cognitive performance. If you believe in improving the quality of your experiences on
average, the greater majority of all experiences that are emotionally intense occur
while you're asleep, making sleep the place where you stand to
most drastically. Not to mention it directly combats
If you get the proper 7-9 hours of sleep daily, or my personally recommended 10, it
takes up at least a third of your life. There is no reason this time should be
considered wasted and maximizing the use of this time through cognitive triggers that
allow for lucidity during dreams as well as supplementation to increase the vividity
of dreamstates and retention of their memory has proven to be a huge benefit
additional to normal uninterupted sleep.
Sleep serves as a grounds for creative exploration not possible in waking life; a
powerful creative tool that goes entirely unused by most. The dreamworld is a place to
work on real-world problems using tools that could not possibly exist in waking life.
I often work on mechanical problems in my dreams and then implement their solutions
when I wake up. The work for about half of the projects on this site was done entirely
in my sleep with no work done on them during waking life; the exception being that I
still have to type it out when I wake up. But either way, it would be fair to say I do
the majority of my work while completely asleep.
Some tools that are available when fully lucid during sleep sessions include things
like: concepts and their relations as physically interactive objects, direct
interfacing with emotions as tangible entities, places and locations have their own
separate and independent emotive states you can interface with, and the regularity or
irregularity of persons, places, or narratives can be used to free your cognitive
choices as typified concept-paths, permanently augmenting your mental dispositions.
Ways to make it easier to engage these tools while asleep and take their useful
outputs with you into waking life: strengthening your working memory using something
memory-enhancing nootropics like the ones listed in the noots section of this page,
logic puzzles, clinical
sessions, sensory deprivation
or layering the Ganzfeld effect
all help strengthen these sleep tools. A couple fairly universal ways to become lucid
during dream sessions are using constant but soothing background noise like from
non-verbal music or ASMR and timed audio sequences queued to go off five or six hours
into your sleep cycle.