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Victor
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Reading Induced LD? Try this...
PostPosted: Fri 26 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

I was wondering, I seem to have almost immediate dreams when I fall asleep as I read. So, I was wondering if that might make LDing easier?

Before you go to bed, start reading a book and sorta doze off. Report your dream, whether it's lucid or not, and if yours was immediate like mine.

Thanks! I'd try but I'm waiting to have a LD first. smile


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PostPosted: Sun 28 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

It makes sense in a way. What I assume you could do is read a book then in a MILD mantra before you goto sleep you could say "when I dream of [somthin from the book], I will do a RC"

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PostPosted: Sun 28 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

You could try falling asleep whilst reading about LD'ing (by a book on it).

Or you could do something VILD like. Write down a specific scenario, in which you end up taking a RC at the end. Read it over and over until you fall asleep, and hopefully you'll dream it.

Eg. I'm in a plain white room with a single light on the ceiling. In there with me is my freind (name them). He walks up to me and demands that I take a reality check. After much nagging, I finally give in.
I plug my nose with my fingers... and I can breathe. I become lucid.


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Victor
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PostPosted: Sun 28 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

Uh huh! Those are good ideas as well! But could somebody try it? >_o (Sorry if I'm being a nag, I'm just anxious..)

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PostPosted: Mon 29 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

I will officially try it.. later. Not tonight, I have something else I want to try.

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Victor
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PostPosted: Mon 29 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

Alright. Thanks!
May I ask what you are trying tonight?


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PostPosted: Mon 29 Nov, 2004  Reply with quote

Victor wrote:
Alright. Thanks!
May I ask what you are trying tonight?


No.
Questions will not be tolerated.


( just kidding )


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PostPosted: Thu 02 Dec, 2004  Reply with quote

I was trying VILD for a long time, and the night between November and December, I tried MILD. I WILL try this reading thing tonight. But how am I going to manage to read this over and over... with my eyes closed.... I don't get it. Do I just read it a lot before I got to sleep?

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PostPosted: Mon 09 May, 2005  Reply with quote

TheBranMuffin wrote:
Do I just read it a lot before I got to sleep?


You print the stuff out, or if your computer is at your bed, read it over and over, eventually infinitely until you fall asleep of it. Hopefully, you should be LDing.


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PostPosted: Mon 09 May, 2005  Reply with quote

When i was at uni i had this subject called biochemy.Whenever i`d took a book about it id fall asleep in no time:)Recommended!smile
Sadly i didnt get any lds back then.


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PostPosted: Tue 10 May, 2005  Reply with quote

Reading keeps me awake.

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PostPosted: Fri 13 May, 2005  Reply with quote

Perhaps the most important point here is that you are supposed to visualize scenarios and events for long enough to kickstart a sleep onset REM pleriod. In this case novels may be far superior than textbooks.

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

What do you read exactly? I'm a collector of National Geographics and have read articles as I'm falling asleep, viewing photos and such, and they have made my way into my dream. I've gone to the places in my dream, such as mountains, underwater. It would be interesting to enter these lucid, especially in some of the real beautiful places.

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

I can never fall asleep while reading. Sometimes if I'm really into a book Ill be thinking too much about it and not be able to sleep even when I'm trying.

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

I believe it's in EWLD that 20 minutes of reading before going to bed will increase your REM periods. Furthermore, if you sleep for 6 hours, you can double your chances of LDing for getting an additional two hours of sleep, or 8 full hours. What does it all mean? The more REM you have the higher your chance of LDing, so read for 20 minutes before bed and just hit the sack! Don't stay up reading and burn yourself out.

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