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  • Night Terrors | Sleep Terrors
    them appear so vividly in my bedroom left an imprint on my mind It took some convincing before I would finally wake up and accept that there was never anything there In severe cases doctors prescribe anti depressant drugs like Klonopin Tofranil or Valium However there are natural remedies available withought prescription such as St John s Wort mainly used for depression mild anxiety and sleep problems due to its sedative effects please read up on dosage and interactions here first L Theanine mainly used for anxiety preventing dementia and treating high blood pressure again be sure to read up on L Theanine before taking it yourself If you or your child suffers from sleep terrors you can try the following relaxation methods to prevent the build up of anxiety which often leads to the attack Unwind Before Sleep Give your child time to unwind at the end of a busy day before sending them to bed Run them a warm bath play peaceful music and snuggle up with a book before bed Cool Down Make sure the bedroom is not overly hot in the summer as this can exacerbate an episode Leave the window open a crack and give them lightweight pajamas Avoid PJs with feet Play Music It helps to fall asleep to the sound of soothing music which aids the transition between each phase of sleep when the parasomnia occurs It can also create good mental imagery to relax your mind as you fall asleep Herbal Remedies Take a Chamomile capsule an hour before bed In chronic sufferers it may take a week to see a reduction in night terrors but this is a reliable herbal remedy that is less habit forming than prescription drugs Essential Oils Scents are highly evocative so try a relaxing essential oil like Lavender to calm yourself and ensure the aroma sticks around until morning Be especially prepared for night terrors to recur in unusual circumstances such as sleeping while jet lagged or severely sleep deprived or sleeping in a new location either the bed has moved or you re in a different house altogether Another way to reduce the stress that causes sleep terrors is to seek out counseling to release any negative anxieties that may be to blame The night terrors may be linked to phobias or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD so dealing with the root of the anxiety is a good way to treat this condition that goes bump in the night For a more in depth look at treating the root cause see my article on How I Dealt with Night Terrors Share email facebook tumblr twitter reddit google pinterest Your Gateway to Lucid Dreams Some people dream to sleep Others sleep to dream Start now About the author Rebecca Turner is the creator of World of Lucid Dreaming where she offers valuable first hand insights Learn more about Rebecca Take her home study program Connect with her on Facebook Twitter and the lucid dream forum Latest

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  • How I Dealt with Night Terrors
    cured of my arachnophobia He talked me into a trance and showed me different ways of looking at spiders such as personifying them or hearing the Looney Tunes music whenever I saw one Later that day I managed to touch a small spider in my bathroom and convinced myself I was cured But it wasn t long before I met another creepy crawly and felt the intense and irrational fear return I tried to remain calm but felt it was really just a fake front Hypnosis wasn t going to do it for me on this occasion Janet explained that the hypnosis hadn t really cured my phobia only suppressed it on a conscious level So we dug into the technique which was really like an intense self guided meditation a series of memories that let specific feelings erupt from deep down and released the anxieties I felt really good afterwards The very next day I found a White tailed spider in my living room Normally this sight would create a physiological reaction increased heart rate release of adrenaline acute anxiety but this time nothing happened I was as calm as a field of snow I tried to feel anxious and tried to feel disgust but it just didn t bother me Instead I did something I d never done with a spider that big let alone a bitey one I got a glass trapped it and chucked it out the window I felt nothing Night Curiosities It was several months before I had another night terror This time it was quite different I woke up with a jolt involuntarily saying Oh my God and saw hanging in the air a ball of knotted black cotton Not a spider Just something vaguely resembling a spider but otherwise altogether innocuous The night terror if we can still call it that had had the life sucked out of it This trend continued sporadically and instead of waking up screaming and seeing spiders in my eyeline I d wake up with a gasp and see a ball of knotted cotton hovering in front of my face After a few seconds it would disappear I talked further with a psychologist friend who had experience in treating PTSD He explained how I could re program my emotional reactions staying calm in the face of increasing exposure to the stressful stimulus With practice I believe this helped along with a changing perspective on life to reduce the night terrors to an even greater exent By 2011 even the cotton spiders stopped showing up I would only wake up in the night to see what I always interpreted as rips in the fabric of space time That was kind of loopy They intrigued me more than anything else as I calmly hallucinated small interdimensional tears hovering in my bedroom By the time I tried to touch them they had disappeared For the record they were silvery gray a bit like cobwebs Final Thoughts Perhaps night terrors are

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  • The Man Who Never Slept
