How To Lucid Dream in Your Sleep In 3 Minutes


You’re at school or perhaps work. You’re giving an important presentation
in front of a crowd of people….and you suddenly realize that you’re naked. Though the details may be different, many
people around the world have had this common dream. Researchers largely believe that this dream
is about vulnerability, anxiety or worry. What if in the middle of a naked-in-public-dream,
you could be conscious that you’re in a dream and even change the outcome of the dream? Instead of feeling humiliated and maybe even
waking up still cringing with embarrassment, you can change the course of the dream. Maybe you could snap your fingers and suddenly
be wearing a tuxedo. Or maybe you turn into an animal or even fly
away? Lucid dreaming is when you are aware that
you are in a dream. Lucid dreaming ranges from a faint recognition
that you are in a dream to fully controlling your actions, people or objects in the dream
or the dream itself. At some point in their lives, most people
will have a lucid dream. Children tend to have them more easily and
with greater frequency than adults. Researchers think this is because children
have more active imagination than adults. Sometimes taking certain medications triggers
people to experience intense, lucid dreams. You can train yourself to have lucid dreams. At first you may simply just become aware
that you’re in a dream, but over time you can learn to control your actions within your
dreams. Advanced lucid dreamers may direct not only
their actions, but the narrative of the dream itself. Although not much is known about lucid dreaming
or even dreaming in general, researchers believe that lucid dreaming may be therapeutic. While dreaming, your subconscious mind is
processing the events of the past day. While lucid dreaming, you may experience emotions,
make decisions or practice conclusions that provide insight and may even help you to resolve
situations in real life. Let’s discuss how we sleep and explore some
ways to begin lucid dreaming. While after trying these techniques you may
begin to have lucid dreams immediately, for some people it can take weeks, if not months
before they begin to have lucid dreams. A common problem is that the moment in the
dream you become aware that you are in a dream, you wake up. It can take time to learn to continue to dream
and broaden the internal awareness of when you are in a dream. Also it will take time to learn to guide your
actions or the direction of the dream, so don’t be discouraged if your dream life
doesn’t change right away. A dream can be defined as a series of thoughts,
images, ideas, emotions and sensations that occur in your mind during various phases of
sleep. For millennia, poets, philosophers, scientists
and religious leaders have tried to make sense of dreams. When you lay down and fall asleep at night
your body goes through four stages of sleep: stages 1, 2, 3 and REM. Stage 1 is the lightest stage of sleep. You’re drowsy, transitioning between sleep
and waking. Your muscles relax. Your brain waves and eye movements slow. This stage is brief, often lasting less than
10 minutes. You can easily be roused. Sometimes people experience muscle spasms
and hypnic jerks. A ‘catnap’ generally takes place in this
stage of sleep. Stage 2 is still considered light sleep, although
it’s a deeper state than stage 1. For most people this comprises roughly 40-60%
of total sleep time. In this stage, the brain experiences sudden
increases in brain wave frequency known as sleep spindles before slowing down. A power nap generally falls into stage 2. Stage 3 is considered restorative sleep. This is when the body gathers energy for the
next day, makes repairs to flesh, stimulates growth, development and boosts immune function. It makes up 5-15% of a night’s sleep. Children and teens spend much longer in restorative
sleep than adults do. During stage 3, muscles are completely relaxed
and there’s no eye movement. Your body is less reactive to external stimuli
and you’re harder to wake. The fourth and final stage of sleep is REM
which stands for rapid eye movement. REM can occur at any time during the sleep
cycle, although the onset of the first REM period for most people begins about 90 minutes
after going to sleep. During REM your brain becomes more active
and the majority of dreams occur. Your brain processes and synthesizes information
from the past day so that it can be stored in your long-term memory. For most, lucid dreaming happens during REM,
although some advanced lucid dreamers claim to experience lucid dreams at any stage of
sleep. The first REM phase tends to be short, only
a few minutes. After REM, the body starts the sleep cycle
again, with intervals of wakefulness mixed with sleep stages 1, 2 & 3 before returning
to REM for longer periods of time as sleep continues. Most people go through four to five sleep
cycles a night with the first one lasting about 90 minutes and subsequently cycles lasting
on average between 100 to 120 minutes. Dreams can be any length from a few seconds
to upwards of 20 minutes. The average person has three to five dreams
per night. The first step towards lucid dreaming is to
make sure that you’re creating an environment that’s conducive to good sleep. That means keeping your bedroom at a temperature
comfortable to you, and making sure that it is peaceful, dark and quiet. You may consider using blackout curtains or
an eye mask to block ambient light. Some people find ear plugs, white noise machines
or soft instrumental background music handy. Also you may want to consider listening to
music or soundscapes with binaural beats. Binaural beats use two lower tone slightly
different sound frequencies–generally one in each ear, to create the perception of a
single new frequency tone. Your brain “tunes” to this new combined
frequency and it affects the brain’s degree of arousal. Research indicates that binaural beats slow
brainwave activity—and that may alter your moods, helping you to relax, lower your anxiety,
and make it easier for you to sleep soundly. Some binaural beats may actually induce lucid
dreaming. Practice good sleep hygiene by not only going
to bed each night at the same time, but making sure that you get at least 7 hours of sleep. Having a consistent and calming routine that
