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      Is being a deep sleeper bad for Lucid Dreams?

      Everyone has told me I am a very deep sleeper, and i know it myself. When I let myself sleep I get 12-15 hours of sleep on average. I was wondering, is this a bad thing? I feel like it would limit my to just DILD.

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      Well, get yourself getting recall up first, and see how often you dream. If anything, it could be a good thing - the longer you sleep, the longer the REM cycles end up being. So it could quite easily work in your favour!

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      It's not a terrible thing though I hear your mortality rate is higher than adults who sleep about 7.5 hours.

      Do you have breathing issues while you sleep?


      It may (or may not) affect your ability to lucid dream. There's nothing wront with trying for yourself.

      Can you wake up to an alarm? WBTB might be interesting.

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      Quote Originally Posted by melanieb View Post
      It's not a terrible thing though I hear your mortality rate is higher than adults who sleep about 7.5 hours.

      Do you have breathing issues while you sleep?


      It may (or may not) affect your ability to lucid dream. There's nothing wront with trying for yourself.

      Can you wake up to an alarm? WBTB might be interesting.
      No breathing problems, and I could wake up on 1 alarm I just have the ability to sleep really long, and when I do I tend to get into a deep sleep, but Its not like i'm in a coma

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      Being a deep sleeper is both good and bad for lucid dreaming, it depends what method you want to use. Lets say you want to use the DILD technique, than yes, it is good because you mentioned you get 12-15 hours of sleep...that means you are dreaming more which increase the chances of a DILD. However, lets say you want to do a method like DEILD. For a DEILD you must wake up from a dream, which is harder for a deep sleeper, so in that case deep sleep is not good for the DEILD method.

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      I have the same thing. Sometimes i end up sleeping for 20-24 hours, if my parents don't wake me up. Mostly i wake up afther 14-15 hours, but then i just fall back to sleep again in matter of minutes. Dreams are quite vivid at so mutch sleep, and very easy to remember for me. I actually beleve 80% of my lucid dreams where in that period, might explain why i don't have them now, since i need to wake up early these days.

      I wouldn't worry to mutch about it, if i was you.. The only negative thing is that it can effect your waking life a little bit, if u do this everyday, and it can mess your sleep schedule up.


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      Quote Originally Posted by jblb2424 View Post
      Being a deep sleeper is both good and bad for lucid dreaming, it depends what method you want to use. Lets say you want to use the DILD technique, than yes, it is good because you mentioned you get 12-15 hours of sleep...that means you are dreaming more which increase the chances of a DILD. However, lets say you want to do a method like DEILD. For a DEILD you must wake up from a dream, which is harder for a deep sleeper, so in that case deep sleep is not good for the DEILD method.
      Fortunately this is not entirely true, No matter when I wake up 9/10 times I can deild, I don't no why you would assume you cannot induce Rem sleep, it is in the end just another state of mind. As for Deild in general you wake up once a dream ends so your body is still slighty paralyzed and your mind is ready to go back into it. Unless you use an alarm clock (which I do) you don't have the possibility of deliberately waking up during deep sleep, and even then it can still work.
      Just thought I'd clear this common misconception up.

      As for the OP
      I think that as a deep sleeper Dild might actually be the the completely wrong technique for you. Firstly it might be harder for you to gain full awareness than most people and secondly you might have the natural advantage of being able to put your body to sleep faster than others, a trait extremely handy in Deild and Wild.
      Last edited by dutchraptor; 08-02-2012 at 12:27 AM.

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      I thought you needed to be woken up in the middle of REM to perform a DEILD. Was that just a misconception?

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      Quote Originally Posted by jblb2424 View Post
      I thought you needed to be woken up in the middle of REM to perform a DEILD. Was that just a misconception?
      Not necesarilly, its good if your woke up during rem because sleep paralysis can come really quickly, but if you wake up during deep sleep, its still quite easy to achieve. I can't speak as if its all truth but thats what I got off it anyways.

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