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2012-04-09 08:52:16 PM  
YOU know, some people REALLY do have a deep LOVE for sleep. That love comes not just from rest, but from DREAMING. That said, I'm not sure if I can really BUY the science behind THIS APP.

I like the the idea though....a lot.

Dream a little dream.
 
2012-04-09 09:31:21 PM  

Clawhammer: Dream a little dream.


CAPITALIZE half THE words RANDOMLY!
 
2012-04-09 09:41:27 PM  
Motherfark, now I have Aerosmith stuck in my head.
 
2012-04-09 09:46:28 PM  

doglover: Clawhammer: Dream a little dream.

CAPITALIZE half THE words RANDOMLY!


Yeah, randomly, of course.
 
2012-04-09 09:55:41 PM  
Porno influenced dream cues?
 
2012-04-09 10:02:23 PM  

basemetal: Porno influenced dream cues?


There's a song for that. (new window)
 
2012-04-09 10:07:58 PM  

doglover: basemetal: Porno influenced dream cues?

There's a song for that. (new window)


Better one. So it's not the original, but the song and video together give me ideas about how else to combine them.
 
2012-04-09 10:08:38 PM  

GAT_00: doglover: basemetal: Porno influenced dream cues?

There's a song for that. (new window)

Better one. So it's not the original, but the song and video together give me ideas about how else to combine them.


Oh yeah, don't click on that at work tomorrow.
 
2012-04-09 10:42:39 PM  

GAT_00: doglover: basemetal: Porno influenced dream cues?

There's a song for that. (new window)

Better one. So it's not the original, but the song and video together give me ideas about how else to combine them.


I've been to nearly every location in that video.
 
2012-04-09 10:46:04 PM  
So if you end up with terrifying dreams about clowns chasing you through an apartment complex, do you get your money back?
 
2012-04-09 11:29:12 PM  
I want an app that will help me sleep, not dream.

Farking Bastards!

Sorry, I'm getting cranky for some reason.
 
2012-04-09 11:46:17 PM  
I have horrible insomnia and migraines so out of desperation I've actually played around with some of the sleep apps available on iTunes, most of them are total and complete bs, but I have had some success with a couple. I don't know if its just a placebo effect (or more of a white noise type of effect) but some of the are worth a buck.

I tried the sleep cycle alarm one that supposedly monitors your movements and supposed to wake you up around during your lightest sleep cycle. I noticed no difference in waking up easier with that. In fact, the alarm sounds it came with were too calm and peaceful to wake me up at all most of the time.

Now some of the binaural waves seemed to have a positive effect. Now, it wasn't as specific as they claim them to be. The app claims that certain settings will make you more alert or energetic or focused, others will put you in a deep sleep, or produce vivid dreams. No matter what setting I put it on, I just felt more relaxed and sleepy. That leads me to believe that at the least, its a white noise effect, and at the most, binaural waves have a calming effect in general.

The best thing I found was that the "Headache Buster" binaural wave app was extremely effective for me. Now this might just have been because it helped me to relax and therefore my blood vessels weren't as restricted, but hey, I'll take it. They claim it affects your brain function and that may or may not be true, but it does help me. Now, this isn't exactly a scientific study, but my normal migraine behavior is to take advil, dab a little lavender oil under my nose (it also helps relax me) and lay down in a quiet dark room. That works sometimes. When I did all the same things and added the binaural waves, my migraine went away in 15-20 minutes. That's pretty amazing for me because my migraines can be pretty dibilitating. Now there was one time that it didn't work, so take it with a grain of salt.

I would probably check out a dream app for the heck of it, as long as its free.
 
2012-04-10 01:32:57 AM  
The last thing i want influencing my dreams is an Apple product.

It's terrifying enough what they can do to conscious people.
 
2012-04-10 01:34:11 AM  
The iPhone Dream:ON app: "Buy it today, because maybe tomorrow, the good lord will take it away."
 
2012-04-10 01:44:15 AM  
I marketed a very similar ap

basemetal: Porno influenced dream cues?


In 2010, actually before Square came out, I marketed an iPhone dream app with a penile plethysmograph dongle, but though our research showed 180 percent efficacy rates, we hadn't understood the reluctance of our users to wear the dongle all night.
 
2012-04-10 01:56:11 AM  
So here's how this works... You place your phone face down on the corner of your bed and go to sleep. The app monitors your movements and automatically activates when it thinks you are dreaming. The volume is modified in case you start to wake up.