winds down your day before bed is important too. Limit vigorous exercise, alcohol and sugary
snacks to at least 60 minutes before bed. There’s some conflict within the scientific
community as to whether we should also unplug from electronics at least 60 minutes before
sleep. Recently, a large study has shown that using
electronics before bedtime doesn’t affect the level of melatonin, the hormone that regulates
sleep in your body. However, others believe that electronics still
stimulate the brain too much at a time when you’re supposed to be settling down. So use your best judgement and probably stay
away from websites that discuss politics before going to bed. Also, you may wish to practice aromatherapy,
light stretching, breathing exercises, meditate or pray before going to sleep.. A good way to encourage lucid dreaming is
to write in a dream journal. Keep your journal and a pen near your bed
so it’s easily accessible in the middle of the night. In the morning or any time you awake, take
a minute or two to concentrate on the memory and then immediately write down your dream. It’s fine if you don’t remember the full
dream. Write what you remember; include visual details,
locations, characters, emotions, smells, colors and sounds. Add how you felt upon waking and also how
you feel remembering the dream. If you aren’t much for writing, you can
narrate and record your dreams. However, some researchers think that there’s
a meditative quality in putting pen to paper and aspects of the brain’s recall functions
are best served through writing. The more you write down or record your dream
memories, the more you will be able to recall your dreams. What’s the use of having a lucid dream if
you forget it upon waking up? Helpful to dreaming, lucid dreaming and writing
in a dream journal is to go to bed with deliberate intentions. Some people refer to this as MILD or Mnemonic
Induction to Lucid Dreaming. Every night, as you close your eyes and drift
off to sleep, repeat the same phrase to yourself. The phrase should state your desired aim such
as ‘I will know when I am dreaming and I will remember my dreams.’ You may even want to visualize a place where
you’d like to go in your dream. By maintaining a dream journal, your capacity
to remember your dreams will grow. Regularly read through or listen to your dream
journal looking for themes, symbols or patterns. Do certain people or animals show up in your
dreams over and over? Being aware of the recurring details of your
dreams will help you to recognize when you are dreaming. Frequently occurring dream details may also
offer insight into what issues your inner psyche is concerned with or focused on. Another important technique to encourage lucid
dreaming is doing reality checks. A reality check is a simple test where the
result is different in waking life versus when you’re dreaming. An example of a reality check would be to
take the index finger of one hand and try to push it through the palm of your other
hand while asking yourself if you’re dreaming. In waking life, of course, your finger is
met with resistance and cannot go through your palm. However, in a dream your finger will easily
pass through your other hand. Another common reality check is to inspect
your hand and count the digits on it, while moving them and asking yourself if this is
a dream? In dreams, you’ll find that your hands and
feet are distorted, sometimes with extra fingers or toes. Chose a few reality checks and perform them
a couple times during the day. After a while, the reality checks will become
habits and you’ll carry the habits over into your dreams. The impossible outcome of the reality checks
happening can clue you to realize that you’re in a dream. It becomes easier to induce a state of consciousness
in dreams when you are self aware in general. Often, we spend most of our days on auto pilot. We previously mentioned meditation in regards
to creating a peaceful bedtime routine, however you may want to consider a regular meditation
practice where you pause a few times a day and meditate. There are several websites and podcasts that
offer guided meditations and music designed to help you on your journey. You can also try to induce a lucid dream by
deliberately disrupting your sleep. The Wake Back to Bed method is another technique
to trigger lucid dreaming. Before you go to sleep, set your alarm clock
for 6 hours. If you’re a person who only gets 6 hours
of sleep, set your alarm clock for 4 hours. The goal after trial and error is to determine
the most accurate time when you personally are in a long REM cycle of sleep. When your alarm goes off and you wake up,
make yourself fully alert. If you remember a dream upon waking, quickly
jot it down. Get out of bed. You may wish to read, wash your face or drink
water to ensure that you are fully awake. Occupy yourself for 30 to 60 minutes before
going back to bed. If your brain is still very alert, practice
meditation, listen to binaural music or perform MILD [Mnemonic Induction to Lucid Dreaming]. If you were previously dreaming before you
woke up, think about the dream as you drift back off. If you weren’t dreaming, visualize where
you’d like to go in a dream. The Wake Back to Bed method promotes lucid
dreaming because you’re purposefully stimulating your conscious brain at a time you would normally
be experiencing a REM phase of sleep. This spills over to consciousness in dreams. When you do return to sleep, often you will
go straight into REM sleep from a conscious state, which also induces dreaming. Generally, the Wake Back to Bed approach works
best if practiced a few times a week. So if you would like to experience your own
personal version of Inception we suggest trying aforementioned techniques. We would like to emphasize that everyone is
different and some methods will work for some and not for others. Consistency is the key to regularly having
lucid dreams. Also, this is just an introduction, there
are many more advanced tactics to lucid dreaming. Let us know in the comments if you’re able
to have a lucid dream after trying these techniques! Also, be sure to check out our other video
How To Fall Asleep In 60 Seconds! Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t
forget to like, share, and subscribe. See you next time!