    Amazingly Thai insists that his sleep deprivation gives him no physical symptoms now in his sixties he is still able to carry two 110 lb sacks of rice more than 2 miles to his house every day Over the years Thai has tried many medications and traditional folk remedies to cure his insomnia Nothing worked Doctors who have examined him say he is in good health albeit with a slightly weakened liver function This could be related to his sleep deprivation or linked with his diet or even the number of sleeping pills he s taken over the years into order to lose consciousness In 2006 Thai told Thanh Nein News I don t know if the insomnia has impacted on my health or not but I m still healthy and I can do the farm work normally like others Scientists are yet to study Ngoc Thai in any detail However one specialist Dr Wadhwa says the explanation could be in perception Wadhwa believes that some insomniacs just can t tell the difference between sleep and wakefulness The subject may feel they are merely resting when in actuality they are sleeping he says They may also be having micro naps very short naps lasting minutes The Story of Ines Fernandez How about the woman who never slept Back in the 1970s it was reported that a Spanish woman named Ines Fernandez had not slept for more than 30 years Incidentally despite suffering from total sleep deprivation Fernandez did not suffer from Fatal Familial Insomnia Her story began in the summer of 1943 Fernandez was standing at the door of her cottage near Caceres in southwest Spain watching a religious procession pass by I suddenly yawned and a searing pain went through my head she said and since then I have never slept I have taken thousands of pills and medicines and consulted many doctors but nothing has been of any use There were long agonizing nights sitting in my armchair next to the bed watching my husband sleep soundly Now he s gone and I can t stand the terrifying loneliness of the night At 57 Fernandez lost her husband and became increasingly nervous and frustrated It prompted specialists in London and New York to help find a cure for her total insomnia In her 30 years without sleep Fernandez was treated by a neurosurgeon Dr Padios Abril who said I have never known a case like this I now think an operation would be useful but it would have to be in England or America where such specialist clinics exist The doctor described her condition as chronic cholecystitis inflammation of the gall bladder and total insomnia adding that the sleep section of the brain appeared to permanently impaired Final Thoughts Whether total sleep deprivation is caused by fever illness genetic mutation or psychological disorder it remains an exceptionally rare condition However if you feel you are suffering from persistent insomnia see your doctor Not only is sleep vital to

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  • How To Sleep Better: Top 10 Tips for Better Sleep
    want to pass out Some people like to have a light snack about an hour before bed so as not to sleep on an empty stomach Also try a cup of herbal tea to relax jittery nerves Always empty your bladder before bed so it doesn t wake you up during the night and disturb you Sleep Tip 7 Keep Your Bedroom Cool We all have an optimum room temperature for better sleep so make sure yours isn t too hot or too cold Wear enough layers to bed in the winter and switch your thick duvet to a light sheet in the summer It s better to be slightly on the cooler side so you can wrap up warmer if you need to Sleep Tip 8 Don t Lay Awake for More Than 30 Minutes If you re tossing and turning in bed unable to get to sleep for whatever reason don t torture yourself for more than 30 minutes Get up and go do something to occupy your mind You ll eventually feel sleepy enough to fall back into bed Sleep Tip 9 Don t Stress If You Can t Sleep Don t lay in bed worrying about the fact that you can t get any sleep It s likely that your mind is already buzzing with thoughts so stressing about how to sleep better will make things worse Try listening to some isochronc tones to silence your mind chatter and create a relaxing meditation After that visualize a lucid dream intention Sleep Tip 10 Ask About Unusual Sleep Behaviors Ask your partner if you ever snore temporarily stop breathing talk shout or move about a lot during sleep It could be that you have a sleep disorder ranging from sleep deprivation to sleep apnea to REM sleep disorder that is preventing you from enjoying good quality sleep See a doctor and you may discover how to sleep better for good Share email facebook tumblr twitter reddit google pinterest Your Gateway to Lucid Dreams Some people dream to sleep Others sleep to dream Start now About the author Rebecca Turner is the creator of World of Lucid Dreaming where she offers valuable first hand insights Learn more about Rebecca Take her home study program Connect with her on Facebook Twitter and the lucid dream forum Latest Extraordinary fantasy art by Jeremiah Morelli Jeremiah Morelli is a whimsical fantasy artist and visual storyteller He places conceptual fairytale creatures in vivid dreamscapes to capture the imagination He s also a school teacher and amazingly finds the time and motivation to create this huge gallery of artwork Such light and dark fairytale paintings make beautiful places to visit in your lucid dreams Latest 12 awesome Inception style dreamscapes Inspired and named for the notion of Flatland artist and photographer Aydin Buyuktas has created a series of works where a space of surprises creates a space that creates surprises Based on photos of Istanbul Buyuktas explains We live in places that most

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  • Is Mutual Dreaming Possible?
