How to Lucid Dream with a Personal Soundtrack

Ever wanted to experience godlike powers, be able to remember every second of a dream and/or never have a nightmare unless you choose to, by using Lucid Dreaming? Yet all other methods seem to fail? Then here a method that not only is simple and straight forward, but also allows you to add a custom soundtrack to your dreams.


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    Understand what Lucid Dreaming is. This means you should not only get used to the idea of full control of the reality in your dreams and the idea of dreams not being fixed state, but also getting excited about those ideas. This will increase the likelihood of success, as Lucid Dreaming becomes a highly desirable state your mind want to go to.
    • Learning how dreams themselves work will further increase your chances, by making your mind sensitive to spotting dream logic. This is done through Reality Checking, which should be practiced while awake.
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    Set up the basics.
    • Choose a song you like. Make sure it's not too energetic or too relaxing, but find a balance between the 2, while sticking to songs with personal meaning, memories or generally something you'd instantly recognize.
    • Get a computer or smartphone to automatically play the song on a very low volume, starting the chosen song at either 4 1/2, 6, or 7 1/2 hours after falling asleep. Finding the right level of volume can be hard, but aim for something quiet enough to not wake you up, yet loud enough so you'll hear it.
    • This is a trial and error step, so while it might not work the first couple of time, don't give up. Writing down what might have gone wrong can help.
    • Use the song to wake you up in the morning, at a high volume. That way the song is automatically associated with wakefulness.
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    Remember self-control. The first couple of times, you're likely to get excited about having reached the state of Lucid Dreaming and while this is understandable, it'll most likely wake you up. To avoid this until your mind has gotten used to balance itself, without needed conscious self, try to:
    • Spin your body, rub your hands together or fall backwards. This is theorized to cause your mind to spend so much brainpower on recreating the physical sensations, that it's too busy to wake up.
    • Shout your name, the phrase, "I want to keep dreaming" or a personal mantra. Like the previous, brainpower is likely used to comprehend your language or if some theories are correct, it convinces your subconscious mind to stay asleep.
    • Fold your hand like you're praying, but keep pushing your fingers towards your wrist, causing your fingers to painlessly and seamlessly pass through your palms. This can be extremely freaky and might wake you up, but is by far the most effective method when it works, since the brain spends so much brainpower simulating and experiencing this completely new sensation, that it won't wake at all.
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    Get used to your song. Once you're used to it, start increasing the volume as your tolerance to music increases and start putting together a playlist.
    • Do this slowly over a few weeks so your mind won't be shocked awake, by only adding 2-5% of volume a week and one song every 5-7 days.
    • Don't despair if it wakes you up completely. Just try to fall asleep without turning off the music. This will help building tolerance, wakefulness association and can directly induce a lucid dream.
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    Reach a 60 minutes playlist and your highest possible volume.
    • Don't exceed 60 minutes, as REM sleep won't last for more than 60 minutes.
    • Use it for a few weeks and then set the playlist to random to mix it up.
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    Enjoy. Now you've got a movie soundtrack for your dreams, with a ~90% success rate of inducing Lucid Dreaming.
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    Optional: Once your mind has gotten used to all the steps, you can experiment with replacing no more than 25-50% of your songs at a time and adding more energetic, aggressive or emotional songs (the ones you should avoid when setting up the basics).
    • This will provide variety and allow you to plan the perfect soundtrack for the kind of experience you want.
      • Non-specific romantic music for romantic dreams, lively music for action, relaxing music for unwinding, jazz for 1920s time travel, electronic music for sci-fi, erotic music for sexual/adult dreams etc.
      • Movie soundtracks for reliving your favorite movie (and sequels) with you as the puppet master dictating how you want the dream to play out, you as the main character or whatever you'd like.


