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    Dreams, notes, and other experiments to assist in achieving high-quality lucid dreams on a regular basis.

    Reality Check (RC): Action used to evaluate if one is dreaming. Common methods include plugging the nose and testing whether it can be breathed through, as well as inspecting one's hands for irregularities compared to waking reality.

    Memory Lapse (...): Where memory ends for a given stream of consciousness. For example, going to sleep in a dream and waking up in the dream later with no recollection of the sleep.

    Dream Initiated Lucid Dream (DILD): Lucid dreaming type that originates from the dreamer regaining awareness from within a dream.

    Wake Initiated Lucid Dream (WILD): Lucid dreaming type that originates from the dreamer maintaining awareness from waking near-directly into a dream.

    Wake Back To Bed (WBTB): Sleep cycle interruption technique used to achieve lucid dreams.

    Blue: Denotes regular non-lucid dream recall.

    Purple: Denotes lucid dream recall (formerly Orange).

    1. WBTB Testing (Update 10/30/23)

      by , 10-28-2023 at 07:59 PM (Dreamlog)
      Note: I've stumbled upon some info suggesting that the WBTB technique, as described here, might not be the most scientifically solid approach to lucid dreaming. So going forward, I'm thinking of using Stephen Laberge's suggestion of morning naps. I'll finish up the current test sequence as planned and tweak things for the next one.

      Current Test <6hr/20m/None>
      Test Process:
      3 nights in a row: Re-establish sleep rhythm. Go to bed at 11PM and wake at 7AM.
      2 nights in a row: WBTB. Go to bed at 11PM. Wake at 5AM (6hrs). No supplements. Stay awake for 20m. Return to bed.
      Repeat until four WBTBs are attempted.

      Test Data:
      #1: Weak Lucid (The Vanishing Plant, Night of Friday 10/6/23) <-- note that sleep schedule was not 11PM/5AM WBTB at this point, but counting it because 6hr/20m was still used.
      #2: Attempted WBTB, No Recall (Night of Thursday 10/26/23) <-- isn't reflected in DJ because I had zero recall before or after WBTB.
      #3: Attempted WBTB, No Recall (Night of Friday 10/27/23)
      #4: TBD.

      Test Results:
      It's starting to look like 20m without Galantamine is not enough time awake to encourage lucidity for me. I will continue and get 4th data point (maybe a 5th to account for #1's weirdness), but already planning to try 30m plus Galantamine for the next test set, and then 30m without Galantamine after that.

      Previous Configurations & Results
      <6hr/10m/8mg (Galantamine)>
      #1: Moderate lucid (Seeking The Elusive Fantasy Forest™, Night of Friday 9/8/23)
      #2: Weak lucid (False Awakening and Fade, Night of Saturday 9/9/23)
      #3: Weak lucid (False Awakening, Night of Wednesday 9/13/23)
      #4: Moderate lucid (Silverlight Way, Night of Thursday 9/14/23)
      It's 50/50. Some great lucids here, but still not the level I'm looking for.

      Updated 10-31-2023 at 08:36 PM by 99808

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    2. Night of Friday 10/27/23

      by , 10-28-2023 at 07:45 PM (Dreamlog)
      Went to bed around 12:30AM.


      Shitty Future Cars:
      It's night and I'm riding in a van. The streets are very narrow, similar to a previous dream with LM I had a few months ago.
      The car hits a bump, and a futuristic AI voice says "that will be $7 to repair, and $70 for your injury."
      I reflect about how shitty the future of cars is going to be.
      I'm now at work, telling my coworkers about this event, and how shitty the future of cars is going to be.
      They agree with me, and we decide that we should just drive old-ass cars forever.
      But then one of them tells me that their Mom just died from a similar bump on the road.
      It was one of those awkward moments, because we were just joking about such things.
      But looking back, it didn't make sense because that same person was just laughing about it.

      Woke for WBTB at 6:30AM.

      150 words for the night.

      I stayed up for about 20 minutes, went for a walk, and watched a meditation video about a fantasy forest. Then I returned to bed.

      No recall.

      Updated 11-10-2023 at 06:07 PM by 99808

    3. Night of Wednesday 10/25/23

      by , 10-28-2023 at 07:36 PM (Dreamlog)
      Went to bed at ???

      Boomer Party:
      I'm in CM's condo from a few years back.
      I'm getting ready to go to a party but there is some issue with my clothes in my bag.
      There is a guy at one point who is going to perform fellatio on me. Which isn't my preference.
      But he wants to use some smartphone app. I take issue with the app.
      I tell him that maybe I'm 'a boomer' for this, but I don't trust any of them such as TikTok, Facebook, etc.
      Looking back, it is strange that I didn't take issue with the proposed activity, but I did take issue with using an app.
      There wasn't an obvious indication that he was going to record with said app, just that he was going to use one, so it wasn't a privacy thing.

      Supportive Snow:
      I'm riding in a van with KD's mom. We're going up an incline on a snowy mountain road.
      We're on the phone with my uncle J.
      We see a jeep going down the next section of mountain. There road there is unfinished and heading downward.
      The jeep is tumbling and flipping over multiple times.
      I'm telling my uncle that the situation isn't looking good for us, but I'm not concerned about it.
      We make it up to the turn where the jeep was, and mentally I'm now expecting to flip and have problems.
      But when we go down, the snow cushions our descent. It bunches up and prevents the car from accelerating.

      Woke up at ???

      250 words for the night.

      Updated 11-10-2023 at 06:07 PM by 99808