Recently, for the first time, I realized that I was dreaming as I was having the dream. This was due to critical thinking - which usually doesn't happen in dreams. We'll look at why lucid dreaming and critical thinking might go hand in hand.
Lucid dreaming is when you're dreaming, but you're aware of it. Theoretically, you could get to a point where you can control you the dream. It's a tricky process, but to help it along, Will Finucane built a pair of lucidity-inducing goggles.
There's a Lucid Dream Machine sleeping mask on Instructables that pulses LEDs in your eyelids four hours after you fall asleep, waking you up just enough to notice your dreams and control their outcomes. The mask requires a fair bit of soldering and programming experience, so it isn't for DIY luddites like me. Which…