comprehensive built- in user manual explains

comprehensive built- in user manual explains
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Contents
Welcome ....................................................................................................................................................... 2
Home Screen Overview................................................................................................................................. 3
Starting the app. ........................................................................................................................................... 3
Beginner Mode ............................................................................................................................................. 4
App modes of operation: wristband and mattress. ...................................................................................... 5
On screen tutorials........................................................................................................................................ 6
Lucid Dreaming Gadgets: .............................................................................................................................. 7
The Biological Clock. ................................................................................................................................. 7
The Sun Arrow (orange), sunset and sunrise arrows ................................................................................ 7
The outer dial markers: reminders ........................................................................................................... 7
Habitual wake/bed time : Silver and Black arrow ..................................................................................... 8
Setting reminders...................................................................................................................................... 9
Additional controls ................................................................................................................................ 9
Manual Mode Reminders ................................................................................................................... 10
Selecting custom music reminder ....................................................................................................... 11
Customizing reminder audio ....................................................................................................................... 12
Dream journal, dream reporting and history.............................................................................................. 13
Dream History feature ................................................................................................................................ 14
How to use history for estimation of sleep cycle length: ....................................................................... 14
History detail ........................................................................................................................................... 15
Reality checking .......................................................................................................................................... 17
Simple graphs. ............................................................................................................................................. 18
Line graph analysis: estimating your Sleep Cycles. ..................................................................................... 19
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Welcome
Singularity is a lucid dreaming app with a bit of a learning curve. There are a lot of tools and gadgets that
I’ve included in an effort to save you time and energy required to learn lucid dreaming. It took me over 8
months of dedicated daily practice to be able to learn experience lucid dreams every day, at will. This
was when I discovered Dream Reentry, also known as Dream Chaining or Dream Exit Initiated Lucid
Dream(DEILD). This technique is a special brand of Wake Induced Lucid Dreaming, because the
technique takes the dreamer from the waking world into the dream world very quickly, with minimum
loss of consciousness. There are no unpleasant hallucinations and it only takes a couple minutes to
perform. The outcome is either sleep or lucid dreaming. I’m hoping to be able to teach you to do
dream reentry with the help of this app in a course of a couple weeks, rather than months.
Dream Reentry has been independently confirmed by multiple other dreamers over the years, which
makes me certain that this is the best lucid dreaming technique: it is quick, it is effective and it produces
spectacular quality of lucidity.
The catch is: to reenter a dream, you need to be rapidly awoken from a dream by an external cue. For
over 6 years I’ve tried to develop a device to induce just such a cue. Today, you are holding in your
hands the result of most of my adult life’s work. For over 3 years I’ve been teaching myself various
programming languages to be able to finally put this project together. I want you to experience true
freedom, the same way I did. I to share with you the experience of joy and fun beyond anything that this
world has to offer.
The outcome of this project is Singularity, an app that I’ve created to help myself and other dreamers
briefly awaken from a dream to be able to reenter it consciously. And this is just the beginning! The
kinds of things that iPhone lets even a mediocre developer do is mind boggling. Technology is advancing
at an unbelievably rapid pace, and I hope this means that lucid dreaming on demand is near!
The current version of the app uses Actigraphy, a very low cost study of dreamer’s motion to predict
when the dreamer is asleep: the app is placed on the mattress with the power cord plugged into your
iOS device. When the app is started, it collects your motion data and analyzes it in real time. Over the
course of the night, the activity levels fluctuate from almost no activity, very deep sleep to major activity
associated with light sleep states, getting out of bed or writing in a dream journal.
Future releases of Singularity would improve the detection accuracy by using external EEG sensors,
collecting actigraphy data from the dreamer’s wrist or fine tuning the detection algorithm.
