Would you pay $185 to have a lucid dream?

There are several lucid dream devices on the marketplace.  REMEE stormed the marketplace thanks to $500K fundraising drive through kickstarter.  REM-Dreamer is the other major device on the market.  Both fall short in my opinion, but lets discuss the pros and cons of each.

REMEE.  The strengths lie in its marketing and consumer appeal.  Lucid dreamer evangelists, like myself, should thank those at REMEE for putting lucid dreaming on the map for thousands of consumers.  It is affordable ($100) and easy to work (but does it work?)  I will purchase one soon and try it out.  I’ve held off because I’m skeptical given that it doesn’t know when you are in REM sleep like other devices.  For a $100, I’ll give it a try and report back.

REM Dreamer.  This is a Nova Dreamer knock-off.  The Nova Dreamer is the original lucid dreaming device designed by Stephen LaBerge.  It is no longer available (though he has been promising a follow up for 10 years now).  The REM Dreamer can tell when you enter REM and then flashes lights or plays a sound (REM Dreamer Pro).   This technique causes lights or sounds to occur in your dream that in theory make it easier to know you are in a dream.  I own two of these devices, the original and the recently released Pro version.  So far, I cannot recommend them for $185 each.  I do tend to have more lucid dreams when wearing them, but in over 50 attempts, I’ve never gotten lucid through the intended mechanism.  Rather the fact that I am wearing the mask seems to help in that it shows my intention for getting lucid is high.

I’ll let you know how REMEE works out.  Feel free to post comments to my FB page and I’ll respond there.  If you find other devices or have an experience to report on one of these, let me know!