Best Time to Induce Lucid Dreams-Set Your Alarm Clock

The best time to induce lucid dreams according to the experts is the last few hours before you usually wake up, it could be one or two hours prior to the normal time at which you normally wake up.

Though I have always been interested in lucid dreaming for years, I learned something very important about how to induce lucid dreams from Andrew Holecek’s Dream Sculpting program, it is all about the “awareness”.

Our chances of becoming conscious inside our dreams highly depends on how much conscious awareness we have in our waking life, before stumbling upon that program I hardly ever understood that there is a great connection between my waking life and dream world, in fact, the ancient Tibetan dream yoga is not much different from our normal lucid dreams when it comes to maintaining awareness.

The reason why these few hours before our usual waking is perfect for lucid dreaming is because we are highly aware during those times, our mind goes to the rapid eye moment phase which is the nearest to the waking stage and that’s where we experience dreams.

Most Effective Lucid Dream Induction Technique

The technique that works for me the most is very simple because it is all based on this particular clock time we have been talking about here, all you need to do is to develop a habit of waking before your usual time and practice few lucid dreaming techniques like dream visualization or lucid dream meditation, sometimes simply trying to maintain the awareness is enough.

A lot of people find this time most appropriate to perform wake induced lucid dream method (WILD technique).

One thing you must keep in mind is that there is a lot of chance that you will experience sleep paralysis and false awakening by trying this, which can be really troublesome, but with proper understanding and practice, you will be able to convert your sleep paralysis into a lucid dream.

Lucid Dreaming in the Daytime

Many people claim that the short afternoon naps or daytime sleep help them to get frequent lucid dreams, however, lucid dream hours vary from person to person, only you can find out the best time for you.

I used to reach the semi lucid dreaming state very easily during daytime naps and the daytime dreams are much easier to recall but my vivid lucid dreams mostly occur during early morning hours(when the rapid eye moment happens).

Simple Tips for Inducing Lucid Dreams:-

1- First and the foremost tip is to stay relaxed while you are trying to have lucid dreams because a lot of efforts can make lucid dreaming difficult for you.

2- Read some pages of lucid dreaming books or use any program before you go to sleep so that your mind is filled with the thoughts about conscious dreaming before you fall asleep.

3- Keep your dream journal beside you so that you can write your dreams as soon as you wake up.

4- Perform reality checks regularly.

5- Talk about your dreams with others.

6 – Most importantly, set the alarm and detect the time at which you get most of your dreams.


If you are a lucid dreamer or if you want to be one, I have something interesting for you, read this post and tell me – What will you choose – Dream Yoga or Lucid Dreaming?

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4 thoughts on “Best Time to Induce Lucid Dreams-Set Your Alarm Clock

  1. James W D

    I am going to have to try this. I am a big time snoozer when it comes to waking up and I tend to dream a lot between snoozes to begin with. Will try it next week when I have to be at work in the morning and let you know.

  2. Tammy

    Great Post! I have forever been fascinated with lucid dreaming and astral travel. Although I am not an expert I have studied and researched both subjects extensively. Not so long ago, I downloaded a 1 hour long lucid dreaming hypnosis track ( I can provide you the link if you’d like…it’s free) but, I used my cellphone and ear buds and listened to this track as I fell asleep that night and this was my experience:

    I vividly remember dreaming that I was sitting on some bleachers at a high school football field with some friends I had not seen in a long time and as I sat there I thought ‘wow, I know I am dreaming…this method really works’ as I looked down at my hands and took in all that was going on around me…seems like as soon as I made the realization the scene faded out and I remember struggling to ‘hold onto it’ …then I popped up in another social type scene with a bunch of friends and I remember thinking that I knew once again that I was dreaming and started to take in my surroundings…and again the scene faded. I experienced several short scenes like this throughout the night and then (I just can’t bring myself to leave out the funniest part…so, here it goes)…during the last scene I found myself alone in a candlelit room, sitting on a bed…I thought..hmmm..this could be interesting…I’m going to try and manifest a tall, dark and handsome…lol…a few seconds later the door opened and in walked the short dark haired goblin ‘Griphook’ with the crooked nose from the movie Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows! As soon as he walked in carrying a candle I busted out laughing and said “leave it to me to manifest a goblin”….lol…I woke up right after that just laughing and shaking my head =)

    Great post! Excellent work my friend! You have excellent writing style and I would be very interested in having you do a ‘Guest post” for my blog on this subject…contact me if you’re interested!

    To your Success!
    ~Tammy E~

    1. HARI S NAIR Post author

      LOL Tammy, this experience was really filled with fun… Goblin! ha ha.. So sweet of you to share this experience with us. Well the reason that the dreams faded could have been your focus on some single objects, We should not stare or focus on any particular object for long and of course if we get excited than also the dream breaks.

      I have tried many musics and hypnosis but they never had any significant effect on my dreams, still I would love to try out the link provided by you.. I get lucid dreams most of the time when I strongly wish to .. and yes I got frustrated long ago for rarely having lucid dreams and losing my lucidity very often, but now I have learned a lot with time.

      Thank you so much for giving your time to write such a lovely comment Tammy, I am so happy that you liked it and writing for your blog would be a pleasure for me as well 🙂


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