How To Guide

Follow this comprehensive guide to achieve success with your LucidLens.  Lucid dreaming is harder to achieve for some than others.   But, it is possible for all.  This guide serves as a plan of attack to achieve success, which may come for you at any point along the way.  Some people achieve success their very first night wearing their LucidLens without even programming it.  Others have to fine tune their light timing, perform reality checks, and practice their dream recall before they achieve success.   Although, all those who persevere will break through in to the lucid world where everything is possible. 

1.  Increase dream recall.  

  First and foremost, to increase your chances at breaking into the lucid world, you need to improve your dream recall.  Dream recall, is quite literally recalling your dreams.  You know the moment when you open your eyes out of your slumber and all your dreams seem so vivid and fresh in your memory, but quickly fade as you are only left with the feeling and cannot seem to remember the events that were taking place in your dreams.  You need to capture these moments.

  The best way to do this is to keep a dream journal.  Have it next to your bedside, and every time you awake from dreaming get in the habit of writing down everything in your dreams.  Be sure to go into detail.  It is good to recognize patterns in your dreams. Using LucidLens consistently will increase your dream recall.  You want to try to recall the memories of seeing the red lights faintly in your dreams. 

2. Recognize LucidLens as a dream sign.  

  A dream sign is a pattern in your dream that will help you recognize you are dreaming while you are dreaming.  LucidLens is the best outside stimulus to have consistent patterns in your dreams. 

  Your dreams are a mix of your subconscious thoughts and waking experiences.   So throughout the day while you are awake, repeat the following phrase out loud  "I see red, I am dreaming".  Do this 5-10 times throughout the day.  You can set reminders on your phone if you struggle to remember.

  Now the trick is to recognize the red lights while you are dreaming.  It is inevitable if you stay consistent with this process that you will recognize the red lights in your dreams, and think to yourself "I see red, I am dreaming".  You will now be aware of you are dream, therefore you will be lucid dreaming. 

Tips: Two common dream signs to consider are being able to breathe underwater, counting your fingers and having more than 10.  These can also help you break into the lucid world.

3. Program your LucidLens.

You can program the brightness, light patterns, and timing of the lights all to fine tune your LucidLens in order to have a better chance at achieving success.

You have most your dreams while in REM sleep cycle.  So, in order for LucidLens to work it needs to flash the lights while you are in your REM sleep cycle.  The default setting is to shine 4.5 hours after turned on, then in 10 minute cycles after.  So, the chances of the lights going off while you are deep in your REM sleep cycle are fairly high.  Although, if you want to be more precise, you can track your sleep patterns and program the timing of your LucidLens accordingly.  Program your LucidLens here

4.  Staying in the Lucid Dream.

Chances are you will see success, and get so excited you are lucid dreaming that you will wake up.  This happens to many people.  Here are 4 tips to help you stay in your lucid dreams:

1. Relax!
This may seem obvious, but it's important. Close your (dream) eyes, take a deep (dream) breath, and say to your (dream) self, "Ok, I'm dreaming. No big deal. Just relax and allow it to stabilize."
2. Focus
If you're in the aforementioned dark corridor, closely examine the texture of the wall. Stare at your shoelace. Check out your fingernails like a jeweler examining a diamond. This sort of granular focus can bring stability and longevity to a lucid dream.
3. Rub
A tried and true trick with a good anecdotal success rate. Something about the tactile sensation of feeling your palms rubbing against each other seems to help many dreamers solidify lucidity.
4. Spin
This is a multi-purpose tool - it can be used to bring stability to a fading dream scene, but it can also be used to forcefully "change" a scene that you're having trouble controlling.