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Offline DrTechnical

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Good Nights Sleep
« on: July 12, 2014, 06:08:55 PM »
I have noticed a pattern. It's very clear cut, though I must confess that this pattern was suggested to me.

A while back, I was corresponding w/ one of Tom Yuschak's colleagues, someone in his inner circle. This was long after TY disappeared. Anyway, this person had it on good word that Yuschak was studying the effects of getting good sleep to aid in getting lucid.

Now specifically, I mean good sleep for a night or two, before a lucid attempt. So for example, if I want to lucid dream Fri night/Sat morning, it's important to get a good nights sleep Wed and Thurs evenings.

It sounds like a rather trivial idea, until you think about the effects of sleep deprivation and the mis-ballancing effects it has on neurotransmitters. I suspect TY was probably looking not only at the correlation between neurotransmitter balance on a well rested person, but probably also trying to coerce the brain to that state artificially.

Bottom line. If I get a few bad nights sleep back to back and then try to get lucid anyway, I usually have a poor night, or fail all together. My best nights are ALWAYS coming off 1-2 good nights sleep.
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Re: Good Nights Sleep
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2014, 07:38:28 PM »
I have noticed a pattern. It's very clear cut, though I must confess that this pattern was suggested to me.
Bottom line. If I get a few bad nights sleep back to back and then try to get lucid anyway, I usually have a poor night, or fail all together. My best nights are ALWAYS coming off 1-2 good nights sleep.
Good point Dr Tech.  A while back after iadr had one of those nights that he was lucid all night long without even trying, as he was in a lucid practically every time he shut his eyes, he was reflecting back trying to figure out what caused it. As he had been fasting on fruit every other day and eating a ton of bananas. he first thought that this is what caused it. Reflecting on it a bit further though, he had been sleeping about 10 hours a night while getting over a soar throat, which may have been the main contributing factor.
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Re: Good Nights Sleep
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 01:17:51 AM »
I've been getting too bed far too late the last week or so and my dream recall has decreased dramatically. I had forgotten about the effect of sleep deprivation, and figured I was getting enough, but nope. Thanks for your input, Dr T! I made the same realization earlier today.
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Re: Good Nights Sleep
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 03:36:41 AM »
OK, got to go to sleep now, or will be sleep deprived.
In the secret space of dreams
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When the secrets all are told
And the petals all unfold
When there was no dream of mine
You dreamed of me.
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Re: Good Nights Sleep
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2014, 01:25:16 PM »
That probably is true, but lately for me, I get maybe 2 good nights of sleep, then a night of poor sleep, even without supp use. I try to WILD at 2ish, and have a very difficult time getting back to sleep.  I blame hormones. :sad1:

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Re: Good Nights Sleep
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2014, 03:24:38 PM »
Agreed. It would be interesting to see if we could use the dreamcatcher to see if more people had lucid dreams on a Monday or a Friday, following either the weekend or an entire week of work. Mind you, I'm not sure if most people get more or less sleep at the weekend.
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Re: Good Nights Sleep
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017, 10:58:36 AM »
I think most people get more sleep on weekends. Although they get in bed later, they will sleep MUCH longer in the morning.  :yahoo:

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Re: Good Nights Sleep
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2017, 06:35:10 AM »
I dont believe in the effect of an dreamcatcher. I know some people who are an eyecatcher :o but dont beleive in dreamcatcher :D