Lucid Dreaming Book Challenge #10: REM Dreamer

The REM Dreamer Pro
The REM Dreamer Pro
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). My plan is to find a lucid dreaming reality check app that I can use to randomly play back the same audio throughout the day that I am going to use at night as a cue with the REM Dreamer mask. I am think the cue will some thing like “Are you dreaming?”, recorded in my own voice. During the day when I hear this I will perform a reality check, such as looking at the digital time on my phone , looking away and then looking back again to see if it changes. I am also going to cultivate an attitude of being willing to consider that I may in fact be dreaming, and be open to observing with a curious eye whether that may be the case or not. So far I haven’t found an app that offers a straight forward random reality check throughout the day using an audio cue that you can record. It appears that the Singularity Experience : The Lucid Dreaming App may be able to do this but I am not clear. I may just go ahead and buy it and find out. I am a little intimidated by it as it looks somewhat complicated. I guess if nothing else I can find some kind of random alarm app with an audio you can record. The REM Dreamer app also has a feature they call TWC (Two-Way-Communication) technology. The mask apparently has the ability to detect specific eye movements that you program into it that you can do while you are actually having a lucid dream to tell the mask to back off with the cues. This could be useful if the cues are distracting once you are lucid and you want them to stop so you can immerse yourself in the dream world. It sounds great in theory, but we will have to see how it works in actual application. Back when I used to use the NovaDreamer I would find the red flashing lights somewhat intrusive so I am hoping to be able to dial the lights down and use the audio cues and hopefully see them incorporated into the dream to assist me in recognizing that I am dreaming. I placed the order a day ago and have not yet received any notification of from the folks over at REM Dreamer. There wasn’t really a place to put in the shipping information about making the paypal payment so I emailed them a note with the email and hope to hear back soon. Time to stare at my hands! Darby

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