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Reality check area
Home Screen Overview
The home screen is divided into 5 major
segments, all serving a particular purpose
1) The reality check segment,
includes a text and a digital clock
reality checks. See reality
checking chapter for more info
2) Inner and outer Dials
3) A cluster of 5 arrows and a
center button
4) Outer Dial Markers
5) Control buttons (to bring up
control panels)
Markers
Outer Dial
Inner Dial
Arrows
Starting the app.
To start the app in the singularity mode:
1) Tap the yellow button in the control
section to bring up the center panel and
make the center button active
2) Tap the center button to start the app.
3) The status indicator would turn green
Control buttons
Start Button
To stop the app:
1) tap the status indicator button
2) tap the center button
3) The status indicator would turn orange
It is important to stop the app at the end of the night to
record the time of awakening and save battery life.
Status
indicator
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preset
Beginner Mode
Beginner mode is a convenient way to try out the app
without delving into the details of the biological clock.
Simply use the indicated arrow to select a preset, as of this
writing, your choices are:
 Silent mode: sleep monitoring only
 Gentle Induction: 1 short reminder per sleep cycle
 Dream Exit: 3 short reminders per sleep cycle
 Custom: uses singularity configuration (2 reminders
per sleep cycle by default).
2. Swipe right for
instructions
When you feel comfortable enough with the app, you may switch to
“Singularity tab” – this is the full featured app
3. Start the app
Beginner dream reentry checklist:
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Start the app
If you hear an audio cue at night and it wakes you up, you are going to try to reenter your
dream consciously:
o Remain still, remain calm
o Do not open your eyes
o Recall the last scene of a faded dream
o Gently visualize the likeness of the scene in your mind
o Over 2 minutes, your mind will fill in the blanks and the scene would become more solid
o The scene will seamlessly envelop you
o Move your fingers in the dream.
o When you no longer feel your body in bed, you are free to move in a dream
o Take a look around
o Find your iPhone and check it, the digital clock would change unpredictably
o Everything around you seems so real, yet it is a dream!
o The digital clock is the only thing that certainly indicates that this is a dream
o Remain calm, don’t panic
o Walk around, explore, try superpowers.
Upon awakening, record your dreams on paper. Include places, actions and special sensations to
help you recall the dream later.
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If you normally don’t remember dreams, just tap the screen when the app is running to create a
blank dream journal entry. As you examine your sleep history over the next few days, you will
notice patterns.
Check out www.dreamviews.com/forum if you have questions about lucid dreaming, that site
has tutorials, free classes and helpful forum members who can answer your questions.
App modes of operation: wristband and mattress.
Mattress sleep monitoring is, by default, very inaccurate. It is a subject to many variations, in the
device’s distance and position from the body. The type of mattress also severely limits accuracy on some
types of stiffer mattresses. Trying to detect dreaming through a mattress is very difficult. The benefit is –
the mattress mode keeps your phone charged overnight and does not require external accessories.
As a serious lucid dreamer, I use the app in wristband mode, as it is much more accurate and allows
the app to detect dreaming up to 15 minutes prior to dream awakening. Wristband mode requires the
phone to be mounted on your wrist and running in a wristband mode. Phone will lose power when
working unplugged.
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An iPhone can work in wristband mode (screen dimmed and in airplane mode) for 9 hours and
have 20% battery life left.
An iPod can work in wristband mode for 5.5 hours and stop at 6 hours with less than 10%
battery left. This means that you can run the app in mattress mode on an iPod for the first 4.5
hours, then switch to mattress mode (no restart required), and put the iPod into your wristband.
More info on the wristband mode: http://www.youtube.com/user/LucidDreamingApp/videos
Tap to switch mode
(wristband required
for wristband mode)
Scroll down to see
confirmation message in the
console
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On screen tutorials
Tap help button
for on screen
help. Tap again to
restore interface
Tap the ? mark to hide all of the interface and show
it piece by piece, along with a short description of
what the interface element does.
The top right button shows the interface number for
the displayed configuration. In future this would
allow you to customize interface. Currently the
button is left in for symmetry purposes.
