Before we get into the technique I would like to tell you that this technique doesn't promise you any instant lucid dreams, however, you can take your time to try this out. You can take a look at the current statistics based on 11 people who tried this out. (Check it at the end of the post.)
Have you ever left your TV on during the night and you found that your dream was about the exact topic as the news on your TV? That is an example of the Sound Infiltration Technique (SIT).
The sound of the TV was as loud as it could enter your dream(s) but not as loud as it would've woken you up.
But, can we use that to get lucid?
The answer is yes and no.
You can't expect to go tonight, let the TV on and lucid dream just like that. There's a lot more to that than you might think.
In this post, you will learn how to train your brain to respond to different sounds.
THE TECHNIQUE ITSELF :
The Sound Infiltration Technique is fairly simple and can work for beginners, as well as for more advanced lucid dreamers. You need to train your brain to respond correctly to your chosen sound.
DAYTIME PRACTICE :
Step 1 - You need to choose a sound that is relaxing.
Some examples: Thunderstorms/Rain; Ceiling Fan; Gentle music etc.
Step 2 - Set a set of alarms during the day with the chosen sounds. My recommendation is to set the first one, 40-60 minutes after you wake up, then continue the rhythm for example :
1st alarm - 10:40 AM ; 2nd - 11 : 40 ; 3rd - 12/13 : 40 etc.
Step 3 - Whenever you hear the sound perform a reality test. Consider it very important.
And ask yourself if you are dreaming.
NIGHTTIME PRACTICE :
There are two ways of performing this technique :
Step 1 - As you go to bed, put your chosen sound on loop, or if you have a 8-10 hr version just use that. Play the sound and put it beside your bed.
Step 2 - After some time practicing, you'll find that the sound had infiltrated in your dream(s) and if done correctly, one should perform a reality test and as a result, become lucid.
So you will have a DILD.
You don't need to worry about your REM period since the sound goes all night, you'll be sure that it will in fact appear in your dream(s). That is a massive benefit to people who can't track their REM cycles because even though you don't know when REM occurs, the sound will still go on the whole night.
If you wake up during the night from a dream, make sure to write down the time in your dream journal since this will help to track your sleep cycle.
During a brief awakening or during a WBTB attempt or The Love Method (Both techniques are explained well on Daniel's techniques tab) , get out of bed, put your chosen sound on loop/8-10 hr version.
In this particular way of performing the SIT technique, this could end up in both DILD and WILD. If you want to use the sound as an anchor that you'll focus on while you drift off to sleep, you'll have a WILD. If you just fall asleep with the sound playing in the background, you'll have a DILD.
WHICH WAY IS MORE EFFECTIVE?
Both ways of performing the Sound Infiltration Technique are effective, however, the first way of doing it could take up to weeks, even months of practice, depending from individual to individual, BUT the first way is more reliable, meaning, you'll be sure on your way to having a lucid dream in the upcoming weeks if you keep on doing the steps correctly.
The second way, however, if done correctly, and if one has experience in WILD, it will result in fascinating very vivid lucid dreams comparing to a DILD.
Please don't over-hype things, as I mentioned that this technique could take up to months of practicing but if you get lucky, you might lucid dream in even a week of doing this.
I created this technique, for people who are having trouble lucid dreaming and it is still a very new technique so don't get too upset if the technique doesn't work.
If you have time and patience, please try this technique out!
CURRENT STATISTICS based on 11 people who tried this out :
- 1 month of practice + Sound put on loop all night for 1 month = 2-3 lucid dreams per week
- SIT combined with WBTB/The Love Method= 1/2 had a lucid dream at will after practicing for about 2 weeks.
If I have shared any misinformation in this post, please make sure to let me know. I will rapidly edit the misinformation.
Thanks for reading, Andu!
P.S. If you have any questions please make sure to leave them down below!