New Lucid Dream Tricks: The “Stop, Drop & Roll” Sleep Command To Fall Asleep Fast – Lucidology 101 Part 3

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Here in Lucidology 101 part 3 you’re about to find out use the “stop, drop & roll” sleep command to fall asleep quickly by making your body ask to fall asleep & then giving it the “yes” command to tell it to fall asleep.

In the last section we found that sleep paralysis is most likely when you wake up and fall asleep again without moving at all. So to do that you need a way to fall asleep quickly and reliably. The question is, how do you do that?

Mind Body Independence

The key is in the principle of “mind-body independence”. Mind-body independence means that your mind and body never know precisely what the other is doing. For instance, your body is growing hair, transcribing DNA, digesting food, making blood cells and regenerating tissue. Your mind is mostly unaware of all these. If you had to think about each one you’d never get anything else done. This is mind-body independence.

Mind-body independence also works the other way. When you mind falls asleep your body never really knows completely for sure what happened and if your mind is really asleep or not. So how does your body know when to enter sleep paralysis?

The key is that even though the mind and body act independently, they still communicate using a language. By learning the words in this language you can talk to your body biologically and make it fall asleep when you want it to.

Your First Word In This Language

Your first word in this language is called the “roll over signal”. When your body has been very still and relaxed for a long period, your body starts to wonder if maybe your mind has fallen asleep. It would be a very serious mistake if the body went to sleep too early, so the body sends a test signal to the mind. This test signal feels like a strong urge to roll over.

The Roll Over Signal

If the mind is asleep, then mind does not respond and the body decides that the mind really is asleep and shuts down. If the mind does respond to the roll over signal and you move, then the body knows the mind is still awake and does not fall asleep. So this a major mistake that you need to avoid: Never respond to the body’s roll over signal because it sends a message to stay awake rather than fall asleep. This can be difficult because the signal can become so strong that it’s excruciatingly painful.

You can visualize the way this works with the two dotted arrows on this chart:

As you become more relaxed, the blue dotted line gets lower and lower. At the same time, the red dotted line represents the strength of the roll over signal that the body sends out which grows and grows. When these two lines meet the body decides to enter sleep paralysis and shuts down.

So the question is: what can you do improve this?

The 4 Types Of Roll Over Signals

There are four types of roll over signals you’ll encounter.

Fast Relax

1.) The first type is the ‘fast relax’ case. This happens when you relax quickly and deeply and the body decides to just go ahead and paralyze without sending much of a roll over signal, if any. This is a good case to have because it happens quickly.

Slow Relax

2.) The second type is the opposite case. If you’re tense but stay still long enough and if the body is tired enough, the roll over signal builds and builds until it becomes very painful and extremely hard to ignore. However, if you’re too tense the body won’t paralyze no matter how long you’ve been still. This is called a “signal swell”.

Urge Surge

3.) The third type is called an “urge surge” which is a very useful case. In an urge surge, the body sends out a strong signal out of nowhere. If you’re able to resist the signal for three or four seconds the body ends the surge and paralyses all at once. If you’re not relaxed enough, this will probably result in only partial sleep paralysis which is not ideal. We’ll cover ways to transform partial sleep paralysis into a successful exit in Lucidology 102.

The Quick Switch Roll Signal

Finally forth type of roll signal is called a “Quick Switch”.

4.) If sleep paralysis is the holy grail for new OBEers, the quick switch signal is the holy grail of urge surges. It happens quickly and rewards you with nice and deep sleep paralysis almost instantly. It’s also a very unmistakable feeling which is extremely useful because it lets you know what’s going on.

The Two Cases That Cause A Quick Switch Signal

This usually happens in one of two cases:

First: when the body is really tired and wants to go to sleep right now

Second: when the body was very recently asleep and is deeply relaxed.

In order to make those cases more likely you need a way to bring on the roll signal as fast as possible.

So how do you do that? The trick is to use the right body position.

Body Position Is Key

The body position that brings it on the roll signal faster than any other position is to simply lay flat on your back with your arms at your side. When you lay with your arms at your side you will probably tempted to place your hands on your stomach or cross your ankles. This is a veiled form of the roll over signal. If you get that sensation it means you’re on the right track, just make sure not to give in. Keep your arms at your side and your ankles slightly separated.

Using this simple bit of information we can eradicate the single biggest cause of insomnia: the toss and turn syndrome.

