Dream Programming for Less with the Use of Vouchers
I’ve previously written about lucid dreaming on this blog as it’s an interest of mine, but recently I’ve been getting more into dream programming. It’s another area where you can use supplements to help you achieve your dream goals, and I’ve included some vouchers to help you save on those below. But first, I wanted to go over what dream programming is.
Dream Programming vs. Lucid Dreaming
This questions comes up a lot: what is the difference between lucid dreaming and dream programming? They are similar, in both cases you are using a variety of techniques to try and influence your dreams. However, their ultimate goals are different. In lucid dreaming, the goal is to be aware that you are in a dream state and therefore able to control the dreams reality. Most people have had at least once experience where they realized that they were dreaming. Sometimes it’s a bit traumatic, like willing yourself to wake up from a nightmare. Other times it can be fun and exciting, realizing that you can bend reality around yourself like Neo in The Matrix. Lucid dreamers are typically looking for the latter experience, although lucid dreaming has also been used to deal with recurring nightmares, particularly ones that have been brought on by trauma.
Dream programming on the other hand is a little bit different, in this case the person wants to dream about something specific but it doesn’t matter if they realize that they are dreaming or not. Why do people want to do this? There are many examples in both arts and sciences of people having ideas that led to revolutionary breakthroughs in a dream. We’ll get to the science behind why that is below. Sometimes it’s more simple, a person wants to have a dream about a loved one who has passed so that they can see them again. Or perhaps you used to have dreams about flying as a child, and you’d like to experience that again. With dream programming you are looking to influence the content of your dreams by doing specific things before falling asleep, which is different from lucid dreaming where the goal is to realize you are dreaming and then influence the dream as it is happening.
Save on Dream Enhancing Supplements by Using Vouchers
There are a lot of supplements out there that claim to be a sleep aid or induce luci dreaming, so you need to be careful and really do your homework. Especially if you are on any kind of medication, please speak with your doctor or pharmacist first before taking anything. Even if it is a natural supplement there can be an adverse reaction with the medication you are taking. One thing I would advise that everyone avoid whether they are on medication or not is galantamine. This is not a supplement but a drug that is typically used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, and while studies have shown that it can induce greater control over your sleep and lucid dreaming it can also have serious side effects. It’s also not available without a prescription in the United States.
Since we are looking to engage in dream programming rather than lucid dreaming, there are two supplements I would recommend for most people that are both available over the counter in the United States. I want to state again though, please check with a medical professional first if you are on any type of medication. The first supplement is simply vitamin B-6 as that can improve your dream recall. Part of dream programming is training yourself to do it, and that will be easier to do if you can remember your dreams. If you don’t remember what you dreamed about the night before, it will be difficult to know if the techniques you are using worked or not. The second supplement I would recommend is melatonin, as research has shown it can give you more vivid dreams. Start with a very small dose and then increase as needed. Vitamin B-6 is usually not all that expensive, but melatonin can be on the pricier side. Both can be purchased from online vitamin & supplement shops, or even websites like Amazon. Always search for a voucher code first, you can usually get 15% to 30% off the listed price and possibly free shipping as well.
What are the Benefits of Dream Programming?
Some people might be wondering what the point of dream programming is. You can’t control what is happening in the dream since you don’t realize you are asleep, so what is the benefit? As I mentioned above, sometimes it’s a simple as just wanting to see a person or the pleasurable feeling of a dream where you can fly. However one of the best benefits of dream programming is that you can get your brain to work on solving a problem or coming up with something creative for a project that you are working on while you are asleep. It seems that while you are asleep, the area of your brain that is responsible for ‘censorship’ is not as active. In this case by censorship I mean the part of your brain that might immediately discard an idea for not being logical enough.
If you want to solve a problem during sleep, you need to think about it before you fall asleep. Not in a way that stresses you out and raises your cortisol levels (thus making it difficult to fall asleep) but visualize it in your mind. You can visualize an equation you want to solve, a project you are working on, a blank canvas perhaps, or a person that you are having a relationship or communication issue with. It’s also important to not immediately jump out of bed when you wake up. Think and try to recall your dream, if it seems fuzzy or you can’t remember try to recall any feelings you had while you were sleeping. Quite often just touching on an emotion you experienced during your dream can help you to remember the details.
It might seem silly, but there are many well documented cases of great ideas coming to people ‘in a dream’. Why not put your brain to work while you are asleep since you need to rest anyways?