We’re going to discuss one of the key sleep commands you’ll need to master if you’re looking to experience lucid dreams on a regular basis. It’s called the stop, drop and roll command.
The stop, drop and roll command enables you to do something incredible. You can hack your brain and force it to begin a lucid dream. And once the lucid dream begins, you can do absolutely anything you want to do.
So, whether you’re looking to experience your wildest fantasies (and yes – that definitely includes flying!) or you just want to learn more about your subconscious (guess what – you can do that too!), lucid dreaming could hold the answers you need. Let’s get started by learning more about this intriguing stop, drop and roll command, shall we?
What is the stop, drop and roll command?
Put simply, the stop, drop and roll command is a command which makes your body first ask whether you want to fall asleep, and then enables you to say “yes”, I do want to fall asleep.
And hey presto, it’s time for the dream to begin. Many people find that they need a way to fall asleep quickly and effectively. It’s no use focussing on what you can do in lucid dreams if you’re struggling to fall asleep at all.
Many factors can influence us as humans and cause us to struggle with our sleep patterns. Perhaps you’re under a lot of pressure at work, or family commitments are causing you to become stressed? When we experience pressurised situations like this, we can find ourselves unable to fall asleep when we’d like to. In situations like these, the stop, drop and roll command become particularly useful. So, would you like to learn how to do it?
How to use the stop, drop and roll command
The first thing you need to know when learning the stop, drop and roll command is how to operate your mind and body independently from each other. This might sound tricky, but it’s really not. It’s something we do all the time.
Just think, how many times does your heart beat every day without you ever having to tell it do so? How many times do you breathe in and out without ever giving it a second thought? This is an example of mind-body independence.
With sleep, it’s a similar idea. While we’re sleeping we can confidently say that our mind is sleeping too. But our body? Our body isn’t quite sure what’s happening! So, it goes without saying that our body doesn’t know when we want to enter a state of sleep paralysis which can help to facilitate your lucid dreams.
When you master the stop, drop and roll command you’ll be able to speak to your mind and body independently. This gives us amazing control over our subconscious, body and mind. You need to learn how to speak to your body to ensure that it reacts in the way that you want it to. From there, you’ll be able to command your body to fall asleep. And it’ll do just what you want it to!
Giving your body the roll signal
To begin using the stop, drop and roll command to fall asleep, you’ll need to first focus on becoming very relaxed. You can use meditation to do this, or you can simply concentrate on making your body very still, utilising a calm and relaxed environment where your mind is allowed to wander.
If you make yourself still for a very long period of time, your body will start to think that your mind is asleep. Your body then sends a signal to your brain, to check if it’s asleep. It tells the brain to roll over. That’s why you often get an urge to roll over when you’re drifting off to sleep!
If the roll signal doesn’t get through to the brain then the body becomes confident that the mind has indeed gone to sleep. This is one of the potential pitfalls of the stop, drop and roll command. If you roll over when you get the urge to, then the body knows the mind is awake. You need to resist this urge when it occurs and simply focus on relaxing and ignoring the urge to roll over. The more relaxed you are, the easier this will be.
The Different Forms of Roll Signal
Roll over signals come in a few different forms. If you relax quickly and find yourself easily drifting away, this is called a fast relax. The fast relax is great, it means you’re quickly experiencing the stop, drop and roll signal.
1: The Slow Relax
By contrast, the slow relax happens when a person isn’t relaxed enough. So, if you’re tense, anxious or stressed you might find yourself experiencing this one. When you’re in the midst of a slow relax, the urge to roll over becomes ever more powerful.
You might really struggle to ignore it! Of course if you’re far too tense your body will never properly relax at all, and the command won’t work. So make sure you’re calm and ready before attempting this command if you want to make sure you succeed.
2: The Urge Surge
An urge surge is an interesting case where the body emits a signal which might seem to you as if it’s appearing out of nowhere! This urge can be strong, just as it is in the case of a slow relax, but it typically will only last for three or four seconds.
So, if you can resist the urge for this short period of time, you’ll find yourself going straight into the state that’s perfect for lucid dreaming: sleep paralysis. A word of warning though, if you’re not relaxed enough when the urge surge begins, you might find yourself entering a partial sleep paralysis. That’s not what we want when we’re hoping to achieve the perfect lucid dream state. So, once again, we must remind you. Relaxation is key before you start any of these exercises!
3: The quick switch
The last signal we’re going to discuss is called quick switch. A quick switch is the ultimate aim when you’re trying to perfect the urge surge. The quick switch, as its name suggests, is a speedy way to get yourself on the road to lucid dreaming.
It happens fast and it helps you to achieve the perfect state of sleep paralysis, from where you can enjoy lucid dreaming and all the benefits that this dream state provides. The quick switch occurs when you’re really tired and your body is willing you to go to sleep, or if you’ve only recently woken up and your body is completely relaxed. Most likely you’ve just had a short nap and you’re still feeling drowsy and totally calm.
Is it time to find out more?
Lucid dreaming is an incredible experience and one we’d definitely recommend you try! Download our FREE PDF guide today to get started. You’ll love the possibilities of lucid dreams and the amazing benefits these unique dreams will provide you with.