Together, the interface answers one very important
question: when will I dream next? If you can be
certain that you will dream within the next 70
minutes, this would greatly help your confidence in
your ability to experience lucid dreams.
Once you realize that predictably, 5 times a night
you wake up from dreams, you will be able to train
yourself to re-enter those dreams, extend them and
turn them into full blown lucid dreams.
Swipe left and
right to change
slides
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Lucid Dreaming Gadgets:
The Biological Clock.
Sleep cycle
boundary
We dream in predictable 90-110 minute long sleep cycles. Normally, they
start with the time you go to bed, and continue to go on over the course of
the night. To help you, the dreamer estimate how your sleep cycles develop
over the course of the night, I’ve included a 16 segment biological clock dial
with the app. Each dial segment, bordered by white lines is 90 minutes
long.The white lines help you to align your sleep onset with the white
boundary (see chapter on sleep times alignment), you will be able to pretty
accurately predict when your sleep cycles would change. The orange arrow
on the clock shows the position of the sun on the sky and also tracks the
progress through your sleep cycles. When the arrow is close to the white inner dial segment boundary,
you are in the lightest sleep, or REM sleep. From the beginning of the cycle up until about ½ of the cycle,
you are in a deeper sleep and do not dream as much. If you do, these dreams are much harder to
remember and control.
The Sun Arrow (orange), sunset and sunrise arrows
The sun arrow represents a truly analog clock, linked to your current location and day of
the year. Above the sunset/sunrise arrows is bright daylight, below is darkness. The
orange arrow tracks the position of the sun in the sky. The sun rises when the orange
arrow aligns with sunrise arrow and sets when the sun crosses the sunset arrow. Using
this information, you can easily predict how much daylight/darkness you have left. When it is dark,
your dreams are deeper, and the lucid dreaming quality is significantly more stable than during the
early morning or daylight hours. Together with the biological clock dial, you can estimate how
many sleep cycles of darkness you will have in a given night.
The outer dial markers: reminders
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The black marker indicates when you intend to go to bed.
The colored markers that follow indicate active lucid dreaming reminders, and also the
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color of light that will be flashed by the app (if you have light reminder
enabled).
The 3 sunrise markers indicate 3 good times of awakening.
All markers are rotated with the rotation gesture: hold one finger on the screen, put
Intended bedtime
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another finger down on the screen and rotate the fingers around. This way you can align the
dial without the need to use time pickers. All markers rotate at once, providing you with a
good estimate on when important events would happen over the course of the night.
Habitual wake/bed time : Silver and Black arrow
The black arrow shows your habitual bedtime. This arrow is calculated as the average
bedtime over 7 days. The silver arrow shows your habitual wake up time. This arrow is also calculated
as average over 7 days. Together, the arrows help you understand how your sleep/wake
times fluctuate over time. The less the arrows move around, the more
stable your sleep schedule is.
Habitual wake up
Habitual bedtime
time
An example:
In the image to the right, I’ve aligned my bedtime (
outer dial black marker) with 0:00, which also roughly
aligns with a white dial segment. If I continue counting
clockwise, from the black marker, I count ~4.5
segments of darkness before the sunrise.
I always disregard the first sleep cycle, as I do not
remember many dreams during that time and almost
never become lucid during the first sleep cycle. This
means that I will have 3 major dreams in this night
that will occur during the hours of natural darkness.
Because dreams get longer and more involved as the
night progresses, I would estimate that my highest
chances of lucid dreaming would be during the hours
of 5:00 to 6:20(4th sleep cycle, still dark outside). Most
likely my dreaming episode during those times would
start at 5:50 and last about 30 minutes. Once the sun
rises, unless I’m using a sleeping mask and have really
good blinds, I will start to see multiple shorter,
fragmented dreams in a single sleep cycle.
