Lucid dreaming is the phenomenon of being consciously aware of your dreams, including the ability to distinguish between what is real and imagined, and even having control over what is being dreamt. It's an activity that few people have the ability to perform, largely due to lack of public awareness. It's not an ability you have to be born with either, you can actually learn it, and that's where Remee comes in.
Remee is a device which helps you learn how to become conscious of your dreams. It uses a similar training process to traditional methods such as a 'Reality Check', which is the use of repetitive habits in real life that you can then duplicate and recognise in a dream. Remee simplifies this process by providing a headband of six red LED lights, in customisable discrete patterns, which make it clear as to whether you're dreaming or not.
The example scenario given by Bitbanger is “You may find yourself sitting at an outdoor bistro with Ellen Page and suddenly a soft pattern of red lights appears in your field of vision. Back and forth. Back and forth. "That looks familiar." you think. Wait. Remee! That's Remee! I'm dreaming! This is a dream! “ The light patterns “leak” into your dreams during the longer REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stages of sleep. These stages tend to occur 4-5 hours into the sleep process, and this is precisely when the Remee eye patch comes to life, showing patterns for 15-20 seconds every 15 minutes.
Remee is customisable, and you can even build one yourself, if you're good with a soldering iron and basic circuitry. They're not yet available to purchase, but they do have a Kickstarter page if you want to get in early.
So now that we can "overclock" brains, and perform functions during sleep, perhaps we can find more time to perform leisure activities both in real life, and in our sleep. Anyone up for a trip to Mars?