How to Lucid Dream Easily

What's the best way to learn how to lucid dream easily?

I wish I knew the answer to this when I first started learning. It took testing many different techniques over the years to discover this gem that I'm about to share with you. It might not be the easiest method for you, but it is for me.

The Timer Method

This method requires a digital timer (or app). The one that I use is a free Android app called Timers4Me. It looks like this:

Unfortunately, it isn't available on the App Store, so if you have an iPhone you'll have to look around for one with both of these features:

  • Customizable alarm duration. The timer needs to be able to stop on it's own, without you having to press anything.
  • Repeat. You want the timer to be able to repeat its alarm every 12 minutes or so.

You can also try to find a cooking timer that has these features.

Once you've got your timer, here's how to lucid dream easily:


Set your timer to repeat at least 7 times every 12 minutes. Set the timer alarm to go off for 4 seconds and then stop each time. Make sure the alarm isn't too loud to startle you. Test it once, then set it by your bedside for when you'll need it in the morning.

Step 1

Set your regular alarm to wake up after 7.5 hours of sleep.

This works best if you can set aside time to sleep in. If you can't sleep in, wake up after 6 hours of sleep.

Step 2

Stay in bed, and start your timer that you have already preset. Then fall back to sleep.

Step 3

When the timer goes off after 12 minutes, don't move or open your eyes. The timer will stop after 4 seconds on its own.

The goal is to trick your body into thinking that it's still asleep by not moving, but keeping your mind alert. 

If you move or it doesn't work, simply fall back asleep and try again at the next alarm. You have 6 more tries.

Note: This takes a little practice, but works like magic when you get it.

Step 4

If you successfully trick your body into staying asleep, keep your mind alert and you will transition into a Wake Induced Lucid Dream (WILD).



  • You can always tweak the timer settings. Sometimes, adjusting the alarm volume a little softer and/or increasing the spacing from 12 minutes to 20 minutes (or even lowering it to 8) can help. Make it work for you.
  • Even though you are keeping your eyes closed, if you move them under your eyelids that will alert your body that you are awake.
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