The Tossing And Turning Syndrome: Big Time Cause Of Insomnia

When you toss and turn in bed, what you’re doing is resetting your body’s internal sleep timer each time you roll over. The body is trying to go to sleep by sending you a roll-over test signal but you keep telling it not to sleep when you move. So you end up stuck in a toss and turn loop and never get to sleep. This results in insomnia.

So you may be thinking is that it?? You just lay there?

Not quite… There are a few things you can do actively to speed things up and tell your body to fall asleep.

3 Body Positions

What we do is add body positions before and after the hands-at-your-side position. The first position is to lay with your hands above your head. The final position is where you roll over and then fall asleep in that position.

We choose these positions very carefully so that when you move from one step to the next you release the maximum amount of tension possible.

“Stop, Drop And Roll” Releases Tension In Chunks

This way instead of haphazardly releasing small amounts of tension by tossing and turning over and over, you release it in a exactly two calculated big chunks and get it over with all at once:

Make The Body Ask To Sleep Then Tell It “Yes”

Here’s what is happening at each step.

1.) “Stop” – The Relax Step: In this step you have your arms above your head and relax as deeply as you can. Once you feel you’ve relaxed as far as you can, “drop” your arms down to your side which releases all the shoulder tension that you couldn’t get rid of from just laying there. This is the purpose of the first body position – to get rid of shoulder tension all at once.

2.) “Drop” – The Ask Step: When you drop your arms down to your side and relax the body will seriously start to consider that maybe the mind is asking it to go to sleep. This position will make you want to roll over which is what you want. The stronger the roll over signal, the more the body is asking for permission to sleep. If you get to a point where it feels like it’s plateaued, slowly roll over which puts you in step 3.

3.) “Roll” – The Yes Step: In this step you tell the body, “yes it’s time to sleep.” Simply roll over and then don’t move until you’re asleep. Your goal is to not move again the rest of the night.

Roll Over Signal Changes Depending On Your Position

The sneaky thing is that the roll over signal changes based on how you’re laying and that may trick you into moving. The roll over signal when you’re on your back tends to center in your chest. However the roll over signal when you’re on your side tends to make you want to move your legs. Don’t fall for that! Don’t bend them or straighten them or anything. Keep your legs perfectly still. The urge to move your legs is actually a disguised form of the roll over signal and you must resist it at all costs!

Best Body Position For Healthy Sleep

Here’s the best final body position that’s the healthiest for your back according to researchers at the University of Cleveland. You want to lay on your side so your neck and spine are neutral and relaxed

Bend your hips and knees a bit to lower pressure on your spine

To relieve sciatic nerve strain, put a pillow between your kneeson

Sleeping on your stomach is not recommended because it puts your back in an odd position

Bonus Secret To Build Up Roll Signal

We have one last very powerful trick in reserve that you can use when you have a really hard time falling asleep.

The key is to build up a super strong roll over signal before even getting into bed. Rather than trying to fall asleep in your bed, lay down on the floor next to your bed on your back and relax.

This is unpleasant and after forcing yourself to lay there perfectly still for 10 or 15 minutes, when you finally allow yourself back into bed your body will be so grateful that it will grab the chance to fall asleep as quickly as it can.

In extreme cases you can even lay on an uncarpeted floor such as in your kitchen which will build up the roll signal very quickly.

In the next section we’ll cover 5 more powerful sleep commands you can use to trick your body to fall asleep while you keep your mind awake to have O.B.E.s.

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25 Responses to “New Lucid Dream Tricks: The “Stop, Drop & Roll” Sleep Command To Fall Asleep Fast – Lucidology 101 Part 3”

  1. Karen McKeith says:

    This is great information that I have never seen in any books. I have noticed the times I do have successful lucid dreams is when I wake up to find I’m on my back. Normally I sleep on my side because its more comfortable but with this new technique I feel confident I can now have more than the 1-2 lucid dreams per month that I have been having. Thank you.

  2. Peyton says:

    This is a bit confusing. I thought you weren’t supposed to roll over at all?

  3. Thomas says:

    Hy. Dose anybody know what to do when you meet the slow relax sigan?

  4. Michelle says:

    Gona try he “stop drop and roll” trick tonight :) hope it works!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I seriously hope it works

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  7. Jamie says:

    Hang on, I thought that if I roll over I’d be kept awake?

  8. Anonymous says:

    About how long does this take I always fall asleep , but for me including all steps is about 20 min

  9. Toss-turner says:

    I think i understand.

    its like a dance with your body you have got to tell it that it must go to sleep by doing it in steps because in 1 time it can be annoying and painfull like in the movie.

    and the way he tells is a really good 1.

