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PostPosted: Sun 02 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

Nice read. I wonder where yellow mustard fits in for #7.

As for what Nevermore said, I can only say that it would seem one-sided to me as I use my computer for an extreme amount of time (that will only increase.. future job is in programming), and yet I have pretty decent recall now and then.



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PostPosted: Sun 02 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

I've noticed I have more lucid dreams in a relatively sun lighted room.

Also: This helps me the MOST.
Use the power of suggestion. Simply command what your intentions are.



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Re: 7 Lucid Dreaming Tricks You Didn't Know
PostPosted: Sun 02 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

gemini.moon wrote:
I've never heard anything that states that an excess electromagnetic fields or electronics is actually good for you.


An excess in anything has the potential to be bad for you, wouldn't you agree?

gemini.moon wrote:
The bright light of a computer can burn up your melatonin levels if you spend too much time in front of one.


Just lower the brightness of your screen?

gemini.moon wrote:
Don't spend more than 5 hours on your computer each day.


The reason a person would spend more than 5 hours on a computer every single day is because of work. You cannot ask someone to stop working so that they can have more vivid dreams.

gemini.moon wrote:
Also the electromagnetic fields of cell phones, televisions, and computers can burn up your melatonin levels.


It may burn up melatonin levels, but I am not convinced that this effect is anything other than miniscule. I would actually like to know if the amount of melatonin it burns is big enough to make a measurable difference. But even if this difference is measurable, limiting your time with electronics feels like the least effective way to prevent or restore melatonin. Increasing the vividness of your dreams isn't a good enough reason to limit your time with electronics (if limiting ones time with electronics is even possible)

This concludes the reason why I said number 3 feels a bit one sided, every single thing I said is based solely on my personal opinion and is not backed up by any research what so ever feel free to criticize.



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PostPosted: Sun 02 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

Speaking from personal experience, living a healthier life certainly does improve the quality of dreams!
Infact, these past two months have been terrible for my recall. A result of nutrients not being absorbed well because of some sickness (Yeast syndrome, which I'm still dealing with). Changing my diet (drastically) seemed to return things back to normal.

As for the electronics, I can't honestly say they've had any effect on my dreams. I've had days where I've been online 8 hour+, and days with 3 hours with no noticeable changes whatsoever. I also sleep beside my cellphone every night.
If anything, spending more time outside makes a difference, but that may be due to other factors.


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

^^ To all who posted about the electronics smile

From my personal knowledge I know that for certain electronics make a difference in melatonin levels; however, by how much I'm not sure. It may possibly only impact it subtly but all the same a number of subtle changes do add up and make a difference. I'm not saying that electronics will for sure make all your dreams less vivid. What I am saying is that limiting your time has a good chance of making them more vivid... like an added bonus.

You must also remember that your initial melatonin levels make all the difference. If someone already has low melatonin levels then spending a lot of time around electronics will make a noticeable impact. In contrast, if somebody already has very high melatonin levels, spending a lot of time around electronics may make a dent but probably isn't enough to make a drastic change in their dream quality. So for those who have to work long hours at a computer, as long as you make sure you are doing other things to keep your melatonin levels up you'll be alright.


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

These are really good tips that I will be using and just wanted to say thank you and make a list of the top tips that I have gathered from mainly just my time being on LD4all
1) Consistent sleep pattern
2) Complete darkness
3) Certain foods
4) Head massage
5) Naps are good occasionally
6) Write on the ceiling something to remind you to do a RC (Read my topic about it to learn more)
7) LL
siiw RC upon awakening
9) WBTB is the best method for me
10) Watch Gizedwards on youtube weekly

Most of these where from your post, and to anyone questioning or wanting to know extra information on ones that I did not go into detail on (every single one )
then just do some research on them. :D
That concludes my top 10 tip list for LD smile



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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

I work on a computer pretty much all day developing the worlds most artistic 100 led hula hoop. Bright lights ... ALL DAY! Since Ive been focusing on LDing more Ive been getting them often and very vividly. Not really sure how much "computer use/bright lights" really effects LDs.


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

Great information, thanks! Good I've been working on my sleep schedule the past weeks, it happens a lot that I wake up just a few min before my alarm.
Limiting my time with electronics will be hard though.. As I'm using my computer home a lot and at school.



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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

Just want to tell Threlm that I seriously enjoy your profile picture. No homo

Deathnote ftw



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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

SamBamboo wrote:
I work on a computer pretty much all day developing the worlds most artistic 100 led hula hoop. Bright lights ... ALL DAY! Since Ive been focusing on LDing more Ive been getting them often and very vividly. Not really sure how much "computer use/bright lights" really effects LDs.


I wish you luck on your quest for the worlds most artistic hula hoop (never though I'd say that )

Anyway, great topic, I'll start most of them when school starts tomorrow.



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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

Thanks for the post, I will definitely eat more bananas, rice, and sunflower seeds.


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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

O_oNevermore wrote:
It may burn up melatonin levels, but I am not convinced that this effect is anything other than miniscule. I would actually like to know if the amount of melatonin it burns is big enough to make a measurable difference


Read this.. smile

Dri0m wrote:

oh btw, look what i found:
http://news.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=3074



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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

Thanks Kessi, Interesting read.


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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

Nice after afew weeks of putting mustard on my hamburgers along my usual choices, eating more brocoli, getting 6-9 hours of sleep, and sleeping with a blindfold I had finally ended my dryspell. (I know I'm late but this much worked for me)


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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

YES. YES. YES.

I understand why I do have the most lucid dreams on the nights where I don't use electronics... This makes sense, because the next morning I have like 2-3 lucids and it's great. I am going to try out all of these, espcially the lucid foods, the scalp massage and lucid living. Thank you so much for the scientific help!



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