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Help and How to

Check out the pages below for help on using the app.

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Quick start guide

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Known issues

Here’s a list of known issues with the app: Accelerometer malfunction/ ROM acting up Update: I’ve traced the issue to garbage collection issue and some sort of a memory leak. I’m not sure what is causing the leak, it may be the Lucid Dreaming App or some other app running in the background. Here’s what’s …

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Install the App

At the present moment, the Lucid Dreaming App only works on Android phones. The app can be obtained through the Android market here, free of charge! There are no ads in the app. Please download the app and give it a try. If you find it useful, pass the word, lets bring lucid dreaming into …

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Calibrate the App

Calibrating the device is easy. Start by examining your bed for a “safe” spot, where the phone can be left for the night. It has to be on your mattress. Next, find a source of power to keep the phone charging through the night.     Quick Calibration This option is the quickest and easiest. …

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Record an effective voice reminder

How sound influences you: Please watch this short video to get a sense of how sound may affect you. Apparently speech is not the best way, and the bandwidth to process speech in a dream may be too limited to comprehend speech. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2ZmZww/www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_the_4_ways_sound_affects_us.html/ The Lucid Dreaming App can use a variety of cues to help …

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Recognize you are dreaming

Externally Induced Lucid Dreaming EILD Lucid Dreaming App falls into the category of Externally Assisted Lucid Dream induction devices (EILD). Here’s some more information on the EILD method. There are currently two methods of delivering the external cue into the dream through the app. The first one relies on extended periods of inactivity – the …

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Get the data for your own sleep experiments!

If you want to run your own scientific experiment on lucid dreaming and need data, the Lucid Dreaming App offers you a variety of options. It can save data in a standard comma separated log, which is very easy to process in spreadsheet applications.  This log can be found in SD Card/Application Data/Lucid Dreaming App. …

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Customize the App for Maximum Effectiveness

You are a unique individual! Your bed, sleep setting and sleep habits are unique. This is why  the Lucid Dreaming App comes loaded with options for you to tweak your way to success. Here’s a brief overview of some of the options available for the app. Play voice reminders – this enables or disables all …

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Detect Sleep Cycles

Using history to Detect sleep cycles. Sleep cycles are 90-110 minutes in duration, and at the end may be interrupted by a brief awakening. Consider the image below: (Here’s a hypnogram showing sleep stages, courtesy of Wikipedia) Lucid dreaming app accurately captures the intensity of user’s activity throughout the night. As the user becomes more …

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Tweak App Sensitivity

The app is based on Actigraphy according to Cole’s sleep scoring algorithm.  It is based around the number of activity counts in the previous 4 minutes and 2 minutes in the future. As such, the app can only score sleep 2 minutes in the past. The scaling constant described in the algorithm is set by …

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Analyze Data

  Lucid dreaming app revolves around two processes: collect data and analyze data. To help facilitate analysis, the tool automatically plots the data for you. Here’s an explanation on how to work with the graph viewer activity.           Axis and series Sleep score – Values less than 1 indicate sleep, otherwise …

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Work with history

This is a placeholder for the history manual. More info can be found in this post

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How Smart Timer Works

What is Smart Timer? Many lucid dreamers are familiar with the concept of setting alarms to go off in the middle of the night in order to practice lucid dream induction. Smart Timer is an attempt at playing reminders closer to the expected REM period by: Analyzing past historical data and creating a list of …

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Configure Smart Timer

Configuring the smart timer Smart Timer’s principle of operation is described here. To configure the smart timer you need a rough guess of when your REM periods  occur I estimate REM happens before the dream ends in awakening. So if I have a history of dream events as the one shown above, I can try …

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Lucid Dreaming App WILD Gesture starts/stops the WILD Timer

Configure WILD Timer

WILD stands for Wake Induced Lucid Dream, and there are many variations of this technique. It is strongly recommended to read at least one tutorial on WILD in order to understand the process. WILD timer is intended to help you with your WILD attempts. Here’s how it works: Wild timer is intended to play voice …

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