The app comes with two free trials, so I'll try the "Peaceful Garden" soundscape. I'll let you know how it goes in the morning!
 
2012-04-10 02:06:35 AM  
This could be a good song to try? (pops, NSFWish if you work in a prudish 'merkin office)

Or you could just try cheesing?

msb1959.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-04-10 02:14:22 AM  

ADHD Librarian: Or you could just try cheesing?


On a related note, cottage cheese is supposed to help you sleep.

And kiwis.
 
2012-04-10 02:40:40 AM  
What if I hit the dream app in my dream, when I'm dreaming?
 
2012-04-10 02:48:33 AM  
Be sure to take a vitamin B6 supplement before use.

/Dream science trifecta now in play...
 
2012-04-10 03:46:55 AM  
I've been able to lucid dream since I was a child and just recently found out it's not something everyone can do...

/looked into it more on the internet
//stopped because it freaked me what people actually/want to do with such an 'ability'...
 
2012-04-10 03:56:01 AM  

Does the "Dream On" app work on older phones?

i.ytimg.com

 
zez
2012-04-10 05:28:22 AM  
BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAM
 
2012-04-10 05:34:58 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: What if I hit the dream app in my dream, when I'm dreaming?


Appivitch appivitch, Appivitch.
 
2012-04-10 07:58:34 AM  
Well, tried it out. Didn't notice anything different. Waste of money if you ask me.

BALEETED!
 
2012-04-10 08:40:42 AM  
Or you could just sleep with the TV on...random dreams are more interesting
 
2012-04-10 09:08:59 AM  
I use a similar app called Sleep Cycle that uses the motion tracker like that. It can tell when i'm restless within a 15 minute of my alarm and will start sounding off then once it detects i'm slightly more aware. I like that app cause it shows a chart of my movements, i can see the output to confirm that i had a crappy / great night sleep.


It's peacefully woken me up for a few months now, i might try this Dream: On thing to see if it holds ground against Sleep Cycle. I like the concept of the sound machine, i like to sleep to rain on rainy mood.com sometimes.

Downloadan now...
 
2012-04-10 09:36:13 AM  
The app sounds like something you buy to try to program your dreams toward something less disturbing. I think most people already do this on their own for free.
 
2012-04-10 09:40:04 AM  

doglover: Clawhammer: Dream a little dream.

CAPITALIZE half THE words RANDOMLY!


CAPITALIZE ALL THE THINGS!
 
2012-04-10 12:35:30 PM  
api.ning.com

Dream On, w/ orchestra (new window)

/dnrta
 
2012-04-10 01:05:30 PM  

Loucifer: Does the "Dream On" app work on older phones?

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]


Underrated and forgotten show. I would buy it if the DVD were available, which I assume it never will be due to all the clips from tons of other copyrighted stuff... sort of like Kidd Video
 
2012-04-10 01:20:27 PM  

Odd Bird: [api.ning.com image 358x364]

Dream On, w/ orchestra (new window)

/dnrta


Done in 30.

/dntra either.
 
2012-04-10 03:37:30 PM  
That's called falling asleep with the TV on...
 
2012-04-10 04:16:49 PM  
I tried it out last night. It never registered me being in "Deep Sleep" so it never activated the dream sequence thing. Boo. I have a feeling this is because of my husband's restless leg syndrome. I'll try it again tonight maybe. I guess I could always invent a reason to make hubby sleep on the couch for a night :-P

Curious as to other people's results.
 
2012-04-10 07:06:08 PM  
I talk in my sleep. So I used this app to record it.
Spooky. And funny. But spooky.
 
2012-04-11 01:00:13 AM  
I really love lightning bug for android. (No recording or observing your sleep though). As much or as little customizing as you want. Fantastic for headphones.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/det ails?id=com.media1908.lightningb ug&hl=en

Plus, they have the sound of bagpipes!
 
2012-04-11 04:06:57 AM  
I once tried to do something similar by getting a 4 hour porn DVD to play sound while I was asleep, I couldn't find a way to get it to start after I was asleep without waking me up and playing it before I was asleep was distracting.

I am sure someone will find a way to modify this app.

/I can't be the only one whos tried this
//can I?
///guys?
 
2012-04-12 08:02:19 PM  

JustinCase: I really love lightning bug for android. (No recording or observing your sleep though). As much or as little customizing as you want. Fantastic for headphones.


i use & love this app. can't seem to sleep with headphones, tho.
 
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