Latest wake
up time
5 sleep cycles from
black marker to
indicated marker
Intended bed
time
I have a choice of 3 wake up times:7.5- 8 hours,9.09.5 hours or 10.5-11 hours, and I can pick any one of them. If my wake up time is restricted, I would
rotate markers counter-clockwise, until the earliest wake up time aligns with my desired wake up time.
For example: I need to wake up at 7:00. In this case, I will rotate the dial counter-clockwise until the first
sunrise marker aligns with 7:00. The black marker would point to my new bedtime, producing an equal
number of sleep cycles in a night, resulting in an easier awakening at 7:00. Such changes in bedtimes
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may produce jet lag and require adequate time to adjust to
your new sleep schedule. Do not change your bedtimes
overnight!
Light Reminder
Vibrate
Reminder
Setting reminders
Sound
Reminder
1
Your phone makes for a very good lucid dreaming aid. It is
always with you, it rings at unpredictable times throughout the
day, and you can get any number of text messages in a given
day. All these are expected and are socially acceptable. This
makes for a great reality check. If you assign a special ringtone
or text tone, and start doing reality checks when you hear it,
two things happen:
1
While the primary purpose of the app is to induce lucid
dreams through re-entering dreams that you’ve been woken
up from, you can increase chances of spontaneous lucid
dreams by doing the following:
1) You actively practice reality checking on a device with a digital clock (highly effective)
2) You create a reflex-like awareness response.
Next, you assign the same ringtone(or a shorter 10 second
version) as a lucid dreaming reminder, your brain would not
only recognize the reminder, but would also increase your
awareness.
To set the reminder, follow these steps:
Select light
reminder
1) Tap on the outer dial marker for which you want to
assign the audio reminder
2) Select the gear button from the bottom row
3) Tap the speaker icon to bring up the music selector(next
page)
Additional controls
Each green connector can be tapped to enable/disable a certain
component of the reminder. The reminder itself may be disabled
with the center button. Think of this as breaking connections in a
circuit.
Turn reminder
on/off
Show the config panel
Set
sound/vibratio
n
Enable/disable
sound
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Manual Mode Reminders
A powerful feature of the Singularity experience is
an ability to schedule any reminder to be played in
manual mode.
2: You cannot use these
for manual reminders
3: Set Delay
To use the manual mode reminder: study your sleep
pattern to identify when you are likely to dream
next.
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4: Schedule
reminder
Open the right panel (speaker button or
swipe left gesture)
You can now select a manual mode
4: (optional)
reminder
cancel
Tap on any (non smart alarm) reminder to
reminder
make it a manual mode reminder
2: Activate
Set the desired reminder delay by tapping
reminder
the delay button (0-95 minutes)
Tap play button to schedule manual
reminder
1: Open panel
The play button is highlighted green to
confirm that the reminder is scheduled
Tap pause button to cancel all pending (manual and automatic) reminders.
Pause button is orange when an automatic reminder has been scheduled by the app. You can
cancel it using pause button
Here’s an example of using a manual mode reminder.
After analyzing my sleep pattern, I notice that I have a lot of dreams that I wake up from at about 7:00
with the next dream at 7:50 to 8:05. This means that I wake up and it’s 7:05, I can anticipate a dream
within an hour. I would set a reminder to be played 45-50 minutes later, so it would be played very
close to my next dreaming episode.
Here I have 2 options: If I hear the reminder, but am not dreaming, I can attempt Wake Induced Lucid
Dream induction, because a dream is coming.
If it wakes me up from a dream, I can try to re-enter the dream consciously by focusing on the last scene
of a faded dream and not moving.
In either case, I would perform a reality check.
2: Pick custom
audio
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Selecting custom music reminder
Each reminder comes with a built – in audio track. Simply sideswipe to change the color and audio at
once. If you do not like default audio, you have a lot of flexibility in the kind of audio the app can play.
Start with the info button (1) and follow the steps below. You can combine up to 4 tracks from your
iPod library and even assign a custom volume to each one of them. The only limitation is that you need
to pre-cut audio to the correct size.
