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Dream:ON New iPhone App Choose What You Want To Dream And Stop Those Nightmares

Updated on May 17, 2012

Sweet Dreams App New Technology

Dreaming is going hi tech. Up until now, when you went to bed it was a case of fingers crossed and hope you don't get nightmares. Well, that's over now. Would you believe it? There is a new iPhone app that is going to help you dream the sweetest dreams. Scientists have come up with the idea that by playing subliminal sounds, it will infiltrate your sleeping mind and take you wherever you want to go while you are asleep. The Dream:ON iPhone app produces a soundscape that can help to re-tune your dreams into something calm and peaceful, therefore letting your mind rest as it should, and not be inundated by horrible nightmares or scary thoughts.

This may sound like a bit of fun, but it does have serious scientific backing. They hope to try to elliminate sleeping disorders or even depression. It's stated that people who have horrible dreams, even if they can't remember them in the morning, will actually behave in the way that the dream has taken them. For example say someone dreams about being attacked or followed, when they wake up they will feel jittery or scared for no reason. The Dream:On iPhone app hopes to reprogram the clutter that we have floating around in our sleep.

Professor Richard Wiseman
Professor Richard Wiseman | Source

Professor Richard Wiseman

Professor Richard Wiseman is a Hertfordshire university Psychologist, who helped to develop the new app. He hopes that by collecting data from thousands of Dream:On users, he will be able to see how easy it is to influence people's dreams.

The app doesn't only use music, you will be able to choose between a cross section of sounds which include, rural settings, street scenes, and adventures such as Space travel!

The Dream:On app is available now, and is free to download on the iPhone.

So How Does It Work?

When the User goes to bed, he or she will decide what time to wake and then selects the dream that they want to have. Now we get to the hi tech part. Placing the iPhone on their pillow as close to their head as possible, the iPhone will be able to detect when the person is sleeping by using a motion sensor. Clever eh?

After falling asleep, the User will go through the usual dream cycles, such as Deep and Light stages. In these cycles we move around, and at this stage the phone will stay silent. It is only when we get to REM sleep and the body stays still, will the iPhone start to work.

REM sleep is the deepest of our dream states, and usually occurs just before its time to wake up. This is when the Dream:ON iPhone app starts to play the soundscape.

When the dreamer has nearly finished their REM sleep, the app will know, and will wake up the User just before the end of the cycle so that they will remember the dream. This is where the Professor will be able to check the results to see if it genuinely does work.


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Dream:ON iPhone App What Do You Think?

Evidently, apart from the sounds of the City, rural, Space and just about anything else that will make you have a great nights sleep, you will also be able to download the voices of Celebs, Actors and even Barrack Obama! Not sure what he will talk about, but its an idea isn't it? My mind is boggling at the thought of being able to dream about Brad Pitt for example without feeling guilty!

In one sense, this idea isn't really a new one. For many years Psychologists have been telling us to play subliminal music at bedtime to make our dreams a sweeter experience. And before that, there was the idea of looking at lovely pictures before you go to sleep, such as a beach, woodlands and animals, and even photos of our children.

The only difference this time, is that it is run by Technology. So what do you think? Would you like to try the Dream:ON iPhone App? I know I would. If only to see if really does help depression, and stop sleep disturbances. I look forward to seeing the results with interest.


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      IntegrityYes 

      5 years ago

      That is so cool. I voted up for sure.

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Thanks tillsontitan, it does sound interesting, I wonder how successful they were? thanks!

    • tillsontitan profile image

      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      What will they think of next ;) It sounds good but a little scary. You did your homework and made this interesting! Voted up and interesting.

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, Comfort, didn't know about that one, thanks! and thank you for reading, cheers nell

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      Comfort Babatola 

      6 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      It's a well known fact that infants sleep better to the sound of running water or moving stream, and chirping birds infants. Thus the invention of infant's crib projector soother Now science is adopting that into phone Apps.

      Great hub. Thanks for sharing.

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, thoughforce, thanks for reading, its sounds great doesn't it? I will try and get my brothers phone so I can try it! lol! thanks!

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Thanks for reading, GoodLady, nell

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      Christina Lornemark 

      6 years ago from Sweden

      This sounds so interesting and also very useful. It is amazing what we can do with technology and I will consider trying this one. It is so important to sleep well at night! If I could, I would have voted this up and more! I really like this idea!

      Tina

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      Penelope Hart 

      6 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Absolutely amazing.

      Thanks.

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Thanks molo! haha! better get it framed for posterity! lol! I hate this layout, wish they would think about doing it differently, and thanks so much for the votes, have a great Sunday!

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      molometer 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Bingo! Sharing.

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      molometer 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is a great hub so I had to come back for another read.

      Congratulations on hitting 100. You go girl.

      Don't forget to take a picture of it for bragging rights.

      Very well done votes and sharing.

      Well I would if the buttons were here. Wait, I can still share it on the stream. Bye Nell

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, kitty, I don't like this layout, I like seeing peoples photos, makes it more personal and friendly, but I think they are still working on it, yes I do that too with the meditational music, or just the radio, but I would like to give it a try, just to see if it works! lol! probably have nightmares just trying to get it to work! haha! thanks as always, nell

    • kittythedreamer profile image

      Nicole Canfield 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      What is this new hub lay-out? Weird! Loved the hub though, Nell. I actually think it's a clever idea but not so ingenious...as you're right, the idea to program dreams in a way by using pictures & music is not a new idea. But, technology has to encompass every aspect of our lives anymore. I think I'll stick to my meditational music before bedtime to continue my dreamwork. :) Informative and interesting, though! Great job, as always.

