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    Inspired by this post on 9gag:

    http://9gag.com/gag/3468974


    So does it work? Anybody tried it?

    Results?


    If a good feedback I'll give it a go in half an hour. Any comments appreciated
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    I tried it once, and then I woke up. Safe to say I failed haha.
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    I am deathly afraid of sleep paralysis and I have been scared senseless from all the horror stories about it. Yes, I am a wimp :pain:
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    (Original post by Delta_Aitch)
    I am deathly afraid of sleep paralysis and I have been scared senseless from all the horror stories about it. Yes, I am a wimp :pain:
    i get sleep paralysis most nights, its not that bad! (once you're used to it, at first it is scary)
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    (Original post by Agenda Suicide)
    Inspired by this post on 9gag:

    http://9gag.com/gag/3468974


    So does it work? Anybody tried it?

    Results?


    If a good feedback I'll give it a go in half an hour. Any comments appreciated
    i think iv got the hang of lucid dreaming, you have to find your own way of doing it, following a guide off the internet won't really help.

    what happened for me is i lucid dreamt by accident, then i just kept doing it sort of on command, but its weird. its all about your thoughts.
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    Haven't clicked your link but if you mean does lucid dreaming work then yes. Mine happen randomly now but when I first found out about LDing I kept doing 'reality checks' while awake, as in looking at my hand and counting the fingers. If you do it enough while awake you'll do it in a dream, and as in dreams you often have an incorrect amount of fingers for some reason, it'll just click.

    Also almost all of mine happen if I'm awake for half an hour or so after a long period of sleep, and then go back to sleep. So say if I've woken up at 6 and gone back to sleep at half past.
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    (Original post by MutantGecko)
    i get sleep paralysis most nights, its not that bad! (once you're used to it, at first it is scary)
    But... the only thing worse than not being able to move is being trapped in your own mind.


    I know my mind, it is not a safe place for unsuspecting wimps :emo:
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    Every time I try it I wake up.
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    Ive only had a couple lucid dreams in my life and i loved them!

    being able to control dreams feels so cool.
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    (Original post by Delta_Aitch)
    But... the only thing worse than not being able to move is being trapped in your own mind.


    I know my mind, it is not a safe place for unsuspecting wimps :emo:
    i absolutely agree at first it is horrifying, but you get used to it, and can feel it coming when it does.

    my mind isn't safe either, for myself or others
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    I don't need to. I remember my dreams every night and can't stop it .
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    (Original post by MutantGecko)
    i absolutely agree at first it is horrifying, but you get used to it, and can feel it coming when it does.

    my mind isn't safe either, for myself or others
    I guess it's a lot like drowning; you're told the more you panic, the worse it will be ...but you just can't help but panic :pain:

    I will do a lot of things, but I know not to mess around with my mind because lord knows how much disorder a can take before they go completely insane. My mind legit makes it a point to say "nothing is out there in the dark, nothing at all" and then play scenes from horror films and flash scary images around until I am pretty much paralysed with fear in my own bead :rofl2:
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    (Original post by Delta_Aitch)
    I guess it's a lot like drowning; you're told the more you panic, the worse it will be ...but you just can't help but panic :pain:

    I will do a lot of things, but I know not to mess around with my mind because lord knows how much disorder a can take before they go completely insane. My mind legit makes it a point to say "nothing is out there in the dark, nothing at all" and then play scenes from horror films and flash scary images around until I am pretty much paralysed with fear in my own bead :rofl2:
    thats exactly right, iv never thought of it like that though, but it really is worse and lasts longer if you try and move.

    yeahhh minds are ****. interesting how you say about the horror films though, i always have to sleep with the light on because of my imagination :P maybe we have similar minds...
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    (Original post by MutantGecko)
    thats exactly right, iv never thought of it like that though, but it really is worse and lasts longer if you try and move.

    yeahhh minds are ****. interesting how you say about the horror films though, i always have to sleep with the light on because of my imagination :P maybe we have similar minds...


    Maybe this is all a dream :zomg:
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    (Original post by Delta_Aitch)


    Maybe this is all a dream :zomg:
    :eek: maybe, its someone else's dream :bl:
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    I want to try it, I think I've done it by accident before lol but I'm to scared :L
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    Is this kind of like when you fall asleep in a car, but only half asleep, so you are half aware of your surroundings? I have done this, I wake up instantly from them when someone speaks to me, and I find it hard to tell whether I have actually been asleep or not. I guess it's similar, but I can't really control what I dream about when this happens, and I normally don't dream during them anyway. (I'm not driving by the way!)

    This thread reminds me of Inception
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    I have them very often, almost every other night. I'm writing my dissertation about how video game play and attention can contribute to how frequently people experience them. It's much fun :P

    In my last lucid dream, I walked into a shop and just ate lots of cakes and cookies because I knew that in the dream I didn't have to pay for anything. Man, they were so tasty :yum:

    Just to add, I've experienced sleep paralysis three times in my lifetime but I don't think this is related to lucid dreaming. I wasn't lucid prior or after having sleep paralysis, but this is just my experience. EDIT: I'd just like to add that I would not follow the advice in that link. There are plenty of other ways at training yourself to become lucid without playing with hypnagogic states.

    I once thought it would be a good idea to walk through a mirror in a lucid dream to experience a mirrored universe. All I can say is that it hurt a lot, despite it merely being a dream. I wouldn't recommend you try this

    Also, I've tried exploring space too. Unfortunately, I couldn't reach the moon before I woke up. I need to figure out how to travel faster than the speed of light... harder than it seems, even in a dreamworld.
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    Tried it a lot doing it the long method (ie writing down your dreams every morning, consciously telling yourself to ask if your awake and take in your surroundings throughout the day etc) but with the method they're talking about on 9gag, I'll be lying there and I'll get an itch or something and it'll ruin it.

    (Original post by Delta_Aitch)
    I am deathly afraid of sleep paralysis and I have been scared senseless from all the horror stories about it. Yes, I am a wimp :pain:
    Just hold your breath and you'll snap out of it, 10 seconds maximum if you hold it on the exhale.
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    Very good link all about lucid dreaming (recommended read): http://www.faqs.org/faqs/dreams-faq/lucid-dreaming-faq/

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