  • There are mo than one way to go through a Lucid Dream. Some like to observe as if watching a movie, some want to experience it as a dream they can modify if it goes the wrong way; some play god, some just live out their fantasies and some even go visit realms of myth and religion, but as anything can be done, the sky isn't even the limit.
  • You can also create any object, building or even alien worlds thinkable.
  • Keeping a journal of your dream can help increase your chances of Lucid Dreaming.
  • Thinking about Lucid Dreaming before falling asleep can sometimes help induce Lucid Dreaming, but this only work for some, while it does nothing for others.
  • Powers like flying, teleportation, telekinesis, fire breathing, super strength, shape shifting, and anything you can think of just takes one thought. Same goes for scenarios you can think of, places you've never been to but can still imagine, breaking taboos or actions that usually land you in jail.
  • Try not to worry about how much time you have to dream, what to do or if you might slip our of Lucid Dreaming (into deep sleep or becoming awake), as this can actually cause you to awake up or worry for so long, you hardly get to do anything. If in doubt, just jump into the first idea in your mind.
  • Remember than in your dreams, you're no less than a god. Nothing can hurt you and any situation, sensation or discomfort can be solved with a deep breath and one single thought. You control this reality.
  • Things to check for if you're doing a Reality Check, along with reliability and rate of false negatives based on scientific studies.
    • Breathing is still possible or not necessary even though your pinching your nose and covering your mouth. Same goes for having you entire face submerged in water or holding your breath.
      • Reliability: 5/5 & False negative: Very Rare
    • Newspapers, books and any body of text will change randomly and rarely include actual words unless you know the entire page by heart.
      • Reliability: 5/5 & False negative: Rare
    • Jumps aren't always affected by gravity, so they might result in an increased height or a slower decent back to the ground.
      • Reliability: 5/5 & False negative: Rare
    • Analog clocks will move in any direction and change position when looking away. Same goes for digital clock, which will show random symbols, rarely showing something resembling a specific time of the day and will change if you look away.
      • Reliability: 4/5 & False negative: Occasional
    • Light switches rarely work, but will instead cause any number of levels of lighting or do nothing at all.
      • Reliability: 4/5 & False negative: Occasional
    • Hand might have more or less fingers than one has in reality. There might even be more than 2 hands in total.
      • Reliability: 4/5 & False negative: Occasional
    • Your body is highly elastic, to fingers and hands can be pushed far into your body without any discomfort.
      • Reliability: 4/5 & False negative: Occasional
    • Mirrors will not work, but instead show a distorted version of your face, someone else's face or turn into window.
      • Reliability: 3/5 & False negative: Occasional
    • Solid object are only solid some of the time, so hands, body parts or your entire body can pass through some of them with relative easy.
      • Reliability: 4/5 & False negative: Common
    • Vision can change, making everything blurry, giving you tunnel vision or if you need corrective glasses, your vision can improve so you don't need them anymore.
      • Reliability: 4/5 & False negative: Common
    • Do not ask people in your dreams if you're dreaming, since they'll answer with no every time. This is not because your mind is trying to keep you asleep, but because your mind knows that "yes" is an answer only given rarely in jest.
      • Reliability: 0/5 & False negative: Always


  • If you're trying to have an "adult" dream, take it easy and move "through the bases" over a few days. The excitement of having this kind of dream come true might cause you to wake up instantly.
  • Lucid Dreaming might cause dream paralysis, which is the inability to move ones body when fully awake in the real world, as well as hallucinations and some anxiety. It's rare, it usually disappears after 10 minutes to 1 hours, it's not dangerous and while it can be frightening it rarely happens more than once in a lifetime when using Lucid Dreaming. It's caused by the brain shutting off the connection to larger muscles, so you won't move too much in your sleep and thereby hurt yourself, hurt others or (thanks to early man living in the wild) give away your position to predators.
  • Using The Soundtrack Method can cause you to develop the ability to hear all sounds in the waking world, which can potentially cause you to wake up if you hear something that would normally frighten, excite or annoy you.
    • Some, however, finds that it causes them to better retain a Lucid Dreaming state, as they feel more secure in having a sense of what's happening around them in the waking world.
  • Don't drink and dream. Not only will water intake make you susceptible to easily waking and sometimes breaking the REM cycle to pee, but things like alcohol and caffeine can sedate or excite you so much, your sound tolerance gets significantly skewed.

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