Lucid Dreaming Book Challenge #13: Lucid Dreaming App

luciddreamerappYesterday I made a quick post mentioning I was looking for a lucid dreaming app that would allow me to record an audio in my own voice for use as a reality check reminder. This would play out with me going about my day and periodically hearing something like “Darby, are you dreaming”? I am happy to say that after a lot of searching around I finally found the lucid dreaming app that has this feature. It is called Lucid Dreamer. Lucid Dreamer is a free app that has an in-app upgrade to unlock all of its features. You can try these features out for free for the first seven days, and then you will need to upgrade to the pro version for $6.99. I gladly paid for the pro version as it does exactly what I need. To get my own audio recording of my voice in the app, I first recorded  the audio on my iPhone with the built-in voice recorder app that comes with the phone, and then put it into iTunes and synced it to my phone. The Lucid Dreamer app has many features, most of which I haven’t even taken a look at yet. The Reality Check feature is the one I am currently using. You can set one or multiple time frames for reality checks, and choose the type (audio or vibrate), and the time between each reminder. To customize the audio the app opens up iTunes and you can pick a audio or sound effect there. As I have written about before, my plan is to remind myself throughout the day with the Lucid Dreamer app to do a reality check with the “Darby, are you dreaming?” audio prompt, and then use the same audio prompt at night with my REM Dreamer Pro lucid dreaming app when it detects REM movement. Will it work? I’m going to say yes! It will work if for no other reason than I intend it to. I actually had my first ever intentionally induced lucid dream while I was actively using the Lucidity Institute’s NovaDreamer mask. You can read about it on the first post on this blog. The interesting thing about that first lucid dream is that I am not sure I was actually wearing the mask the night it happened. If I recall correctly, I determined in the morning that I wasn’t. However, I had so trained myself to recognize a flashing light or visual anomaly as a potential lucidity cue from the NovaDreamer mask, that when I saw the glowing coils of the toaster I had in the kitchen sink during the dream, it occurred to me that they might be coming from the NovaDreamer. I then did a reality check with the digital clock on the stove and boom – I knew I was dreaming! I am hoping that I find the audio cues of the REM Dreamer Pro less intrusive during sleep than the flashing red lights, but we will see. Thanks for reading! Darby

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