1: Extended
options
7. Return to
reminder screen
Default track
name
Custom track
name (from
music library)
Revert to
default track
6. (optional) Play the sequence
to check length and volume
3: Show music
selector (Long
press to
assign a
custom track
for ALL
reminders)
Repeat if
desired
4. Artist info
present means
audio is selected
5. (optional) Assign custom
volume for each track
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Customizing reminder audio
Tap to dismiss currently played
reminder
1: Extended
options
The reminder delay panel helps you customize how
the app delivers a reminder. To bring up advanced
options, tap the info button (1).
This panel has 3 options:
Delay this reminder by: number of minutes
Once the app has found the trigger condition, it will
play a reminder after this many minutes. Adjust
this number to be longer if the app plays a
reminder before you start dreaming. Reduce this
number if the app wakes you up after a dream and
you cannot re-enter it.
You can find the good number for this delay by
analyzing your dream history.
After number of seconds of light.
Every reminder starts with an animation of light to
dark background of certain color. The reminder on
the right will be flashing blue light for 100 seconds
before delivering audio reminder. This is intended
to awaken you a little bit before hearing the
reminder. Light reminder will only be effective
while it is dark outside (check the sunrise arrow).
Tap to dismiss
currently played
reminder
Play reminder
Play audio for : number of seconds.
The app will fade in the audio reminder for this many seconds before stopping and hiding itself. This is a
self-disabling alarm. If you want it to be long, you risk forcing yourself to move if the app starts to play a
reminder while you are not dreaming.
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Dream journal, dream reporting and history
One of the key features of the app is its ability to record when your dreams took place. Once your
biological sleep/wake times are aligned and are consistent, your dream times would also align and be
consistent from day to day. At this point, you would be able to
actively practice lucid dreaming induction techniques at those
Dream
times, and the app’s detection algorithms would be more accurate.
reporting panel
1
To bring up the dream reporting panel, tap the left outer control
button. It has a star icon, same as the Dream’s Tab. The panel may
also be shown/hidden with a swipe left/right gesture.
The panel has 4 buttons:
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Awake: used to indicate that you have been awake due to
insomnia or an earlier awakening. A typical use of this
button is to mark a certain time interval as quiet
wakefulness.
Lucid Dream : use this button to report a lucid dream. You
would be able to edit it’s description later from the dreams
tab.
This button
Dream: use this button to report regular dreams, a new
opens the panel
dream journal entry is automatically created for you
The Maybe button lets you create a blank dream journal
entry with the event time. If you recall a dream later, you would be able to change the Maybe
dream journal entry to a dream.
Reporting dreams not only keeps track of your dreams and dream times, but also helps you understand
when you are dreaming the most by creating dream history (next page).
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Dream History feature
Over the course of several days, as you record your
dreams upon awakening, you will notice that a certain
pattern is created on the history tab.
Each history row includes a timestamp of the night’s
start on the left.
The markers on the dream history tab match the
markers used to report dreams, except as follows:
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Black indicates your sleep onset. This is a
number of minutes until the first 20 minute
episode of uninterrupted sleep.
Sun: the time that you woke up at that day
Green: Dream
Blue: Lucid Dream
Red: Reported awakening
Silver: Don’t remember
The sleep history table rows include a two colored
ruler on the top and bottom of each cell. The top,
purple ruler indicates the sleep cycle number. The bottom, cyan ruler shows the hour of the night after
time in bed. Both rulers start at 0 being time in bed. Together, the rulers help you estimate the time
when you are dreaming the most.
Your sleep onset is marked by the black marker. While you may feel like you were awake at that time,
your body shifted into the lightest sleep stage, which is indicated by reduced movement. If this marker is
shifted to the right, it took you longer to fall asleep on that day. Such occurrences are worth
investigating, or at least thinking about: what caused the delayed sleep onset? Was it food, supplements
or medications?