100 Responses

  1. Quests Of The Qodeshim

    October 16, 2019 4:32 pm


    This lucid dreaming ritual isextremely new age and demonic and when you lucid dream you summon demons to come and torment you, and curse you and your family life. Yuo are making covenants with evil and it is going to hurt! oD not lucid dream guys, it is of satan, trust me!

  2. PANIC !

    October 16, 2019 4:37 pm

    Last few months i often dreamed about me waking up get out of the bed feeling so real but my shoes are on and everytime in my dreams i remember that i dreamed about that before and i fully know im in a dream remembering i dreamed about that before like loophole but then when i wake up i remember my dream and check if my shoes are on but they're not. It feels so real like in my dreams i get frustrated because it keep happening to me and i sometimes check if im dreaming in my dream !!!

  3. EllaChina

    October 16, 2019 5:05 pm

    Keeping a dream journal works for me. Normally after doing it three or four days in a row, I start to have lucid dreams.

  4. Dat dankey bloxy craft Boi

    October 16, 2019 5:18 pm

    I fight my dream every time before I lucid dream
    I am all when it happens. I control all

  5. threeMetreJim

    October 16, 2019 5:38 pm

    Can't do the dream test with finger passing through hand. If I'm dreaming it's as if it's real (but I can tell that I'm dreaming anyway), so all the usual rules apply for things like that. Often as soon as I start to think, then it destroys the dream and often wakes me – can't think consciously and dream at the same time 🙁

  6. Alan Chadbone

    October 16, 2019 6:07 pm

    Does it count as a lucid dream, if I had no control or awareness of being in a dream. I then wake up and think what an awesome dream and go back to sleep to find myself in the same dream at the same time I woke up, as this has happened to me a few times

  7. Shawnee Longbow

    October 16, 2019 6:32 pm

    If you're in a dream, and you're conscious of it being a dream, it's not a dream. It's gone from being a dream to just being you, deliberately imagining things. There's no such thing as "lucid dreaming." Because, to be "lucid" while it's happening, negates it from being a "dream."

  8. Ceedayy with two y’s btw

    October 16, 2019 6:49 pm

    i have these every night and i can wake myself up and i’m always aware when i’m asleep

  9. SUS a.k.a. Pink Guy

    October 16, 2019 6:50 pm

    i usually do reality checks in nightmares cuz i refuse to believe this is happening and then i wake up and i realise it was a dream and then i fall back in sleep

  10. Nandini Singh

    October 16, 2019 6:57 pm

    I once dreamt that my mum turned into a giant green Cobra and she's scolding me so i'll eat my food properly. Believe me…. the scariest dream one can get.