    better Seek out your meshing partner in the dream and have a lucid conversation with them When you wake up write down all the details of the dream including the time you think it happened Compare notes with your partner and see how many dream symbols you can match Don t influence each other s dream reports or change your recollection to fit their story If you both report a dream conversation pay particular attention to the details This would be a nice example of a pre arranged meshing dream There is nothing paranormal about this experiment it is essentially a form of dream incubation It s a pretty good demonstration of how our thoughts and experiences influence our dreams even more so when these are compelling or novel experiences Experiment 2 Meeting Dreams Find a meeting dream partner If you have friends who lucid dream invite them to try this experiment with you Or you can seek out out others at our lucid dreaming forum The goal is to have a lucid dream at the same time on the same date and both remember to enact the meet up Select a location to meet up in If you both live locally you might choose a familiar place like a park or town center Otherwise choose a famous meeting spot like Stone Henge or the Eiffel Tower Make sure you know your destination in detail so you both have the same location to meet in mind If you do both visit the same location in your lucid dream it could simply be a meshing dream a coincidence so you need to go one step further by having an unpredicted conversation Share something you ve never told them before or make up a code word on the spot By reporting the same unique conversation you would generate anecdotal evidence for mutual dreaming that could warrant further investigation Final Thoughts When you re exploring a paranormal phenomenon such as mutual dreaming remember to record as much data as you can and to be objective This means trying to rationalize events as much as you can before jumping to conclusions It s all too easy to trick ourselves into false beliefs which may be much more exciting than writing off results as coincidence But that does not lead us to greater truth One of the brilliant things about lucid dreaming is that it enables us to explore the dreaming mind in a way no other research method can I urge all lucid dreamers to help science gain a greater understanding of the human mind including the possible existence of mental phenomena like mutual dreaming Share email facebook tumblr twitter reddit google pinterest Your Gateway to Lucid Dreams Some people dream to sleep Others sleep to dream Start now About the author Rebecca Turner is the creator of World of Lucid Dreaming where she offers valuable first hand insights Learn more about Rebecca Take her home study program Connect with her on Facebook Twitter

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  • What is The Evidence for Dream Telepathy?
