I am new to this forum. I have registered here to ask a simple question, how can I prevent lucid dreams.
The method I use is staying up until I am extremely tired, when I do this I usually do not remember my dreams the next day.
Smoking pot also helps, I used to do that but quit a long time ago due to the side effects on short term memory which I require for my work.
I started having lucid dreams when I was about 9 years old, back then I didn't know what was happening to me. Since then Ive had over 400 naturally occurring lucid dream states. When I was about 17 years old I developed insomnia because I was literally scared of going to sleep because of some of my experiences in lucidity.
I had once lucid experience where I experienced a false awaking over 250 times in a single instance before I lost count I was unable to wake myself, every attempt to wake myself caused another false awaking, when I actually woke up I didn't believe that I was awake I had literally lost my perception of reality from panicking. I did eventually accept reality, but it took about 30 minutes and alot of convincing of the people around me.
I have experienced death, in a lucid state in many different ways. Sure it was just a dream but the memories I have are more like "real" memories to me and not "dream" memories. I remember it as if it actually happened.
I know why I am prone to lucid dream states, its because im analytical and I use the logic processing portion of my brain more than anything else. If you guessed that im a computer programmer, you are right so therefore you must realize I have an extremely powerful short term memory and a sharp analytical mind.
Because of this my "conciseness" rejects dream state realities at slightest notion of anything unrealistic, or that my consciousness deems unrealistic and I become lucid.
But to be honest, what I hate more than a bad lucid dream is what happens to me every time, about 60 seconds of paralysis during the transition from lucidity to waking up. I have woke up where all I could move was my eyelids for a full minute... And every time I wonder if im dead.
Lucidity wouldn't be that bad if I could avoid the conscious transition from dreaming to waking.
So my question is does anyone know a helpful way to prevent lucid dreams, or to at least prevent the transition state and avoid feeling full body paralysis.