Insomniac Dreams

United States
February 1, 2007 7:17am CST
I am have borderline insomnia -I do sleep but for two to three hours at a time and usually with a six hour difference in between naps. I'm exhausted all the time but can't get my mind to sleep. During these naps I experience some rather strange dreams. The strangest part being that most of the time, even though the body of the dream was mainly running on it's own, I can sometimes come in and control the direction of the dream. Change the circumstances, the characters, even how I look. I become a real part of the action and no longer just a spectator. I heard this is called Lucid Dreaming. You can actually excersize your mind into letting you run the show. Thing is, I don't even try, it's just happens. Am I more prone to this because of my insomnia and not being able to shut my thoughts off completely? Any other insomniacs or anyone whose ever "Lucid Dreamed" feel free to reply to this.
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• India
1 Feb 07
I think that it is really a kind of lucid dreaming or else u won't have had such a situation. You need to really mend your sleeping habits. HAve a sound seep of bout 6-8 hours rather than having small naps. Try out sleeping in dark and better think of nothing when in bed!!
• United States
2 Feb 07
Well, the thing with that is...for some reason I can't sleep in perfect dark. There has to be some kind of light. Not like a nite light *am feeling like a little kid now* but I guess I have a tiny little wee bit of a phobia of the dark. *shrug* But I agree, somthing's gotta change soon or else I'm going to pass out in the middle of a conversation with someone probably in a public atmosphere and in a real embarrassing way.
• United States
2 Feb 07
I am glad you wrote this post. I want to learn more about how to induce lucid dreaming for myself. I looked on wikipedia (my favorite site) and one tecnique that I will try tonight is the Mnemonic induction of lucid dreams, or MILD technique. It involves setting a reminder, or "intention" as the Wikipedia article states, to RECOGNIZE you are sleeping. Dreamdistrict, remind me to do this tonight.