How To Lucid Dream In 5 MINUTES


🌙 Written by Kai Riverstone, international lucid dreaming expert and teacher. Learn how to lucid dream in 7 days or less.

Do you want to know how you can lucid dream in 5 minutes?

Controlling your dreams or lucid dreaming is pretty amazing.

Let’s not beat around the bush here. It’s incredible. It feels amazing to be able to experience anything you want but it can also be kind of confusing and difficult to learn.

So in this blog post, I’m going to teach you how to lucid dream in five minutes.

There are many resources out there. Hundreds of thousands of blogs, books, podcasts, and videos about lucid dreaming.

If you read this, you’ll get everything you need to know. I’m going to teach you exactly how to lucid dream in five minutes or less.

So to be able to lucid dream, we need to bring things back to basics.


Lucid Dream In 5 Minutes

Lucid dreaming can be difficult if you don’t get the recipe right but if you do, it would be as effortless as that baking recipe you have mastered. So how exactly do you do this right and where can we possibly go wrong? 

How Can I Lucid Dream In 5 Minutes?

As a general rule, you will be able to lucid dream in 5 minutes if you follow the full recipe or the step-by-step methods without ruining the recipe by doing even one thing wrong and sabotaging the process.

So you have to make sure that you sleep better and in line with your circadian rhythm, meditate, avoid alcohol and screens before bedtime, and have strong intentions to be able to lucid dream.

You can’t miss one thing. They all have to be right just like when you’re baking a pie. What do I mean by this?

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How To Lucid Dream Tonight

How do we lucid dream? How does it even work?

With lucid dreaming, what we’re doing is we’re training our minds to recognize that we’re dreaming while we’re still asleep.

The dreamer may get some control over the dream characters, storyline, or surroundings during a lucid dream.

It would also be very vivid. It would feel so real because, in a way, it is. You’re just in a different reality.

Many people do this wrong because they focus on the techniques and the physical stuff they have to do.

Waking up at the right time, doing the reality checks, establishing a sleep routine, and so on.

But they are doing some other things wrong so it doesn’t work.

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Stop Thinking The Technique Is Not Enough

People will think, “Oh I can just get the technique right and it’s gonna work.”

They say I can’t pass my exams if I don’t sleep but I was playing video games till 3AM and still got an A.

“What hangover? I was drinking all night but I’m alive and kicking at work.”

“Oh, don’t be such a perfectionist. It doesn’t have to be 100% perfect to work.”

Okay, cool. You can function even if you do things wrong but unfortunately, it’s not the same with lucid dreaming.

This is why I used baking as a metaphor and not cooking pasta, for example. With cooking, you can be more flexible but with baking, you mess up a measurement and you’ll end up with a pudding instead of a pie.

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Don’t Ruin The Pie

You need to think of lucid dreaming like a recipe.

Let’s say, you’re baking a pie. You follow the recipe exactly how it’s written step-by-step but then right at the end, just before you’re about to take a bite out of this pie, you pour in a cup of salt.

Now, of course, that would ruin the entire pie and you wouldn’t be able to eat any of it. Unless you have a weird preference for extremely salty foods which is very very weird.

It’s kind of the same thing, unfortunately, with lucid dreaming.

Say you follow everything step-by-step. You follow the techniques perfectly like doing your reality checks multiple times a day, your intentions are strong, and you meditate.

Then right before you go to bed, you blast your mind with mindless TikTok videos.

You scramble your mind and focus and have the blue light going into your eyes which suppresses melatonin production.

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Then it’s not going to work. You’re going to be ruining the pie. You need to have everything at least half right.

You can’t just follow the recipe perfectly and then right at the end, get drunk.

By the way, I have this blog post that you can read if you want to know how to do reality checks for lucid dreaming.

How To Lucid Dream In 5 Minutes

This is how you lucid dream in 5 minutes. Before you say that the technique may be the problem why you’re not able to lucid dream, you may be doing one of these things wrong:

1: Sleep Better

You can’t do lucid dream if you don’t sleep regularly and at the right time.

This is what I see so many beginners doing. They will think they are doing the right things and they wonder why it’s not working.

Most people don’t follow the recipe properly, they don’t even do the techniques properly.

They don’t sleep regularly and well enough.

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Then they wonder why they’re not lucid dreaming and then you dive into it and they’re actually also doing more stuff wrong.

Whether you’re attempting to lucid dream or not, sleep is an essential part of our lifestyles. We perish without sleep. Literally. No, seriously, when you don’t get enough sleep, you get sick, worried, go nuts, and finally die.

If you want to know how to improve your sleep, I have this blog post about how to sleep better at night in 7 steps.

2: Meditate

What happens when you don’t lucid dream while you’re pressured and thinking ‘IT MUST HAPPEN’? You scold yourself and tell yourself that you’re foolish or that you’re doing anything wrong. This only makes it LESS likely that you’ll have a lucid dream.

You want to lucid dream so bad and so if it doesn’t work, you’ll get frustrated or even angry.

It will not happen if you approach it in that way. Try doing it with an open mind and without hesitation.

Meditation can help you with this. It can bring in a deeper level of relaxation and a calm mind.

During meditation, you focus your attention and clear your mind of the cluttered thoughts that may be overwhelming your mind and stressing you out.

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This practice may improve both physical and mental well-being. It also raises your vibrations helping you to lucid dream faster.

Oh, I have these shifting vibrations audio tracks that could help you raise your vibrations to make lucid dreaming effortless. They’re encoded more strongly with frequencies, golden ratio, and positive energy so it’s pretty cool stuff.

3: Steer Clear Of Alcohol And Screens

If you’ve gotten into the habit of having a glass of wine before bed, think again. Of course, alcohol inhibits your rapid eye movement sleep or REM and you won’t be able to lucid dream.

