What if you woke up paralyzed? A dark and spine-chilling entity approaches your bed, looking straight in your eyes and smiling threateningly ; it knows you can’t move. It slowly climbs your bed, staring at you malevolently. It moves over your chest and you feel its extreme weight preventing you from breathing. You desperately try shouting for help, but no sound comes out of your mouth. Sounds like a nightmare? No. This is a documented medical condition known as sleep paralysis … and it’ll happen at least once to most people!
What is a lucid dream? In a lucid dream, you are aware that you’re dreaming. This allows you to vividly experience and remember your dreams. But most importantly, you can control them. Although lucid dreams can occur spontaneously, lucid dreaming is a skill that can quickly be learned by anyone. Lucid dreams are similar to […]
Lots of people have trouble falling asleep. Most tips and techniques for falling asleep fast approach the problem backwards. Instead of teaching you to quiet the mind, they ask you to control your environment; limit stress before bedtime, sleep in a dark and silent room, do exercise during the day and stick to a regular […]
“I’m tired” is something we hear often. When presented with alternative sleep possibilities, few people look forward to trying it out, several find it fascinating but most people’s reaction looks something like this : Oh! Maybe YOU can do this, but I definitely couldn’t. I NEED at least X hours of sleep in order to […]
A few years back, I did a polyphasic sleep experiment. My goal was to cut my sleep down to the bare minimum, down to 2 hours a night, and to replace most of my sleep with meditation. It didn’t go as planned, but yielded interesting results. The Theory Behind Polyphasic Sleep We spend a third of our […]