Lucid dreaming was first discovered by Dutch psychiatrist and writer Frederik Van Eeden. Eeden's research demonstrated that in this state the dreamer was able to manipulate their experiences within the dream environment.
To lucid dream, we need the subconscious mind to wake up without waking the conscious mind. It sounds complicated, but actually most of us will experience at least one accidental episode in a lifetime – so it is very possible to achieve.
The realm of sleep has a specific brainwave cycle blueprint. It isn't always exactly the same, but each night we cycle through the same frequency zones.
Delta waves are the slowest brainwaves and present in deep sleep, and Theta waves are present in stage one when we're in light sleep. Understanding this is key to understanding how lucid dreaming can occur, and indeed the best time to achieve it.
How Our Lucid Dreaming Meditation Works
Our binaural beats Lucid Dreaming meditation almost mimics the sleep cycle process, but with an added advantage that will assist you in achieving lucid dreaming.
First, the music uses Theta frequencies to guide you into a calm, relaxed state. The music then slowly drops down into the Delta zone, hovering just above the point where you might fall to sleep.
This keeps you in limbo, in a cat-nap-like sleep state, where you are almost asleep and able to dream lightly but would be woken if someone made a noise or called your name.
In this state, your subconscious will awaken but leave your conscious mind asleep. This is a mind trick of sorts: because your subconscious will assume you are awake and therefore give you control of your dreams.
In addition to the binaural beats frequencies, we have tuned the music to 174 hertz. This frequency is considered a natural anesthetic that will add to the hypnotic effect of the recording and help you enter the dream environment.
Towards the end of the track, we use Theta frequencies to bring you back around to wakeful awareness.
How to Lucid Dream
Dream studies have shown that the easiest time to lucid dream is upon waking after sleep. This is because the brain is already in a sleepy state, making it easier to fall back into a nap-like state while maintaining conscious control over your dreams.
You may recall episodes of very light sleep after you wake up in the morning and fall back to sleep; you are dreaming but part of your brain is aware of where you are and what you are doing. This is essentially like being at the crossroads of lucid dreaming.
We recommend that you listen to Lucid Dreaming just after you wake up in the morning, or even when you lay down for an afternoon nap.
Try Lucid Dreaming today and create your own dreamworld, with your own environment, characters and stories.
Note: Although perfectly safe, be aware that lucid dreams can be vivid and appeal very real. This means that when you wake up, it may take a minute or two to adjust back to the circumstances of the physical world.