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How To Control Your Dreams

HOW TO CONTROL YOUR dreams



Controlling your dreams is easier than you may think. This infographic ventures into the phenomenon of lucid dreaming and shows how you can become an oneironaut



According to the Daily Mail.



ONE IN EIGHT OF US WILL HAVE A LUCID DREAM IN OUR LIVES



THE STAGES OF A SLEEP CYCLE



When we sleep,we go in and out of different sleep stages which relate to the frequency of our brain waves.



SLEEP STAGE



WAKE

STAGE 1

STAGE 2

STAGE 3

STAGE 4



HOURS

1 2

3

4

5

6

7

8



LIGHT SLEEP

NREM

REM



REM STAGES OF SLEEP



REM stands for RAPID EYE MOVEMENT



When in REM sleep.your eyes move back and forth under your eyelids. These movements relate to where you're looking in your dream.



We enter the REM stage approximately

90 MINUTES after falling asleep.



REM sleep in adults typically occupies 20-25% of all sleep.



LUCID DREAMING OCCURS IN THE REM STAGES OF SLEEP



MRI scan of 40Hz brain waves when...

AWAKE

LUCID DREAMING

DEEP SLEEP



Brain Wave Activity high low



Research shows that lucid dreamers seem to share certain personality traits. They...



Are creative

Are problem oriented

Believe in personal responsibility



But anyone can start to control their dreams with practice and some tips...



HOW TO LUCID DREAM



RECALL YOUR DREAMS

Being able to recall a dream will help you to become aware of what you are dreaming about and see the recurring themes.



Keep a dream journal

As soon as you wake up,lie still and try to remember your dream.

Write down what your dreams was about.

Focus on the detail and build a vivid picture of the dream.



DISCOVER DREAMSIGNS

Once you have kept a dream journal for 2-3 weeks, you can start analysing and recognising events that keep happening.



This could be anything:a certain person,object or place that keeps cropping up.



REALITY CHECK

Reality checks allow you to determine if you're dreaming when your encounter a dreamsign. This makes it easier to enter a lucid dream. Try these now.



NUMBER CHECKING

Check your watch,look away,then check it again.



When dreaming,the brain finds it harder to continue sequences.If the time is radically different the second time you look,you're dreaming!



SUPERPOWERS

Try to fly

Try breathing while holding your nose and your mouth closed



CHANGED APPEARANCE

Look in a mirror

Do you look different?



Look at your hands

Have you got extra or missing fingers?



TELEKENETIC ABILITIES

Try turning off the lights with your mind.



GETTING TO DREAMLAND

Melatonin in foods has been linked to inducing lucid dreams.



Boosts REM Sleep



Makes dreams more vivid



FOODS THAT CONTAIN MELATONIN [mesasured in nano grams]



White mustard 378ng/tsp



Black mustard 258ng/tsp



Almonds 39ng/g



Sunflower seeds 29ng/g



Cherries 15ng/g



Flax seeds 12ng/g



Oats 18ng/g



Rice, red radishes,poppy seeds,tomatoes and bananas 0.5to 1 ng/g



By making dreams more vivid,they will be easier to recall and allow you to become aware of the fact you are dreaming.



ALCOHOL prohibits the REM stage of sleep,meaning fewer dreams that are hazy and difficult to control.



IF YOU MUST SLEEP THROUGH A THIRD OF YOUR LIFE, WHY SHOULD YOU SLEEP THROUGH YOUR DREAMS, TOO?



Dr Stephen LaBerge

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How To Control Your Dreams

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Although the majority of people dream every night, not all those dreams will be in colour, and not everyone remembers their dreams upon waking. A small minority again can be classed as lucid dreams. O...
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