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      Unhappy Lost my hopes for getting a LD

      I have lost hope for getting a lucid dream. I have tried WILD, MILD, WBTB (without and with MILD/WILD). I have tried sleeping in one position without moving or swallowing at all to make my body fall asleep. Doesn't work. I can lay in the same position for around 1.5 hours + or so without anything happening except for my hands going a bit numb. (serously, I have layed in the same position for around 2 hours at max once, NOTHING happened..)

      I have WBTB'd and read about lucid stuff for 20-30 minutes several times, no luck there. I have had a DJ online and still have one offline, still, I seem to be naive about my dreamsigns.

      I have had these periods in my life where I constantly did RC's all day long. Didn't work. I have tried using iDoser and other mp3's. Even tried listening to a song about lucidity for days. Nothing works.

      Might it be because I have insomnia, or not. (Really, it is extreme. Takes around 2 + hours to fall asleep a normal day. Even after WBTB it takes 1.5 hours + to fall asleep.) I still can't become lucid even though I try so hard. What should I do?

      (also, I know trying to hard won't get you anywhere. But I have practiced lucidity for around 1 year or so. I have taken several breaks but nothing works..)

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      Just remember that this should be fun! Don't worry so much about how long it's taking to learn lucid dreaming; you still have your regular dreams, right? I find that the more attention and importance I place on my dreams indirectly affects how interesting they are and how well I can remember them. It's during these periods of epic dreaming that I tend to get more lucids, too.

      Try picking your favourite technique(s), then stick with them for a while. In the meantime, see if you can get to the point where you look forward to your dreams each night. You might get a lot more excited about the possibility of a lucid dream, but if it doesn't happen that night you'll still have some interesting dreams to be happy about. You've already got experience with how to do the techniques, so if you keep motivated towards you're goal of a lucid dream while enjoying yourself in the meantime, you'll get there sooner or later.

      Don't give up, it's worth it!
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      I think the insomnia is your main priority. You should devote your efforts to getting it treated. Maybe sleeping pills can help.

      Once you can sleep right, you may have better success with LD. If it takes you 1.5+ hours to fall asleep, forget about WILD and WBTB.

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      When you wake up after 6 hours or less of sleeping you don't have drowsiness? Also you shouldn't get out of the bed during a wbtb as you have trouble falling asleep.

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      how many dreams do you remember a night? do you keep a dream journal?
      Law abiding citizen by day, breaking the laws of reality by night.
      "How can you be aware that you're dreaming, if you're never aware that you're awake?"

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      Quote Originally Posted by JamesLD View Post
      how many dreams do you remember a night? do you keep a dream journal?

      Quote Originally Posted by ArmanMoo View Post
      I have had a DJ online and still have one offline,

      "MementoMori, the lucid machine"

      "There's nothing better than knowing what it's like to fly like superman. Being fully aware of the air whipping by you, controlling every movement of every single atom in your body with a single thought. It's real freedom, and there's not a word good enough to describe it, so I'll just call it dreamy for now."

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      Read someone elses` DJ. See what they do in their LDs.

      That will get you motivated Oh and you better treat your insomania. Taking that much to sleep is bad

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      Quote Originally Posted by Donran View Post
      Read someone elses` DJ. (
      Yeah like Loafs. LOAFS. LOAFS DJ!!!!

      With all the comforting features of a custom layout, intriguing and inspiring dreams, and a great table of contents to access your favorite Loaf Dreams!

      On sale! Loafs DJ costs exactly $0.00! All viewers of Loafs DJ must also have at least one lucid dream that year or their subscription will be canceled!

      Great reviews from our subscribers:

      Quote Originally Posted by Majinaki View Post
      Well i enjoyed my slice of Loaf... im making you part of my breakfast!
      Quote Originally Posted by Conzo View Post
      Lol! A spider in court. Loaf, you dream of strange things.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mancon123 View Post
      Well, I think you'll be an awesome lucid dreamer! I can't wait until I can summon a nuclear bomb like you did! That was sweet! Anyway keep at it.
      Quote Originally Posted by CarmineEternity View Post
      Loaf, you have the coolest dreams ever.
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      Ha ha, but seriously. Click my sig.
      You will have an LD soon. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not the next day, but YOU WILL HAVE AN LD.

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      Yay, I have been quoted!

      Anyway, once you give up hope for having an LD, you most likely will not have one. The key is to be not too eager, and to expect results, but not immediate ones. Stay patient, and you WILL have one soon. It is not hard, I know you can do it.

      p.s., Loaf, I like your new avatar and sig.

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      Quote Originally Posted by CarmineEternity View Post
      Yay, I have been quoted!

      Anyway, once you give up hope for having an LD, you most likely will not have one. The key is to be not too eager, and to expect results, but not immediate ones. Stay patient, and you WILL have one soon. It is not hard, I know you can do it.

      p.s., Loaf, I like your new avatar and sig.
      Thanks
      And Carmine is right. You have to get a special balance.

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