Brainwave Entrainment for Lucid Dreams (or just really cool experiences)
Of all the things I have researched about lucid dreaming, brainwave entrainment has been the most interesting for me. Brainwave entrainment is creating binaural beats
to cause your brainwaves to move towards a specific frequency. Human brainwaves are most often found between 0 and 30Hz. Since the human ear is not capable of hearing these frequencies they must be simulated. This is where binaural beats come in. The idea is that if you play 300Hz in one ear and 315Hz in your other ear, the two halves of your brain will put it together as 15Hz.
What does all of this have to do with lucid dreaming? Well, different states of consciousness output different frequencies of brainwave activity.
0.5 - 4Hz
are delta waves - Deep sleep occurs here.
4 - 8Hz
are theta waves - Drowsiness and first stages of sleep.
8 - 14Hz
are alpha waves - A relaxed feeling, but still aware of your environment.
14 - 30Hz
are beta waves - You are very alert and focused in these frequencies.
The theory is that if an applied stimulus of a certain frequency is listened to, your brainwaves will follow it. It appears to work better if the stimulus is relatively close to the current brainwaves. Since you can't exactly tell what your brainwave frequency is without extensive equipment, you can probably safely assume that it is somewhere around 20Hz if you are awake or about 12Hz if you are drowsy.
How I use this to induce lucid dreams is setting up a preset pattern with the BrainWave Generator. This can be found at BrainWave Generator
along with extensive background information. I normally start my pattern around 17Hz and have it drop to 3Hz in 15 minutes since that is normally how long it takes me to fall asleep. Then I leave it at 3Hz for 90 minutes. After 90 minutes of being asleep, I can assume that I am dreaming, so I make the frequency rise to around 9 or 10Hz to give myself a higher level of consciousness. Then it repeats itself all night since the later dreams of the night are much more vivid and involved.
There are many lucid dreaming presets available for the BrainWave Generator, but I think that a more personalized pattern will benefit you more. In the next steps I will show you how to create a pattern that should help YOU the most.
This tutorial is going to assume that you have already downloaded the BrainWave Generator and installed it.
1. Start up the BWGen.
2. Click Presets | New Preset
This will bring up all the options and customizable features for your pattern.
3. Name your pattern
4. In the length input box you should make it about how long you sleep. I sleep about 10 hours so I put in 600.
5. Now click on the sound tab.
6. In the binaural beat frequency portion, take the second white box and move it to 3Hz and the time should be about how long it takes you to fall asleep. It takes me 15 minutes to fall asleep so I got it as close to 15 as it will go.
7. Move your end box to 3Hz since this is where you want it to end also.
8. Now we need to make some checkpoints along the way to raise your consciousness. Right click somewhere in the binaural beat frequency box and click Insert New Node.
9. Move the node to 90 minutes after your second node.
10. Create a new node as you did in step 8.
11. Move this node about 5 minutes after the node you made in step 9, and move it up to 10Hz.
12. Create another node and move it 5 minutes after your previous node and put it at 3Hz.
13. Repeat this process until you fill up your entire pattern is filled up.
14. Listen too it and hope you have a lucid dream. This also works very well if you do MILD with it.
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