  10. George says:

    Hey i just woke up,im waiting 45 mins to 1 hour to use WBTB.

  11. Anonymous says:

    This is the confusion :
    in one section it states that we shouldn’t respond to the body’s roll over signal because it lets the body know we are still awake.
    Then in another section it states that responding to the roll over signal by actually rolling… tells the body “YES” it is now time to sleep.
    Can anybody shed some light on this?

  12. Anonymous says:

    (For those of us who dont understand) This is how I am understanding it. Basically, you relax in the ‘Stop’ Position. And after you have relaxed as much a possible, you ‘drop’ your arms. After this, you build up tension and it makes you want to ‘roll’ your body over. So, you roll over. And it’s after this step that it is a big mistake to give into a roll signal, for this is the step in which you try to fall asleep into sleep paralysis.

  13. Anonymous says:

    i think i almost got it! i was trying the first trick and after awhile my arms and stomach felt… its hard to explain. they got all tingly, but it was a different kind of tingly then when ur arm falls asleep. was that it? i got startled when that happened so i didnt get to see what mightve happened next

  14. Anonymous says:

    oh and i also felt sort of like i was slowly falling as well as the arm tingle.

  15. Anonymous says:

    and also a bit light headed. the more i think about it, the more i want to know what that was, so does anypony (mlp and bronys forever!) knows?

  16. Ricardo says:

    I am also confused about the roll and don’t roll instructions. The way I understand this is, if you’re trying to have an OBE, then don’t roll over, that’s what’s gonna fool your body into believing your mind has fallen asleep and this will lead to the awake sleep paralysis. The ‘stop drop and roll’ bit is for people who suffer from insomnia or the ‘toss and turn’ syndrome. Nick, could you please clarify this for us?!!!! :P

  17. Anonymous says:

    What do you think about using binaural beats to help reach astral projection?

  18. siavash says:


    Thank you so much for this very useful information!!!

    I have a question, as I have these information in my mind now, does my body knows my will to cheating it? :D


  19. Everybody chill..

    I think i know what the confusion is all about..

    The this Stop Drop and Roll method will end with a sleep paralysis on the roll position (on your sides), not on your back.

    The trick is not to let the mind fall asleep after the roll, but just the body.

    worked for me into getting a SP. But i have not been able to separate yet..

  20. no one says:

    It’s not that if u roll after relaxing most of the muscles will keep u awake it’s when u r completely relaxed and u roll over u will definitely be awake. What I mean to say is u need to be completely relaxed to sleep , so whatever u do during the partial relaxed state is useless. So do not roll over after u feel fully relaxed simple.

  21. Lidia says:


    If you don’t roll, you are asleep. So to make your body shut down you have to stay still. True. But even if you don’t respond to the signal, you still have to relax in order to fall asleep! (It’s not just the red line, the permission to sleep: the blue line [relax] gives you the ability to do it)
    That’s why just staying still doesn’t work. Your body would have the permission to do it, but wouldn’t be relaxed enough, so it wouldn’t be able to do it. While it relaxes, he’d send the signal over and over to confirm it, and it would become painful to ignore it for so long.
    So while relaxing, you need to roll a few times. Only when you are totally relaxed that’s when you don’t move. Your body will have permission and ability to shut down. And you only fought the roll over signal once, so it woudn’t be painful.
    Now the specific positions are made to help your body relax faster, so it’s not as boring. You stay in an unconfortable position and then release that tension, helping your body relax.
    Hope that makes sense for you! :)

  22. Shaina says:

    I tried this last night and the pain was so extreme I ended up rolling over. Lol I have had several sleep paralysis but I always just woke up out of no where to find out that I couldn’t move. Now that I have been trying it won’t happen. It actually got to where I wasn’t afraid anymore. I would just lay there and wait till I could move but like I said I can’t do it now. I found out about obe’s and now I never wake up with sleep paralysis. Weird. I believe this technique will work though…..if I can sit still long enough.

  23. Robson Marini says:

    This looks like contraditory. First thing you said is DO NOT RESPOND TO THE ROLL OVER SIGNAL. Later on, what you tell us is to do exactly the opposite.

    I did not understand. And if you take a look a the comments here, some others didn’t get it too.

    Is it possible for you to clarify this please?

  24. rick says:


    you need to clarify the don´t move stuff vs. move.

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