How to use history for estimation of sleep cycle length:
More info: http://luciddreamingapp.com/singularity-experience/my-data/
Let’s estimate the position of the red marker in the image above. To do so, count the number of ticks
from the left border until the marker: in this case it is 2 purple ticks and 3 cyan ticks: The red marker is at
the end of the second sleep cycle/beginning of the 3rd sleep cycle, or at 3:05 hours after time in bed. It is
expected that at this time the user would be at the lightest sleep state, so an awakening is normal, it is
possible that a dream would be recalled later in the day.
You may find patterns within your sleep by using a straight edge and sliding it from left to right along
the table. If your dreams align vertically, this means that your sleep cycle boundary is close.
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For example, I frequently dream at 2:50-3:15 hours after time in bed. As I look at the purple ruler in
each cell, I count 2 purple ticks from left. This means that the dream at 2:50-3:15 is likely at the end of
the second sleep cycle. If I take into account the differences in the sleep onset for each of these days, I
will be able to calculate the length of my sleep cycle fairly accurately. In my case, it is almost exactly 90
minutes.
By looking at history, I know that if I report a dream at ~3:00 after time in bed, my sleep pattern is
normal but if I don’t something is interfering with my sleep pattern (such as very late time in bed, food
before bed, stress or supplements).
By looking at the ratio of red to green markers, you can estimate the quality of your sleep. I frequently
mark long (10-20) minutes of being unable to fall asleep with an “awake” marker for future reference.
A night of insomnia would have more red markers than any other night.
History detail
Tapping on a row within the history tab lets you see
detailed sleep report for that day. The reminder markers
are gone, and instead they are replaced by dreams and
awakenings that you have reported over the course of
the night using the dream reporting panel. The markers
are color coded as follows:
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Using the detailed history, you can easily estimate when
you dreamt, which sleep cycles are the most productive
for dreaming, and when you can expect dreams. Tap on
each marker to bring up its dream journal entry and see
the precise time of the event.
Tap for
more
55%
1
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Red: Awake or awake for a long time
Silver: Just woke up, don’t remember dreams
yet
Green: I remember a dream just before
awakening
Blue: I remember a lucid dream just before
awakening
Black: Time in bed marker
Orange: rise time marker
Tap the switch
to hide this kind
of events
1
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In the example to the right, I went to sleep at 00:30, and
spent over an hour and a half unable to fall asleep. The
detail view tells me that my Sleep onset latency (time until first light sleep stage) was 102 minutes,
Sleep Quality
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which is very close to reality. This brought my sleep
efficiency down from an average of 68% (amount of
sleep divided by time spent in bed) down to 55%. Still, I
had a great night for dreaming, with 5 major dreams
reported!
From this screen, I can easily see the times of each
dream by tapping on a green outer marker. If some
markers are too closely spaced, I can use the colored
switches on the bottom to hide some events.
Each inner dial segment is 90 minutes long,
approximately one sleep cycle. The image to the right
shows that I’ve slept in 90 minute cycles, woken up at
the end of the cycle to report a dream. This is a normal
behavior, as the end of a sleep cycle is the lightest sleep
phase.
Tap to email a
screenshot with
data files
1
Dreams are
reported
clockwise
White lines
mark sleep
cycles
Tap for
more
55%
1
To understand my sleep pattern even more, I can email
myself the data using the indicated button. Within the
email, I will find:
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Tap the switch
to hide this kind
of events
screenshot as the one to the right
description of all arrows and markers
Bedtime, rise time, sleep onset latency and sleep quality
Two files with your sleep data for the night. Open them in Microsoft Excel to plot them.
Within the excel files, I will find the following metics:
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Activity count- an arbitrary measure of human activity. Larger numbers indicate more intense
activity.
Sleep Depth – indicates overall sleep depth
Large and small body movements count
Exact times when the app has delivered a reminder, along with times when you reported a
dream.
