Staying conscious through the night
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#1: Staying conscious through the night Author: mattias PostPosted: Fri 11 Jul, 2008
I hope this topic is in the right place.

I was wondering, and I saw someone saying they did this once, but is it possible to stay conscious through the whole night? Staying aware throughout all NREM and REM sleep and then starting over?

Is it possible to train the mind to get to this point?

And one more question, would it be bad for your health? I mean, I've been wondering if losing consciousness is actually necessary/good for you, or if it's just a way the body gets the mind shut up and go to sleep. eh

#2:  Author: UneNoid PostPosted: Fri 11 Jul, 2008
I have met a women who claim to be consciously through the nights. So seems that its possible, but rarely achievable.

#3:  Author: krakatoa PostPosted: Fri 11 Jul, 2008
They say that Tibetan Dream Yogis can do this. But the Yogis of Tibet devote their lives to mental practise. Even so, how can one be sure consciousness is not lost now and then during the night? It's not like one is conscious to notice it.

#4:  Author: Presence of Light PostPosted: Fri 11 Jul, 2008

consciousness is always present, even in deep sleep, if you notice it, that is the key

for instance when you go to ebd, you might not be "conscious" but there is still mind activity going on, and you notice HH occur there, so you are actually conscious, just in a different way

the trick is keeping yourself to where you remember and understand everything that happens

and to do that you need to pass outside of dreams and HI into a void of non-existence or white light, so that karma rises and falls away, disappearing in its tracks.

#5:  Author: mattias PostPosted: Fri 11 Jul, 2008
Thanks for the replies and link. wink Yoga nidra sounds interesting., never heard of it.

EDIT: in that link I saw a video about yoga (that mentions yoga nidra). It's really interesting indeed. smile

#6:  Author: SRV PostPosted: Sat 12 Jul, 2008
I have another interesting link : a conversation between LaBerge anf Tholey.
Link :

Quote :
"Tholey: I remember once when I slept in the lab, I was in a lucid state two times for five hours during that night. I was able to direct all the dreams!

LaBerge: I am still interested in the stage of sleep you were in. When you say, "I was lucid the whole night," do you mean that you have some way of knowing that you were lucid for every minute of the night or that it would happen again and again throughout the night?

Tholey: The physiological data and the phenomenological data prove it. I also signaled in between. There is another important thing that happened. I had the experience that, all of a sudden, I was awake and in a totally different situation and then, all of a sudden, in the dream situation again. I restabilized the dream mainly with eye movements and movements of the body."

#7:  Author: mattias PostPosted: Sun 13 Jul, 2008
Thanks SRV73, very good link. read the whole thing too. ^^

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