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Saturday, 14 August 2021

Tips for Controlling your dreams

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Our dreams are often unclear and fuzzy. They are also out of control and have little to no access to our real life. But research shows that everyone experienced awareness of dreaming at least once in their lifespan. Sometimes, this awareness leads to the capability of directing our dream by changing scenes, characters, and emotions.

Recent research shows that you can prepare your mind during the day to control your dreams at night. Let’s learn about controlling dreams and tips to practice them, shared by some controlled dreams experts.

What is dream control?

Controlled dreams can be explained as when the dreamers know that they are dreaming but are still asleep. They can change scenes, characters, emotions, and themes as if they are directing a movie.

Benefits of Controlling Dreams

Controlling your dreams can support your waking life through the following benefits.

  • Lowers the anxiety
  • Therapy for people with nightmares
  • Boosts your creativity
  • Helps to improve problem-solving skills

Ways to controlling your dreams

Several studies reveal different methods for controlling your dreams and prove that it can be achieved through practicing specific techniques. Some tried and tested things include:

Record your dreams

You can keep a diary and a pen close to your bed so that you can quickly write your dream down when you wake up. A good practice to memorize dreams is that when you wake up, recall your dream in the same position for few minutes and then write it.

Focus on what you want to dream

It would help if you wrote your target dream and focused on it every time you tried to gain lucidity in your sleep. Avoid watching TV or listening to music before bedtime so that you remain intensive on your target dream.

Try Reality Checks

A reality check lets you test whether you are awake or dreaming. It can be achieved in various ways, like: you touch a hard surface, and if you feel it hard, you are awake, but if it passes through, you are in a controlled dream. You can read a text, turn away and reread it. If you are awake, you will read it correctly the second time, but the text will be different if you are dreaming.

Practice MI for controlling dreams

You choose a phrase like “Today I will control my dream” and repeat it several times before sleeping, and even if you get up after 4.5 to 6 hours of sleep, you repeat the same phrase. This phrase is called mnemonic, and the method is termed mnemonic induction for controlling dreams.

Apps and devices for controlling dreams

Different apps and devices like headbands and masks are available in markets to help you in controlling dreams without much effort. Some of the devices can play recorded messages during sleep, while others can record the voices and sounds of your dreams.

Controlling dreams is a popular concept and experiencing it is easier than ever before.

Tomas V.

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