I have had lucid dreams, just as most of us have, but I have never practiced a lucid dreaming technique until recently. I stumbled on an interesting article explaining a very simple method called The Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams (MILD), originally developed in the 1970s by the American psychophysiologist, Stephen LaBerge.
For the last week or so I have been doing the steps outlined in LaBerge’s, MILD technique. The technique is very simple and easy to follow. It involves setting an alarm, waking up, repeating a mantra in your mind, then quickly going back to sleep and keeping a daily lucid dreaming journal.
In a study done with 169 people using the MILD technique for lucid dreaming, researchers found that the number of times that people repeated the mantra, or even the amount of time spent on the MILD technique overall, did not predict success with lucid dreaming. Instead, the most important factor, was to complete the MILD steps, after the alarm interrupts the sleep cycle, then be able to go back to sleep quickly. MILD proved almost twice as effective when people fell back asleep within five minutes after setting their intention.
I’ve never been a person that can fall fast asleep in five minutes. I have to actively clear my mind and spend some time just being quiet with myself. Sometimes it takes me a while to reach that inner quiet but the MILD technique works twice as well when one can go back to sleep very quickly. Within five minutes to be exact. I know people that have the incredible ability to be able to go to sleep quickly but I needed a tool.
To help me fall asleep very quickly, I designed a 20 minute audio, Sleep Easy, with no binaural beats. Low sound frequencies in the delta range are blended to deeply relax and tune the brain to ideal states of consciousness for falling asleep very quickly. The audio is 20 minute with no vocals.
The MILD technique will work very well with no audio at all but if you need something to relax you down very quickly try, Sleep Easy.
Take the MILD Challenge! Follow the easy steps and begin experiencing Lucid Dreams!
|Earphones are required to get the benefits of the specially designed background sound. Earbuds will not have the same effect as headphones. Earphones that are designed for sleeping work excellent for this audio because they are comfortable enough that you can sleep in them. I use some like these below.