.

More precisely, my cycle could be described as such:
    1st week of the month -> medium recall (one detailed dream/night)
    2nd, 3rd weeks -> increasingly good recall (up to 5 detailed dreams/night)
    then a few days of bad recall and LDing. (usually, a few bits and pieces of dream and one detailed lucid dream)
Has anyone noticed something similar? Do you have any explanation/good articles/book chapters on the topic? It doesn't matter whether I practice or not, it always seems to follow this structure. It could be self-suggestion based on past experience, but it took me a while just to realise that it was occurring.

Would love to hear your thoughts about this!


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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb, 2017  Reply with quote

This is interesting. I used to keep track of this, and also noticed a longer cycle: My lucid dreams dry almost completely up in summer, and come back when it gets colder and darker. The yearly cycle has looked the same for a decade.

I'm a woman, so my entire body is more affected by which week of the month it is. I have a feeling that there is at least a cycle showing in the kind of dreams I get, and previously, one week out of each month has been almost sleepless. The end of that week would always produce lucid dreams.

Now I feel like going through my post history and makinfg a chart.



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