I started my lucid dreaming experiments, with inducing my sleep and dream phases with different methods while being asleep. My main goal was to finally dream lucid and see what outer influences can have on my sleep and dreams. For first experiment build up on the idea of a dreaming buddha machine.The Buddha Machine is a small plastic box that plays meditative music. As I knew that a normal sleep cycle consists of 4 phases and last around 90 min, I thought about ways to induce my REM sleep phases at that specific time. A very simple prototype played different sounds every 90 mins. I tried it out with my own recorded voice, good night stories, binaural beats and sound waves as well as other sonic textures that should guide me into lucid dreams.
Most of these methods did disturb or even wake me up more than actually put me into a lucid dream state.