  11. Andy M

    October 16, 2019 7:30 pm

    I had a lucid dream while I was running from a wolf when I was five I realized it was a dream and I gained control but was so scared and how I got away was stop running and tell the wolf go away it was kind of funny

  12. JoE Stuff

    October 16, 2019 7:52 pm

    I used to have really vivid night terrors when I was a kid. I watched Friday the 13th at a very young age and it used to give me nightmares of running alone in dark woods. I remember the worst thing about these dreams was that once I realized I was dreaming I still couldn't wake up. I used to run into walls to wake myself up but that stopped working, then I tried jumping off of great heights but that also stopped working. Another thing I would do to wake myself up would be screaming, eventually I would actually scream in real life and the noise would wake me up. Eventually nothing worked and I would find a safe place to hide and cry until I woke up, it was terrible. Nowadays I find it much, much harder to realize I'm dreaming when I'm asleep but I still have very vivid dreams and I keep a dream journal on my phone to help myself remember them all. One of my first memories was actually a dream I had when I must have been 3 years old or so. Dreams have been a fascinating subject for me my entire life due to all this.

  13. Chris

    October 16, 2019 8:03 pm

    I only remember a dream when I wake up and go back to sleep, then in the 10 minutes I sleep there is a 1 in 20 chance of remembering it. I haven't remembered a dream before my first wake up in years.

  14. R L

    October 16, 2019 8:30 pm

    Ive had this once, has anyone else had it where you blink, but then when you reopen your eyes its suddenly the next day

  15. IWantUrSoulgamin

    October 16, 2019 8:44 pm

    Lol I lucid dream alot and whenever these things happen I use those “techniques” on accodent

  16. David Tech Tips

    October 16, 2019 8:46 pm

    I Had a Dreams were i Ran away from Lava with My Friends. Yes it was Minecraft Lava, but it was fast, you might as Well say, it was SPEED.

  17. David Tech Tips

    October 16, 2019 8:51 pm

    How can you call the Video Like IT only Takes 3 minutes, but then the Video takes 10minutes, and in the Video you say you shouldnt Go on electronics 60min before sleeping. There are a Lot people watching this Video before sleeping (including myself).
    Isnt there Something i can Just purchase to get this Instant? Like in the Video Games you buy nowadays?(every EA Game)

  18. Kai Brandt

    October 16, 2019 8:57 pm

    i have lucid dreams 3-6 times a week usually and i never trained it.
    in my opinion some people can do it and some can just like grabbing your hand over your shoulder behind your back

  19. Dannykid8

    October 16, 2019 9:10 pm

    You can't lucid dream in 3 minutes, That's immpossible… You can't really go lucid until your in REM and you don't go REM in 3 minutes.. I went full lucid ONCE in my dreams it was when my doorknob melted when I touched it and it was like a "Hey.. thats not possible moment" and BOOM I was lucid FULLY aware that I was in a dream it was actually an incredibly real feeling scenario, I actually started flying then and I could feel myself slipping out of the lucid state and I woke up. There has been so many times I've been so close once I even said "I'm dreaming" I remember saying it in my dream but I didn't actually become FULLY aware.

  20. JackVproYT

    October 16, 2019 9:21 pm

    When I have lucid dreams I can wake myself up or stay sleeping longer but I can't conyrol anything but myself in the dream (can't do anything that can't be done irl)

  21. JamesPlaysGames

    October 16, 2019 9:41 pm

    I once got bored of a dream and thought to myself “I’m going to wake up In 3… 2… 1” and I actually woke myself up

  22. Deathax

    October 16, 2019 9:45 pm

    I've been a lucid dreamer ( not by choice ) ever since I started getting night terrors and overcoming them as a kid. Trust me when I say that your subconscious does not appreciate you being there observering and taking control, you will only end up battling with yourself ( like your subconscious trying to trick you by dreaming that you woke up in your room ) over control and get a bad nights rest. It's cool for once or twice but that's about it, Also people say you can do anything in a dream – it's kind of true and isn't because if you do things completely out of character, the dream will break down.