    as their major dream theme I d call into question the broad nature of the target material It seems to me far too vague and general to transmit images of all different kinds of birds both real and mythical It s a scattershot approach You may be impressed that the first receiver dreamed of a phoenix but this was one of many birds making the chance odds of a successful match much higher That s the problem with probabilities though Most people find them extremely difficult to comprehend rationally and even the most skeptical individuals feel an instinctive need to attach meaning to events of pure coincidence To help overcome this chance effect the target transmission should be specific and measurable For instance two blackbirds fighting over a wooden peg Now we re getting specific If a dreamer reported two blackbirds fighting over a wooden peg it would be much harder to put down to coincidence and therefore much better evidence of dream telepathy This kind of result of course would need to be readily repeatable to prove the existence of dream telepathy Other Dream Telepathy Experiments There are other examples we can draw from this 10 year study detailed in the book Dream Telepathy Experiments in Nocturnal ESP However I do urge a skeptical mindset when considering the results In the book Ullman and Krippner muse on why the phenomenon first appeared in therapy sessions They explain that the therapy couch is one of the few places in Western culture where dreams are widely discussed and taken seriously They suggest that simple act of recording and remembering our dreams can bring awareness to such paranormal occurrences I m definitely on board with the idea of taking our dreams seriously or at least understanding that they can be personally significant I believe there is a solid place for dreamwork in psychological therapy and focusing on our dreams can bring all kinds of issues into focus Of course lucid dreaming allows us the ability to actively seek out specific information in our dreams while consciously aware in the moment Whether that s intended in a therapeutic or a paranormal nature is up to you Peace Moe Peace So far dream telepathy experiments leave a lot to be desired Lucid dreamers just might be able to change that Here s an example of suspected telepathy during a lucid dream In Robert Waggoner s book he shares the story of Moe in which a simple but unpredictable action in his lucid dream world became unconsciously implanted into her waking reality I m inside a restaurant or bar enjoying a feeling of lucid euphoria when I see my friend Moe come inside Trying to make some impact on her I get the idea to make a peace sign with my fingers I say Look Moe do you see this peace sign Every time you see it it can make you become lucid you ll know you re dreaming Again I put the peace sign

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  • Top 10 Unexplained Mysteries of The World
    OBE then is a lucid dream which is initiated from an awareness of lying in bed Instead of throwing our awareness right into a fanciful dreamworld we become absorbed in the process of falling asleep consciously We become aware of sleep paralysis aka REM atonia which prevents the body from acting out its dreams And we project our dream self into the bedroom by rolling or floating out ghost like The instinctive interpretation is that we have projected out of body but this fallacy is overcome when you recreate the experience for yourself in the context of a lucid dream Indeed many famous out of body explorers use identical techniques to go out of body as we lucid dreamers use to enter the dreamworld Out of body explorers have long tried to prove the validity of their experience by trying to obtain data from faraway locations Unfortunately nothing truly definitive has been recorded under verifiable conditions Unexplained Mystery 6 Pyramid Power As unexplained mysteries go the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt really are something special We still don t really know how the Egyptians built the largest pyramid of all known as the Great Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu some 5 000 years ago Remember this was even before the invention of the wheel The Pyramid of Cheops is the size of a 40 storey building and covers an area big enough to fit 10 football fields in it More than 2 million stone blocks were used to make the pyramid each weighing 2 5 tons and cut from a distant limestone quarry on the other side of the Nile Experts reckon it took 400 000 men some 20 years to complete Engineering feats aside I d like to examine the unexplained mystery of Pyramid Power In the 1940s a French hardware dealer spotted some mummified animals exactly one third up the height of the Pyramid of Cheops The remarkable thing was they showed no signs of decomposition He deduced that the pyramid shape was responsible for preserving them Later a Czech radio engineer claimed to conduct an experiment in which he placed a brand new razor blade inside a 1 1 000 scale model of Cheops He aligned his pyramid on a north south axis exactly like the real thing After getting 50 shaves from the razor he was forced to conclude that it was only getting sharper from being inside the pyramid It took him 10 years to obtain a patent for this device which he claims still has no scientific explanation today But is it a genuine unexplained mystery or an embellishment of the truth an anecdotal claim that can t be replicated This is another way that stories become legends which because they are so famous people believe there simply must be something to it But how are people harnessing Pyramid Power today Well they aren t If Pyramid Power did create a real observable effect it would be