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      Question Does white noise, say from a fan blowing on you, affect your ability to become lucid?

      Just wondering if my running of a fan at night could be a contributing factor to my inability to gain control of my dreams. If you believe it could be or is could you tell me why, what book you saw it in, what research you did, personal experience, etc.? Really curious about this and I want to know the truth.

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      It's possible that it could be distracting you when you do your mantra, but if it is, you need to work on ignoring it if it's that much of a problem. And why would their be a book about fans and lding lool?
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      I run a fan or nature sounds every single night and have been doing so for over ten years. This is mainly because I have tinnitus (ringing ears) . I have found no ill effects with relaxing sounds , or a fan, and my ability to lucid dream. In fact, they might even help. Good luck to you!

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      I live in hot Texas, and it's often necessary to run the air conditioner day and night.

      In my bedroom I have a ceiling fan on high while I sleep.

      I find that white noise helps with sleep, and has no ill effect on lucid dreams.

      In fact, the air conditioner, mounted in a window and quite loud, works well for my lucid dreams. It drowns out all noises and makes it cool in the living room, so I snuggle under a blanket and sleep great. Conditions make for great lucid dreaming!

      I say white noise is good, but you have to find a source that works right for you!

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      I agree with melanieb, white noise is good. I tend to have an easier time becoming lucid if there is whit noise, and certain things I can even hear in my dreams, and It lets me keep control, allowing me to know where my body is in the waking life and know that I am dreaming. it's like being in two places at once

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      Quote Originally Posted by faceonmars View Post
      I run a fan or nature sounds every single night
      Same here man, majority of the time I listen to white noise before I sleep.

      Since I had my first two WILDs I haven't really been listening to it though. There's a certain sound I hear that let's me know the onset of SP
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      I used to have a fan a while back, but it broke. After that, I haven't used one at all. In the beginning, it was a little difficult to get used to, but it's alright now.
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      I have a fan/air filter situated at the end of my bed that mechanically rotates, I never sleep without it on. The only thing I found better as ambient sound are those nature sound makers. I like the sound of rain and storms.

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      I am just another texan who can not sleep without the ac and a fan.I have had lucid dreams off and on my whole life and slept next to a fan for most of it .I find the white noise soothing once I feel asleep on a plane and had a lucid while flying . But it depends on you and how the noise makes you feel .But growing up poor in texas we had alot of fans so it is something I have heard my whole life so to me it would not hinder my sleep control without it I can barely sleep.

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      OK well then from the replies so far I think I can safely eliminate a fan as the source of my problem.

      Thanks everyone!
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      Try this!

      DreamBliss. The other morning I was on YouTube and had started a guided meditation clip that lasts for an hour (I have probs falling to sleep and its boring, so it relaxes me). The first half hour is someone talking and the second half hour is just sounds.

      Though I've had lucid dreams before, while I was falling back to sleep, the sounds in the second half played a part to my lucid dream and I was flying around with all these crazy colors around me. I knew it was lucid but what made it trippy was the sounds. I don't know for sure if the sounds contributed to me falling asleep so quickly but I can definitely say it was awesome. You should try!

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      Quote Originally Posted by DreamBliss View Post
      Linky?
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      I will have to send it to you in a private message as it won't let me post links since I haven't been a member for a week yet. If it doesn't work with PM, I will post it here in 4 days. :-)

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