Hi-tech gadgets for better dreaming
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By Natasha Burton
Hoping to gain a little insight into the mysteries of your subconscious mind? These new apps, sites and gadgets not only help you keep track of your dreams and make sense of their meaning, a few can even help you get closer to controlling your dreams. Read on to discover these high-tech sleeper hits.
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The Dream:ON app claims it can actually influence your dreams. To use it, you indicate which type of dream you want to have (choose from Travel the World, Wild West, 50 Shades of Grey and more) and choose a special soundtrack to help create the desired dream. Then, set your iPhone on your bed while you snooze so it can monitor your sleep pattern. When you wake up, a graph charts your nighttime movement and a fun feature allows you to tag your Facebook friends in your dreams.
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Singularity Experience is an app that actually helps you re-enter dreams after you've awakened. Just strap your phone to your wrist while you sleep, and the app tracks your sleep pattern and then uses audio, vibration and light to wake you out of a dream just enough to make you aware that you are indeed dreaming. Then, you can go back to the dream and hopefully have more of a "choose your own adventure" experience.
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Lucid dreamers are actually aware during their dreams, able to think things into being (at least in the Land of Nod.) To help non-lucid dreamers get closer to that clear-minded state, Binaural Labs has created 78-minute soundtracks that combine pink noise (a softer version of white noise), different sound frequencies and varying sound cycles that may induce a super deep sleep and heighten your subconscious.
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Chart, track and analyze your dream trends with the app Dreamboard. This tool gives you an overall sense of your dreams by revealing patterns and similarities over the course of time, so you can better interpret your nighttime reveries.
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To go a little deeper with dream interpretation, check out WhatYourDreamsMean.com, a recently launched website run by Lauri Loewenberg, Dr. Oz's top dream guru. Just type your dream into the handy box on the homepage and the site will search Loewenberg's database of over 5,000 dreams, then give you all the results that match your keywords so you can read through a variety of possible meanings.
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Learn about the meaning behind thousands of dreams with the latest dream dictionary for Android devices. You can look up the dream you had last night, or simply browse various topics to learn more about how to interpret your nightly visions within the app's quick and easy-to-use interface.
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Ever want to relive an awesome dream? Well, the soon-to-be-launched Dream Catcher app claims to be able to record and watch your dreams the next morning. (Whaaaat?) Using "neuro-programming" and two sensors that attach to your head while you sleep, the app supposedly produces grainy-quality videos of your dreams. Sounds crazy, we know. But a girl can dream.