5 Ways to Program Your Dreams

April 2016

5 ways to program your sleep

Have you ever wanted an answer to a difficult, personal question? Perhaps you could not make up your mind about something, or you faced a challenge you did not know how to meet. Alternatively, have you ever wanted to go to sleep and just know that you are going to have a wonderfully enlightening dream? Or a healing dream that replenishes you emotionally? If you have answered yes to any these questions, you can benefit from being able to program your dreams.

Journal your dreams and their intentions.

Keep a journal by your bedside in which you write a dream intention each night before sleeping. Your intention is literally what you want to dream about. In the morning, before you do anything else, write down any dreams you have experienced. If you do not remember your dreams, don’t give up. As you drift to sleep the following night, program your mind by repeating an intention in your thoughts and eventually, you will start to remember your dreams.

Use pictures to visualize your dream.

Before you turn out the light at bedtime, look intently at a picture which represents a topic you wish to dream about. Study the details in the picture and when you close your eyes to sleep, visualize the picture inside your mind and continue to visualize its details.

Set your brainwaves with sounds and music.

You can alter the frequency of your brainwaves by listening to anything from binaural beats (brainwave entrainment) to music. For instance, if you want to experience a relaxing, soothing dream, listen to relaxing, soothing music. It will put you in the right frame of mind to achieve your aim.

You can also listen to white noise, rain, ocean or other water sounds, or simply concentrate on the pure sound of a single note of the frequency you want to adopt. Relax Melodies has over 100 soothing sounds, which you can mix and layer, including several binaural beats. You might actually discover that what you listen to finds its way into your dreams!

Go to sleep with a pleasant scent.

It’s been said that smelling roses before sleeping has been said to promote lovely dreams, while the scent of rotten eggs, unsurprisingly, does the opposite result. Smells have an effect on us in our waking time and are equally potent when we are asleep. While you’ll want to avoid unpleasant odors before going to bed, if a certain scent makes you feel great, smell it just before going to sleep or have an aromatherapy infuser running while you are sleeping. It can’t hurt and could produce a pleasant dream!

Play video games!

People who regularly play video games develop experience in controlling virtual worlds. As a result, some discover that they are good at manipulating their dreams. Lucid dreams, those in which you are in control and aware that you are dreaming, may be enhanced by playing video games. The more you practice programming your dreams, the more likely you are to achieve success. Your brain will program itself to produce results.

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References:http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/09/080923-smell-sleep.html

http://mentalfloss.com/article/54220/6-surprising-things-can-influence-your-dreams

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/02/dream-causes-things-that-influence-dreams_n_4326152.html

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