Here is the REM Dreamer Pro review I did today, giving my first impressions of this lucid dreaming mask. Tonight will be my fourth night using the mask and I am starting to get the settings dialed in a bit more.
One of my realizations this morning was that when I am waking up in the middle of the night and seeing the flashing lights and hearing the audio prompts, I may not actually be truly “awake” but in a dream state called a false awakening. That is what the reality check button on the REM Dreamer Pro is for. I may find that when pressing the button on the mask that it does not function correctly. This is a likely sign that I am dreaming, as electronic devices tend not to function as we would expect in the dream world. Please watch the video for more info and enjoy!
Last night was my second time wearing the REM Dream Pro Lucid dreaming mask. It woke my up several times and so I adjust the volume of the recorded audio to 4 out of 8. We will see how that works tonight.
Thankfully my Lucid Dreamer app seems to be playing reminders more consistently today. I take technical support phone calls for a living and several times throughout the day in the middle of reseting computer passwords and troubleshooting boot up issues my disembodied voice would interrupt us and ask if I was dreaming. It kind of amuses me, and thankfully I don’t think anyone noticed, or if they did they didn’t know what the heck was going on!
I’ve had a busy day and that’s about all I have for tonight. Tomorrow is my “Saturday” and I will be doing a video review of the REM Dreamer Pro and getting it up on YouTube.
The first night with the REM Dreamer Pro lucid dreaming mask was a little rough. My recorded voice kept waking me up rather than being incorporated into my dreams. This morning I went into the settings and lower the volume of my voice. We will see if this volume is low enough to be less disruptive.
Meanwhile my Lucid Dreamer iOS app that I purchased to do reality checks using my voice seems to be working very sporadically. I haven’t gotten any reminders in hours although I made sure it was on. Not sure what to think about that, but when I have some time I will test it some more.
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Today I received my new REM Dreamer Pro lucid dreaming mask! I recorded a short video about the mask which I’ll get up in a day or two. I am impressed with the quality of the REM Dreamer mask materials, the packaging, and instructional booklet. I’ll be wearing it for the first time tonight using an audio recording of my own voice asking myself “Are you dreaming?”, which is the same reality check I am playing on my iPhone during the day.
In other news about lucid dreaming masks, Luciding.com released a video on their Facebook page a couple of days ago about their lucid dreaming device that is in development. Here it is below:
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I was doing a bit of lucid dreaming research tonight and came across a website called Luciding.com. This appears to be the home for a company that is developing a new lucid dreaming mask. I’m actually really pleased to have found it as they appear to be incorporating some of the latest and very promising lucid dreaming research.
As reported in the online National Geographic magazine, researchers in Germany led by scientist Ursula Voss induced lucid dreaming in test subjects by stimulating their scalps with a low electric current. Different frequencies were tested and the most effective was the 40 Hertz current which triggered a staggering 77% lucidity in the dreams of test subjects. The published research article is available at the Nature Neuroscience journal.
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I ordered a new lucid dreaming mask last night! On my last post I briefly discussed lucid dreaming masks and two of the most promising masks of which I am aware. The best lucid dreaming mask that is currently on the market appears to be the REM Dreamer. It looks very much like the NovaDreamer with some additional technology enhancements. The feature I think may be most useful is the ability to record your voice or some other sound and have it play back through a flat speaker that rests near your ear at night and will play a cue when the mask detects rapid eye movement (REM).
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This Lucid Dreaming Challenge to blog every day for 30 days is kicking my butt. I missed doing it yesterday, which was one of my days off from work, but was a busy day nonetheless.
I would say that the challenge is serving the purpose that I designed it for: to help my to build momentum in my lucid dreaming practice. Today I read more from Robert Waggoner’s new lucid dreaming book, and started using an app called RealityCheck to remind me to do a reality check to see if I am dreaming throughout the day.
I used to have something else like this years ago from the Lucidity Institute that I used with my NovaDreamer mask called the P.E.S.T. which stood for Programmable Electronic State Tester. It looked like a little pager and you could set it to vibrate, or beep throughout the day, and then when it did you would push a button that would make a beeping sound and flash a light to see if you were dreaming. The idea being that electronic devices often don’t work as expected in dreams, so if it malfunctioned that would be a sign that you were dreaming and hopefully you’d become lucid. The P.E.S.T. came with a cord that actually plugged into the NovaDreamer during the night and when the mask detected REM eye movement it could trigger the P.E.S.T. to vibrate. If it was on your body while you sleep it might be incorporated into your dreams just like the lights from the NovaDreamer.
My P.E.S.T. didn’t last long as the reality test button broke and though I meant to repair it, somehow it was lost.
Now we are in the age of the smart phone and almost no one uses pagers anymore. I’d love to get an updated lucid dreaming mask like the NovaDreamer that detects eye movement, and then could send a bluetooth signal to your cell phone and make it vibrate or play a sound.
I’m not sure what happened to the NovaDreamer. You would think by now there would be an updated mask. I have heard the NovaDreamer 2 was being worked on but haven’t seen a firm release date. Another mask, the Aurora, recently had a very successful crowd fund and is currently in production. While researching a reality check app, I also came across the REM Dreamer lucid dreaming mask, which looks like the only mask I’ve seen with features similar to the now out of production NovaDreamer. It can even play back recorded audio, such as a recording of your voice prompting you that “you are dreaming”. Digging deeper I also see it has something they call TWC (Two-Way-Communication) technology, which allows you to signal the mask with predetermined eye movements that you are dreaming, which will cause the REM Dreamer mask to stop generating cues.
For my money the REM Dreamer mask looks like the best mask currently on the market, and I may just order one and break out my old Course In Lucid Dreaming manual from the Lucidity Institute and started using the mask to assist me in gaining lucidity. Using the audio cues, I could use the RealityCheck app to randomly remind me throughout the day to check if I am dreaming with a specific verbal or non-verbal cue. I could then record the same cue in the REM Dreamer, thus creating some continuity of reality check methods during waking and dreaming moments. The more I think about this the more of a no-brainer it is.
All for now. Going to read Chapter 8 of the current lucid dreaming book on my night stand, Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple: Tips and Techniques for Insight, Creativity, and Personal Growth, and then get to dreaming!