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, alocsin, I would love to try it, thanks so much for reading, and the votes, cheers nell

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      alocsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      What an interesting method to remember dreams. I wonder if it really works? Voting this Up and Useful.

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, pras, I need one too! lol! but I will definitely try it when I get one, if it helps to stop bad dreams then its great! thanks so much as always, nell

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      prasetio30 

      6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very informative hub, my friend. But I should to buy the iPhone before use this app. I also enjoy the video above. The most important thing is we can use this app for free. Thank you very much. Rated up and useful!

      Prasetio

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi Ruchira, yes even our dreams are getting hitech! lol! it is a variation on the old subliminal music that we used to play to go to sleep to and looking at pictures to calm the mind, the good thing is that the Dream:ON is programmed to only start being used when we are in REM sleep so this will be a difference, thanks so much for reading, and I am glad you liked it, and of course the votes too, cheers nell

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      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      haha...I like how specialists are entering the tech world with their precious knowledge and getting an APP on it.

      This sure is a very good APP 'cause many get nightmares and to have a good night's sleep is priceless 'cause the other day is very productive.

      voted up as informative hub, Nell. Thanks!

      Sharing it across!

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, Jackie, I never thought of that! lol! maybe in a good way, I should programme mine to say, earn more money and get off your butt and do something! lol! thanks as always, nell

      Hi, Pamela, it was only released this week, I know what you mean though, I don't have a smart phone, I will just have to use my brothers! lol! thanks again, nell

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This sounds great and I want one! I hadn't heard about this new app before, but I don't have a smart phone yet. This is a very interesting hub. Up, useful, awesome and interesting!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Oh, do you recall how all these people told us as teens that certain songs were brainwashing us and telling us evil things to do? I would be afraid that is what they would do here. It may be saying one thing but in the background it would be repeating over and over, "Worship your leader, give them more money!"

      Remember those stupids things people said? Anyway I probably would distrust it but I wouldn't mind seeing what it does to others, lol. They do keep coming up with such high tech stuff.

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, tammy, I believe it was only released yesterday, they are doing a survey of it to see how many people really did get the gadget to work for them, imagine having any dream you wanted! sounds great doesn't it? thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Tammy 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow.. if this will work it would be amazing. I have always had vivid dreams and sometimes nightmares. It would be nice to pick and chose. I never heard of this before. I love learning such neat and interesting things. Excellent!

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, I molo, I spotted this on the One Show! lol! I grabbed my notebook that is permanently placed next to me, along with a pen, which I hasten to add, I sometimes lose at the most inappropriate times, and started scribbling! lol! It does sound like a great idea, as you mentioned, making sure that you get the REM sleep, should make it work better than just playing a tune, or whatever throughout the night, I love the idea of the Dream:ON app, can't wait to try it, mind you I will have to 'borrow' my brothers phone! lol! thanks so much for the votes etc, cheers nell

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      molometer 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a brilliant idea. To choose what you want to dream about.

      As you mentioned, about it not being a new idea.

      There used to be ambient music albums that you could play on the record player.

      This new iPhone app though, sounds like it is much better idea.

      Targeting the rem sleep cycle is going to make a big difference.

      Great hub Nell. The videos you very informative too. Stop those nightmares. Cool.

      Voted up and 4/5 buttons. Sharing.

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, sandra, thanks so much, good luck with it, and let me know how you get on? thanks!

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      Sandra Busby 

      6 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      Thanks,Nell, I'm trying this one. Voted up and shared.

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, Spirit, thanks so much, it's a fascinating piece of technology, it will be interesting to see how and if it does work out as it claims too, thanks!

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      Xavier Nathan 

      6 years ago from Isle of Man

      Another very interesting article which I will feature in my daily newspaper and twitter. Thank you for sharing Nell.

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, christopher, you secret tv celeb you! lol! what programme was that? I suppose being a scientist he would disagree on the subject, but it sounds fascinating none the less, maybe this will work, but I must admit I did think to myself that, just by telling yourself before bed that you are going to set the dreamer to say, the beach, it would influence your mind and make it dream it, anyway, who knows, but it will be interesting to see if the Dream:ON does work, thanks as always, now I want to know what you were doing on tv! lol!

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      Christopher Antony Meade 

      6 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      I hope it works Nell, but I wouldn't "hold my breath". I was on a TV programme once with Richard Wiseman. It was about Ghosts. He was the skeptic. He was a "right twerp".

      He does have a great talent for self publicising though.

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi,Jlava, nice to see you, and thanks for reading, nell

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 

      6 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      Hi Nell,

      This sounds really cool. You are always up on the latest technology! Cool Hub!

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, Jenna, lol! what was the cure for cellulite? don't tell me, donuts! haha! thanks for reading, I would love to try this Dream:ON app I do get nightmares, so hopefully it will work, best to leave the Brad Pitt idea alone for a while until I get it sorted out!

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      Jenna Pope 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      This sound revolutionary!!! I want one.

      A while back when I was on a weight-loss diet, I dreamt that I discovered the cure for cellulite. Go figure!

      Voted this up.

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