Lucid dreams give you the power to remember every second of a dream, and even control what you’re able to do in them. Maybe you’ve had one or two in your life, but did you know it’s possible to trigger them on demand?
If you’re reading this post it must mean you have an interest in lucid dreaming, and maybe you’re even excited about the concept of it. That’s perfect, because the first step to achieving a state of lucid dreaming is approaching it with a positive attitude. If you approach it with a degree of skepticism you’re not likely to achieve the same results.
Yes, music can be used to trigger lucid dreams. However, there’s not necessarily any specific type of lucid dreaming music. In fact, you can use just about any kind of music you’d like.
It’s not as easy as it sounds though. There’s a whole process when it comes to lucid dream inducing music, which involves training your brain how to respond to it. We’ll explain the whole process for you below.
Creating lucid dreaming music means taking a song you like and turning it into one that can trigger lucid dreams. Although it will help if you choose a song you like, preferably one that’s neither too energetic or too relaxing.
Step 1: Pick a song you like and stick with it. Make sure it’s one you would instantly recognize if you heard it elsewhere.
Step 2: For several nights, use the song as your alarm to wake up in the morning. This will train your brain to associate the song with wakefulness.
Step 3: After using the song to wake you up for several nights in a row, set it to automatically play at a low volume while you are asleep.
Step 4: Hearing the song while asleep should, in theory, trigger your brain to “wake up” and enter a lucid dreaming state.
If this process doesn’t work the first time you try it, don’t give up. Some people are more prone to lucid dreaming than others, and the lucid dreaming music technique is one of the more successful methods out there.
When this method starts to work for you it may be difficult to maintain the dreams at first. Realizing you’ve entered a lucid dream state could be so exciting that it causes you to wake up. Just keep at it and eventually you’ll learn to maintain the self control you need to keep dreaming.
With that being said, you also don’t want to get too used to repeating the same process. Then it will become routine and your brain will not have the same response to it after a while. To avoid this you have two options: put your playlist on random, and/or get in the habit of replacing the songs in your playlist once in awhile.
This is how you can turn any of your favorite songs into lucid dreaming music. Remember: have fun with the process, don’t get frustrated, and don’t be afraid to experiment. Happy dreaming!