certainly have been commercialized Unexplained Mystery 7 The Mayan 2012 Prophecy According to many New Age believers the 2012 prophecy states that the world as we know it will end on December 21 2012 This is not a new phenomena as landmark dates draw near end of the world theories creep out of the woodwork with astonishing popularity People love this Armageddon stuff And yet we re still here I don t consider 2012 to be one of the true unexplained mysteries far from it Yet many people are really into this one So let s look at the idea more closely The theory is based on the idea that when the ancient Mayans plotted our position in the Milky Way they created a special astrological calendar And on the Winter Solstice in the Northern hemisphere in 2012 the Earth would pass into a new astrological phase and something dramatic would happen Many people have interpreted that as the world ending Unfortunately for Mayan fans there is no real life evidence to support the idea that the alignment of planets in relation to distant star constellations viewed from our Earthly perspective has anything to do with day to day changes in your personal life It s about as scientifically reliable as reading your horoscope Don t get me started Professional Mayan scholars report that there is no evidence to show that the Mayans ever made any kind of doomsday prophecy Merely that calendars keep track of the passage of time they do not predict the future So the Mayan calendar like all calendars simply had to end somewhere Not only does it end but it begins again in a new cycle just as your calendar ends on December 31 and begins again on January 1 While your life may come to an abrupt end any day without warning there is very little you can do about it One thing is for sure our society like all civilizations before us is doomed to postulate over end of the world mysteries with gusto Unexplained Mystery 8 Stonehenge Stonehenge is one of the greatest unexplained mysteries of the world It s certainly no hoax estimated to be more than 5 000 years old and is probably the most important prehistoric monument in the whole of Britain When you visit Stonehenge you ll find yourself driving for miles through rolling hills and countryside until suddenly you catch sight of this bizarre structure There s an eerie feel to the area around Stonehenge and for thousands of years it has soon silently giving away few clues as to the meaning of its existence Excavations have revealed that Stonehenge was built in four stages First a series of holes were dug around 3 100 BC for religious ceremony Then more than 1 000 years later the most dramatic stage of building took place Huge bluestones from mountains in Wales were lugged more than 240 miles to the Stonehenge site Why would anyone do this in the age before the wheel And how would

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  • What Will Happen in 2012? The Truth About 2012 Predictions
    000 years But definitely not within the timeframe of 2012 Even if a reversal were to occur it will likely not cause us harm If polar shifts were deadly it would show up in the fossil record as numerous mass extinctions since the beginning of life on Earth which it hasn t What Will Happen in 2012 Hoax 5 Solar Storms Perhaps the most credible theory of all is solar storms And yet it still doesn t spell the end of life as we know it The sun has regular peaks and troughs of activity with peaks occurring about every 11 years In the past solar flares occurring during the peak period have caused some disruption of satellite communications but these days engineers are building electronics that are protected from most solar storms There is no denying the next peak in solar activity will occur in 2012 2014 but it is expected to be an average cycle In any case we are well prepared for solar flares and these should be no different from any other period in history Religion s Role in Doomsday Hoaxes If all the 2012 doomsday theories can be so easily discredited then why on Earth are we so whipped up into a frenzy over it This is down to human instinct to be constantly on the lookout for threats to our survival and to wonder about where our future is leading Some religious leaders exploit this trait to create fear and develop a devout following People who are depressed and lost in the world are especially vulnerable to this kind of propaganda they find comfort in the thought of the rapture ending their Earthly pain and taking them to a better place Unfortunately people become believers in 2012 for lack of critical thinking They jump on the bandwagon and feel safer special even to be one of the ones who saw it coming Of course their doomsday project will fall flat one day but until then believers will pour a whole lot of energy into this egregious hoax The Media s Role in Doomsday Hoaxes What if you re not religious but still feel an emotional tug every time someone mentions December 21 2012 Then you are a victim of the sensationalist media For the same human instinct described above you thrive on the idea of knowing your future however apocalyptic it may be If your life isn t quite happy enough in it s current form you are excited by the idea of society s collapse and a fresh start for all those who survive This kind of existence is glorified by post apocalyptic movies like Waterworld Resident Evil Zombieland and others Meanwhile Hollywood latches onto pseudo science to create end of the world scenarios in an attempt to create action packed movie plots Which of these Hollywood movies have contributed to your fear of 2012 Knowing 2012 The Core Armageddon Deep Impact The Day After Tomorrow Are you willing or unwilling to separate

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