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steezy233



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:29 pm    Post subject: Addicted to lucid dreaming, effecting my real life. Reply with quote

I first lucid dreamed purposely about 5-6 years ago. For the past year and a half I've lucid dreamed every single night, except when I'm really drunk, I don't seem to dream then. I have a bit of an addictive personality, I smoke weed every day.

I have a sex in my dreams very often, a few times a week, and they almost always end up with an orgasm and a wet awakening later. I always just have the greatest times and see the greatest things while I'm dreaming. But it is getting harder and harder to get up in the morning. I will sleep an extra 2-3 hours after I want to wake up because I don't want to leave the dreamworld, and I find if i go to sleep while the dream is fresh in my mind still I can continue it with ease.

I have lost many jobs, and fucked up many opportunities because I couldn't get out of bed in the morning, not to mention I often wake up to the fresh smell of cum Confused . Now I am on welfare, get money from the government every month, and I sleep all the time, I have no set sleep schedule, I sleep in the day, I sleep at night, I sleep whenever I feel like it. I feel like the second my head hits the pillow I'm sucked into another world in my head. I daydream whenever I'm not sleeping, I've lost track of time. My whole world feels like a lucid dream now.
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bakufun1



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think this might be in the wrong section, but anyways just take a break from it, dont try to lucid dream and force yourself to get up in the morning. being addicted to lucid dreaming is bad for your health if your always asleep. if anything, see a docter or something and get some help.
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thebotanyofsouls



Joined: 20 May 2012
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Location: Portland, OR

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly man this is a situation where a doctor will refer you to a therapist. find one you trust who doesn't want to pump you full of antidepressants and talk it out. We talk down on people who go to therapists, but they're there for a reason - having an objective professional who understands mental health and can help guide you out of toxic thought processes is very valuable. It helped me realize I wasn't bipolar at all - simply wasn't having all my needs being met.

I'd also recommend trying to orient your lucid dreaming towards real world things. Parkour, freerunning, tricking, gymnastics, martial arts, and dance are all things you can learn lucid dreaming with zero risk of failure (injury or in the case of dance, rejection). or maybe just start asking yourself in your dreams why you crave this so much?

I'd heard of someone who used lucid dreaming to have a round robin discussion with parts of their psyche. if you're skilled enough to do it, that may also be helpful for you.

good luck.
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roman67



Joined: 31 May 2012
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don’t being addicted to lucid dreaming. It is bad for your health. And I agree with thebotanyofsouls, if you really trying to lucid dreaming then you should go for real world things.
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Lence
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it really hard to believe such an incredible tool for self-development like lucid dreaming could lead to such self-destructive behavior, but I guess anything is possible. Also, a dream orgasm usually doesn't make you physically ejaculate, but there are always exceptions. So I can't tell whether you're trolling us or not.

Anyway, if you're for real, I can only agree with the others. Seek professional help and find some purpose beyond lucid dreaming. Surely there is at least one hobby/activity that captures your imagination.
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thebotanyofsouls



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gotta be a troll. pot is a REM inhibitor, and made it almost impossible for me to recall my dreams - and I know lucid dreamers who say that they cannot smoke and induce an LD. there could be exceptions, but this is pretty far out there.
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Rox
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know lucid dreaming could be addictive, that was because you could never meet the social communication level in a lucid dream as real as in real life. You're interactions with the real life must have been miserable the last time if you are addicted to lucid dreaming. Tell us more about if you don't mind of course. Else totally go to a therapist. And re-evaluate your life, make priorities, regular schedules, and if you can't get yourself to do this, don't blame lucid dreaming but your own lack of motivation/dedication.
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HaoAsakura



Joined: 08 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What makes you think there is a "real" life and a "dream" life? That being said you should solve this issue, not because the "walking" reality is "realer" than the dream one (at least this is how I see it) but becuase its clearly affecting you in what you want to do with your life be it awake or dreaming.

Also, if you really have such a degree of control over your dreams you should really give a shot and attempt to figure there something that might improve your "real" life.
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kpkkells



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

see a doctor man. but try to milk it as much as you can, say your depressed and shit and if you get lucky the dr might perscribe weed. maybe xannax but either way, just talk to your friends and go bowling or something and remember how good it is to live. actually have sex. listen to music. hangout with friends.
my advice anyways
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Blanktheman



Joined: 29 Jul 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

steezy any progress by the way? Have you been able to sleep a bit less etc? What did you do to try help your current situation? Hope you sorted something out for yourself.
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PlanesWalker



Joined: 20 Aug 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do I get the feeling he was just jerkin us around. Whenever I smoke weed, it messes with my dreaming bad. Don't remember shit
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007jamesb41



Joined: 19 Aug 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:27 am    Post subject: Lucid dreams should transform our waking life Reply with quote

time to get touch with reality....You need to let it transform your waking life, not the other way around. You can change your life if you want to.
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007jamesb41



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:43 am    Post subject: why do drugs when you have lucid dreaming Reply with quote

practice mindfulness, and why do drugs, when Lucid dreaming is the greatest and healthiest drug out there
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Lence
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still calling BS on this one.
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Conor12



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, you shouldn't have great dream recall if you smoke too much weed, but I can relate to dream-world escapism, and life taking on a dreamy feeling. If this is true, you need to get more involved in waking life. Regulate your sleep cycle so that you feel refreshed and awake in the mornings. You need to find real life hobbies to bring you back to waking life. Lucid dreams should enrich your waking life, not consume it.
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