The EILD technique involves an external device giving you cues when you are dreaming so you can becoming lucid. EILD stands for Externally Induced Lucid Dream.
List of Devices
There are many devices you can buy, or even build yourself.
- The NovaDreamer is one of the first and most popular devices made for the EILD technique. It was developed by famous lucid dreamer, Stephen Laberge. Sadly, the NovaDreamer went off sale and the second one has yet to come out. You can still get your hands on a NovaDreamer through websites like Ebay.
The REM Dreamer
- The REM Dreamer shares many of the same features as the Nova Dreamer. The REM Dreamer is made by the ELI company and is available for 147 euros.
- You can find a bunch of lucid dreaming audio recordings online that you can listen to while sleeping to help you become lucid. Find a list of audio recording made by DV members here
- Other devices include apps for your phone/ipod/tablet and vibrating watches. You can find a lot of EILD devices using a search engine.
How Do the Devices Work?
Many of the EILD devices are masks you put around your eyes while you sleep. Most of them come with detector in them that can tell when you enter the REM stage of sleep. When the mask detects you are in REM it sends out signals to stimulate one of your senses. For example, flashing lights. While in a dream, the mask will send out flashing lights that you will see in the dream and realize you are dreaming.
EILDing works differently depending on the person and the device you use. People have recorded success, but most of the lucid dreaming devices can be expensive. A cheaper alternative involves building the device itself. You can find a tutorial on how to make your own dream mask here
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