Also, if you think video games will help you get sleepy then you’re screwing yourself over. ‘ll just play until I feel sleepy.”

Drinking, playing video games late, you know, not winding down before bed.

If you’re guilty of that then it’s no wonder why it’s not working. You need to follow the recipe, I would say at least 70% correctly.

You can sleep at the right time, but it still won’t work if you’re also drinking alcohol before bed.

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Stop doing things that you know are going to throw you off. If you stop doing these lucid dream sabotagers and you use the right methods and techniques, then it’s guaranteed that you will be able to lucid dream.

And this is why, through my programs like the Lucid Dreaming Bootcamp, I’m able to make such crazy guarantees that if you follow it, you will lucid dream within two weeks.

I’m not just making crazy claims, it will really help you lucid dream within two weeks. It’s a proven process and all you need to do is identify where in that process you’re messing up, where you’re throwing the cup of salt into the pie.

“Oh, it’s because I’m looking at screens two hours before bed.”

When you figure it out and stop doing it, the recipe always works. That’s the point of a recipe. If you follow it exactly, you will always get the same result.

So you will actually find the full lucid dreaming recipe in my lucid dreaming Bootcamp. So click the link above if you want to get the step-by-step recipe and lucid dream within 2 weeks.

There’s no way around this. If you follow the Bootcamp and not lucid dream, the only reason for this is if you’re throwing a cup of salt into the recipe.

So if you’re doing something that I tell you not to do, you have to be very clear about it.

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4: Be In Line With Your Circadian Rythm

If you understand the technique perfectly but you’re going to sleep at 4 AM, it’s not going to work because you’re not in line with your circadian rhythm.

So that’s one step of the recipe that you’re ruining. It’s not going to work and the same in the same way.

If you’re doing if you’re sleeping at the right time and not drinking alcohol and meditating, but you’re not in line with your body clock, it still won’t work.

Get in touch with your natural body clock. We’re animals, built to go around during the day, interact with other humans, and then seek refuge at night when it gets dark, after being physically active during the day.

So simply go back in line with it. Wake up when the sun rises and be as active as possible during the day.

Walk, play with your pets, clean the house, do your errands, work out, and do whatever makes you feel alive.

As the sky gets darker, tone down your movements. When the sun is out, get yourself prepared for bed, and please sleep way before midnight.

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5: Have A Strong Intention

If your intention is not strong, as in you don’t really intend to lucid dream, it’s not going to work.

“Oh, I don’t have time to process all those steps. Anyways, I hope I lucid dream.”

This is wrong. You have to set a clear intention that you will lucid dream tonight. 

“I normally go to bed at 4 AM. I guess I can just reduce that and go to bed at 2 AM. That would make a difference.”

“What? It didn’t work?! Maybe the technique was wrong.”

No, the technique is not wrong. You just don’t have a clear direction where you’re gonna go.

You have to be conscious of this and not just wish for it to happen mindlessly.

If that is the case, you’re just like driving a car with your eyes closed and hoping that your car takes you where you want to go.

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Where’s The Tutorial?!

I know you are probably expecting a technique, tutorial, or something in this video, especially because of the title.

But this is the kicker. If I didn’t put that in the title, you would probably not click on this. You will just go straight to the technique and keep doing the wrong things without knowing.

But everything that I said here is very important. In fact, I would recommend you read this first before going to the techniques and methods part.

Because as I said, no matter how perfectly you follow that recipe, you won’t be able to lucid dream if you do the things I talk about here. So it’s counterproductive, isn’t it?

If you do follow the proven recipe, you will lucid dream and it will be so easy. You will wonder why you ever struggled. I

It’s like baking a pie. Once you’ve mastered it, you don’t need to look at the recipe again. You can just kind of do it from muscle memory because you’ve practiced it, enough times.

So now that you’ve read this, you can go ahead and check out the actual recipe in the lucid dreaming Bootcamp. That’s where you’ll get the tutorial and techniques on how to precisely lucid dream.

how to lucid dream fast

Most people, on average, take between five days and 15 days. So that’s why I say about two weeks but most of the time it happens a lot faster.

If you follow the steps, it’s guaranteed you will get the result. If you don’t the chances are 99% certain that you have ruined the recipe at some point during your practice.


What Triggers Lucid Dreams?

When you don’t do it intentionally, lucid dreams can be triggered by external stimuli that happen when you’re in the REM sleep cycle. REM sleep is when you get the most vivid dreams because this is the sleep state when your brain is most active.

How To Lucid Dream For Beginners?

If you don’t know where to start, I highly recommend trying out this lucid dreaming BootCamp. If you don’t want to join the Bootcamp, I also have this blog post about how to lucid dream for beginners. 

What Causes Lucid Nightmares?

Lucid nightmares can be caused by a lot of things but one of the most common ones is watching too many horror movies. Having deep-seated anxiety, insecurities, trauma, and fears can also cause lucid nightmares.

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How To Lucid Dream In 5 Minutes

So, how do you lucid dream in 5 minutes?

You can lucid dream in 5 minutes if you follow the recipe correctly without ruining the pie in some way.

You have to make sure that you sleep better and in line with your circadian rhythm, meditate, avoid alcohol and screens before bedtime, and have strong intentions.

This is why I used baking as a metaphor because unlike cooking where you can be more flexible, you have to be more precise with baking.

You can just get one measurement wrong and you’ll ruin the pie already. It’s the same with lucid dreaming.

So do everything right. Don’t pour salt over your pie.

Now you’ve learned how to lucid dream in 5 minutes. Have been trying to lucid dream but you’re failing? What do you think you’re doing wrong?

Let me know in the comments!