posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 10:36 AM
Ever since i was really young, i was able to manipulate my dreams, to a certain degree. or so it would seem. before i was ten my mind felt like it was
the same as tv when i was about to go to sleep. I was able to change my dream every time I closed my eyes. which was pretty cool, if i ever felt like
the dream would be come scary, or just anoying, i would simply "reverse blink" (open my eyes, and close them again once, quickly), and my dream
would change. As I got older, I found that even positions that I slept in would have a greater chance of being a certain genre (scary, adventurous,
After stating that, you may be wondering how you could do the same, what positions, what ways of thinking, breathing, or anything else i was doing at
Unfortunately, i cant explain it, which makes this topic more of a question, then a source of information.
However! i do have a few theories that hopefully someone can help me out with.
For Positions, it seems logical (from a person who doesn't know much about how the mind works) that when you sleep, lets say on your right side, the
blood that acumulates more over on the right side would alter the thoughts that your brain would signal to you. Thus creating, whatever that side of
the brain would usually make you think about. Or, the exact oposite. Having less blood in the left side of the brain, because your laying on your
right side, would have that part of the brain work in a mildly different manner. and this would apply to any other position you were in. sleeping with
no pillow on a more ferm bed would make blood acumulate more-so in the upper left or right side of the brain (unless you were sleeping on your back,
in which case it would be center back). Sleeping with your face slightly tilted into a big soft pillow would then make the blood go a bit more to the
front of the face. and so on.
Thus, manipulating your dreams.
However! I have found another way that seems to change dreams drastically.
Temperature. usually, back home in the winter (Alberta, Canada), it would obviously bring down the temperature of the room. usually around 20-21°c or
even less some times. which would change my dreams to more softer, less energetic ones, possibly because blood flow would slow down somewhat. Whenever
i travel to a hotter place, or have the heat blasting in the room to 23-30°c or more, then my dreams would tend to be more adventurous, scary, or
sexual. probably because of the increased heart rate.
Now, there is one other thing that seems strange to me. Once a year, around the same time, i would have this horrible nightmare about the world
ending, I would wake up in fear, and for some reason, everything seemed really fast. as if i was drugged. I would crawl on the floor, dizzy,
everything duplicating in front of me as if i was drunk. everything vibrating, moving so fast even though it was still. one of the worst things i
Why would that happen? why would it happen in roughly the same time period each year? is it a lunar effect? is it the way the earth is tilted? or is
it just coincidence?
I do have some really cool dreams that i just cant explain, ones of which i seem to be conscious in. ones that i can truly manipulate. While dreaming,
it seems as if I'm awake, i know that I'm dreaming, which means i have no fear, i have no bad feelings, i know whats happening. So what would anyone
do? go on a fun rampage throughout where ever you were in that dream doing whatever you wanted. taking a sled off mount Everest. thinking of a billion
dollars apearing in front of you and, even though you know you could just make it apear, spend the money on stuff you wanted just because you could.
these are my favorite dreams, but i don't know how to recreate them.
So! I want answers! What have you experienced that made you able to manipulate and control the way you dream, or the events inside your dream? what,
scientifically, causes your dreams to change? chemical? temperature? what?
and also, just for the heck of it, what has been your favorite, and worst, dreams you've ever experienced and why?