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      Naps. Good or EEEVIL?

      I was just wondering since I am a bit tired or naps give you a better DR and more chance at LD's.

      I do know that your DR is better if the dream happend shortly after, so a nap would have that advantage. But what about REM during naps? Is it very shor? The longer you sleep the longer your REM-period get...so naps give you a short REM period?

      And well... better DR gives you a bigger chance of remembering potential LD's right? =)

      Napping = fun.
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      Re: Naps. Good or EEEVIL?

      Originally posted by Neruo
      I was just wondering since I am a bit tired or naps give you a better DR and more chance at LD's.

      I do know that your DR is better if the dream happend shortly after, so a nap would have that advantage. But what about REM during naps? Is it very shor? The longer you sleep the longer your REM-period get...so naps give you a short REM period?

      And well... better DR gives you a bigger chance of remembering potential LD's right? =)

      Napping = fun.

      This may be true but you go into REM much faster at this stage.
      Your conscious is just waiting to get involved, being well rested and all!

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      Whether naps are profitable for lucid dreaming I still despise them. I always feel horribly exhausted and extremely sick after waking up from a nap so I refrain from them all together.

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      Originally posted by Merlock
      Whether naps are profitable for lucid dreaming I still despise them. I always feel horribly exhausted and extremely sick after waking up from a nap so I refrain from them all together.
      How long are your naps? I find that people that sleep for more than half an hour are groggy and in worse shape than before the nap.
      Consider a 15 minute nap. maybe.

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      30 min - 1hr long naps work well for me. About half the time I nap, I LD without any sort of preparation or LD preparation. It just sort of happens and for the reasons Howetzer mentioned - it's basically a delayed WBTB. Be prepared for FA's, though.
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      I think a little sleep cycle analysis is in order here....

      In general, REM cycles occur roughly every 90 minutes, the first one being about 90 minutes after going to sleep. Successive REM periods become longer and longer, with the last one in a normal 8-hour sleep cycle lasting, I think, about 60 minutes. This would lead me to say that naps won't be all that effective for lucid dreaming if you have not recently woken up. Of course, this isn't absolute, and different things work for different people, so it can't hurt to try naps.

      Studies have shown that naps taken about an hour after waking from a 7-hour sleep produce a significant increase in lucid dreaming. This is because you are still somewhat going through the sleep cycles, and when you go back to sleep, you pick up where you should be had you continued sleeping, producing longer REM period and, with luck, dropping you straight into REM sleep. Basically the WBTB method.
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      Originally posted by Scruffy
      Studies have shown that naps taken about an hour after waking from a 7-hour sleep produce a significant increase in lucid dreaming.

      Geez, I sure wish somebody would have told me this a long time ago.

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      Hmm, naps in the moring work for sure, becouse it kind of is WBTB... Still don't know about naps in the afternoon... might try once. But indeed it seem unlikely to go intro REM so fast.
      “What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'” -Hume

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      I for one love taking naps after lunch, like 1-2 hour nap. It gets me all rest up, the food is all taken care off and it seems to help remembering dreams down to every detail, and they could be long or short, but their normal as at night, if you wish to become lucid you will have to do it the same as always, either wild it or just know your dreaming. i just woke up from one like two hours ago
      Here and there...

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      i accidentally took a nap yesterday and had an LD>FA>LD
      Do you know where you are?

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      It seems that however it is unlikely yo have REM so fast naps ROCKS THE BOCKS
      “What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'” -Hume

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      I loooveee naps.

      And, depending on the part of day and the person, sleep cycle ruulees generally don't apply to naps. They tend to have have MUCH higher possiblility of REM.

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      Interesting. I would take naps, but my internal clock doesn't really allow for it. Plus I'm not very active so I'm usually not tired enough. This will change during school time though. I'll try napping though, anything that gets me closer to having an LD.

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      For three weeks solid I was on that "polyphasic" sleep pattern where I slept for 20 minutes every four hours(six naps every twenty four hours). The length of the naps eventually didn't seem to make a difference on how long the Lucid Dream lasted. On average, I felt like I was dreaming three dreams in a row that seemed to last around two hours each, but when I woke up from the nap, only 20 to 30 minutes would pass. Based on my experience with polyphasic sleeping, I take naps at or around the same frquesncy as 6 naps every 24 hours. I believe the idea of time napping should equal the time in a dream or lucid dream eventually faded away and I became more open to anything happening after about a week and a half.

      I strongly encourage anybody interested in lucid dreaming and an open schedule to try out polyphasic sleeping. At first I experienced normal dreams, then more vivid dreams, then false awakenings, then lucid dreams. I have been having a busy schedule and haven't been able to practice polyphasic sleeping as faithfully as I would like.

      My repsonse to the first question, I take as much naps as I possibly can either practising the WILD technique and practising hanging around in the hypnagogic realm.

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      Originally posted by Merlock
      Whether naps are profitable for lucid dreaming I still despise them. I always feel horribly exhausted and extremely sick after waking up from a nap so I refrain from them all together.
      whats he said....they do make ya feel more tired than when you were awak before the nap


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