I am seeing a lot of comments regarding help from books and even someone mentioned supplements. The only thing a supplement might help with is keeping you asleep or as a plecibo. Lucid dreaming is a stage in personal development the reason there are soooooo many supposed methods is that every persons journey to this level of self awareness is different. ANYTHING you read or see about learning to lucid dream should be taken as inspiration not as law. As I have stated in the past lucidity is about awareness that you are dreaming that needs to be your focus, think about how you react to things in your normal day, what things grab your attention the quickest or most strongly?
@ Ducklin77 dude if you can materialize your settings your done, enjoy it. The only things beyond that in a dream state are coming face to face with your Ego’s and dream walking.
SakanaFace’s question and the resulting answers have some good info for those looking for more.
or being tired after sleeping can be caused by two base things that are caused by 3 things I know of. The first base is just being physically tired causes are moving around while sleeping and/or by what I call mini-series (more on that in a sec) or simply not dreaming. The second base is emotionally drained this can of course be caused by bad dreams/nightmares and/or by mini-series/not dreaming. OK mini-series as you may have guessed is when you have many many many dreams all in the same night. Most people supposedly have about 4-5 dreams a night out of these most can at times remember bit and parts of one maybe of two dreams. Sometimes though your sub-con gets a hold of the dream remote and just goes channel surfing, this can be very taxing on both your body and your mind. I wanted to state also that with almost 15 years of lucid dreaming I still don’t always control my dreams things going on in “the real world” do have an effect on this so keep in mind if experiancing problems trying to lucid dream the source of the problem might not be while your sleeping.
LOL after reading some of the posts. Yes falling type dreams are extremely common its because the dream is really about a lose of control and this is a fear many many people share especially un/sub/consciously which is what controls most the factors of our dream state. Flying is the antibody, since this is one of the most common dream types I love when I have a dream where I start falling. It makes entering the lucid state easy, as my mind will always register that there is simply no way I could be falling from such an extreme height so I become aware and trust in myself and I fly. Anything that you may have an irrational fear of is what I call a lucid key try to train your mind to be unaccepting of certain situations with fears. For instance I have a fear of werewolf’s since this fear is irrational to my logic mind anytime I am being chased in a dream by said fear I become lucid. One thing I would like you to try if you ever get the chance is to remember when you are in your lucid state that time is something we invented, in your dream it is absolutely meaningless, I have had dreams seem to me to have lasted an entire lifetime. The satisfaction to be had from lucid dreaming is as endless as your imagination and the effects on your life can be profound. Once again I wish you all the best in your efforts.
If you dont already know is when at some point in your dream cycle you become aware that you are dreaming. This gives you control over what happens and provides an amazing outlet for hopes, fears, and stress. I have been lucid dreaming (for the most part) since I developed the ability at 10 years old. I dont know if the key was me learning at that age or the method I used but I now quite regularly lucid dream. Now mind you when I started this I had no idea what lucid dreaming was or had any idea how to do it I simply tried what I did cause I thought it would be fun. I started learning to lucid dream by first attempting to force myself to dream about a specific thing. In my mind (and I blame being raised in Vegas for this) I imagined a slot machine with the things I wanted to dream about on them. I would pull the lever and they would lock in but never line up 3 in a row until I drifted off to sleep. With a lot a practice I truly started being able to force myself to dream about whatever I wanted. About 2-3 months later I cant really remember exactly I realized inside a dream about dinosaurs of all things (went down kinda Jurrasic Park style) that it wasnt real I realized this when I was being chased by something. As the realization came the fear evaporated and I stopped and looked behind me nothing was following. It was then that I woke up and for the first time in my life rather then a fading mist of a memory I could remember the entire experience. This was then first but certainly not the last time. From what I remember it took about a year more to become proficient enough to become lucid even in a unexpected dream. I hope that my path may lead another in the right direction. If you would like to talk about this more email me at email@example.com. I now aspire to be a Dream walker it is something I think I have done but in dreams it always hard to tell reality from fantasy especially when someone else is in control. Good luck and have fun!