The collects a total of 11 sleep metrics 32 derived algorithm outputs. Over time, I will make that data
available to the public. Analysis of such data takes me on average 3 hours, so please understand that I
cannot provide individual analysis of your data. You have the option of including
[email protected] as a CC when you compose an email, but I will not be able to reply to
you!
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Reality check
area
Reality checking
A reality check is a very brief action, which may be performed
even in the dimmest mental state. The outcome of the check
indicates whether you are dreaming or awake. Multiple types of
reality checks exist:
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Digital clocks do not work in dreams: they black out or
have inconsistent digits
Text changes when re-read in a dream
Light switches do not work in dreams: produce
inconsistent results
Additional reality checks that may be used when none of the
above are available (these are less effective):
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Pushing a finger through your palm
Breathing through pinched nose
Of the reality checks above, digital clocks are the best, most trusted reality check possible. It is very
difficult for your brain to trick you with a digital clock: it either works as expected or it does not.
Here’s an example of a reality check: the digital clock started at 9:00:21PM, look at it twice more and
compare the results. After a reality check, you become fully aware of the strangeness of the dream,
your consciousness is able to fully confirm or deny the dreaming state.
9:00:21 PM
First glance:
9:00:45 PM
Second glance
Result
11:32 PM
21:67:00 PM
Dream: clock
blacked out
Dream:
impossible
9:00:22 PM
9:00:23 PM
Reality:
Predictable
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Simple graphs.
To help you understand your sleep cycles in more detail, I’ve included a graphing feature. Turn the
phone sideways to see whole night of data. You can scroll through the graph. Each X marker represents
5 minutes of real time.
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The left edge of the screen is bedtime. The Black marker is the onset of light sleep
the right edge is wake up time
Each circular marker represents a dream journal entry for that day.
Gray line is for reference purposes: it is rising and falling in 90 minutes or 18 X markers
The main purpose of this graph is to detect periodic events in your sleep. In the example below, I’m
waking up at roughly 95 minute intervals and report a dream every single time.
Change plot
data
1
Tap to show
legend
*Estimated* REM sleep:
yellow line declining, blue
line at the highest
Red raised segments
indicate dreams. Lowered
segments indicate
awakenings
1
1
1
1
Sleep onset
latency: time
to the first
phase of light
sleep
Deep Sleep:
Blue line at
the lowest,
yellow line
rising
Light Sleep: Blue line in the
middle
Singularity App, User manual, revised Dec 28 2011. http://luciddreamingapp.com/
Line graph analysis: estimating your Sleep Cycles.
A cycle is an event with a beginning and an end. Throughout the night, you dream in repeating 90-110
minute long sleep cycles. Using the graph below, you can try to estimate when your sleep cycles take
place.
1. Skip the first 90 minutes, nothing interesting happens then.
2. Start by looking for an event that looks like it is 90-110 minutes in duration.
a. The dreams I report are ~85-95 minutes from one another
b. Sleep Depth for peak to peak also seems to be in close to 90 minutes
3. Start guessing:
a. With natural awakening, you will likely get out of bed at an end of a sleep cycle +5-10
minutes
b. With an alarm clock, your awakening time is forced
c. Divide the sleep time by 90 minutes and see how many sleep cycles you can fit in your
sleep
d. In the example below, I have 6 sleep cycles and a natural awakening.
4. Check: Does each cycle have some REM sleep? In the example above, each cycle has REM sleep
Even with a near-perfect sleep graph with a clear pattern of 95 minute dream reporting, it is difficult to
verbalize how the pattern unfolds. Asking a computer to see this is really difficult! Your graph accuracy
will vary due to : device’s proximity to your body and the body’s position in bed.
90 minutes sleep
depth peak to peak
Bedtime
Bedtime
+1:30
+3:00
+4:30
1
1
1
1
Skip this
segment
3. Make your guess
2 Look for patterns in
events:
95 min between dreams
reported
1
Bedtime
Lots of dreaming,
but very shallow
sleep
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