  23. Lauren-VannaTine- Blair

    October 16, 2019 9:48 pm

    A lot of times i let my dream take me unless i really don't like the out come of them, then I tell myself its a dream and change it. Also i've seen online that you can't read in Dreams but I can so is that false or am I special

  24. Asim_OV

    October 16, 2019 9:51 pm

    I've lucid dreamed twice the only way which Is easiest is setting an alarm and wake up and close the alarm and go back to your dream and control ot

  25. NEM Skits

    October 16, 2019 9:57 pm

    Let’s play a game, pick a game mode loose it or nightmare, All right now hop into a random game and see which type of dream you get

  26. Daniskil Or Daniil

    October 16, 2019 9:57 pm

    Ight imma bout to re-establish the Soviet Union and help Elon find genetically modified catgirls

  27. autumn the moth

    October 16, 2019 10:00 pm

    ive been doing this naturally since I was like.. 7 or so? anyways, it’s pretty frequent for me. have some stories.
    1) i dreamt I was being held prisoner by some weird man in the middle of the desert. yes, this was before the area 51 ordeal. he said that he would drown me, only to revive me and drown me again. i became lucid and SPRINTED out of there, and eventually took off flying.
    2) I was dreaming about being in a mall. after realizing that I was dreaming, I started freaking out the people in the mall by doing wild parkour off of escalators and just.. general dangerous stuff.

  28. Sharky

    October 16, 2019 10:06 pm

    Lucid dreams are amazing. I absolutely love them. I have them maybe once a month and remember them for months. I specially have some really wierd after getting wasted but not always

  29. MegaLokopo

    October 16, 2019 10:14 pm

    lucid dreaming is not advanced or hard at all. Try having a conversation with someone you know irl and then continuing it after you are asleep at your homes miles apart. now that is hard, but completely possible.

  30. lena shawarby

    October 16, 2019 10:14 pm

    I once had one of those dreams where I kept waking up but I was actually still dreaming and it was so crazy that I didn't even know when I was really awake

  31. ultimate squid

    October 16, 2019 10:21 pm

    i don’t know, but i usually get dreams of things that i really want, like one time i had a pet snake and another time i had lots of friends

  32. AB CD

    October 16, 2019 10:45 pm

    Cool video! My "reality check" in a dream is the ability to read. In my dreams, I cannot read books or signs; the words look like gibberish to me.

  33. Seojoon Lee

    October 16, 2019 10:46 pm

    I’ve had a lucid dream exactly once. I tried to fly but pretty soon after I realized I was dreaming, I woke up. Haven’t been able to do it again since.

  34. Adam wira

    October 16, 2019 10:48 pm

    I have a tip ..I had lucid dream when I was 13-14 years old.. before I slept ,
    I had to remember I was sleeping that way I got lucid dreaming

  35. GodKage LD

    October 16, 2019 10:57 pm

    Once did the finger thru the hand in a LD that I already knew i was in and my finger didn't go through my hand it just went down half which was a weird experience to experience

  36. David

    October 16, 2019 11:05 pm

    I used to lucid dream so much, I would "broaden the internal awareness" (1:57) as said in the video, to crazy degrees. My reality would re-solidify as to start up a new reality, kind of like if real life was a OS, I'm now running a virtual OS inside that OS. It was so vivid that time passed as you would expect. The thing is, I knew I was dreaming so I would do many things, but I just couldn't get over that I was aware that I was dreaming. I would start to laugh and then get a bit worried that this was more than me just dreaming, like what if something happen to the real me. So I would shake myself awake. The most notable of these is to talk to people I want to see, here or passed on, even while knowing I'm making a version of them. Just to talk to them. I would fly. I would open up boxes of child hood lost items. Here's the trippy thing, the items in that box are things I totally forgot about but my mind never forgot. I was allowed to see long lost toys etc. Finally the best of all, is to meet an Oracle of wisdom and kindness who helped me examine things I was worried about.

  37. Aidan Daugherty

    October 16, 2019 11:21 pm

    you have made me realize that i have lucid dreams also can you lucid dream while day dreaming or are they the same thing?

  38. Fox of Leth

    October 16, 2019 11:23 pm

    "How To Lucid Dream in Your Sleep In 3 Minutes"

    10 Minute video, decent info, most methods take hours or days before you'd start seeing results.

    Oh hey, something relatively fast! "stay awake for 30 minutes" Oh, alright. Factor of 10 off isn't so bad, ish. Oh wait, this is the last thing before the end. "be sure to check out our other video, How to Fall Asleep in 60 Seconds" Yeah, not the best promise to follow with. All joking aside though, I can personally vouch for the dream journal and the wake back to bed trick.

  39. Mitch 3

    October 16, 2019 11:39 pm

    would you rather live the rest of your life in a permanent lucid dream or continue living how you normal would ? let me know in the comments 👇🏽


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