Like most people I started with free Binaural Beats thought, and I can tell you they still work. The first Binaural Beat I ever tried was a few months ago, and It wasn't actually for Lucid Dreaming. It was for a state of "Bliss" and Relaxation." I popped my ear-buds in and the entire time I was setting up I had in my head that this was probably Placebo and wouldn't work. I was actually very surprised that after 15 minutes of listening to the Binaural I had felt some noticeable effects. They were not very strong, but they were there. After that moment I was hooked on Binaural Beats and I now listen to them at least 3-4 times a week. The next day I decided to learn how Binaural Beats work, to get a better understanding, I did a simple Google search. This is what came up:
Now that you know what Binaurals are and how they work, I'll talk about how to actually use them. I find the best setting to use them is at night. One because it is dark, and two because nobody will interrupt you. What I do, is get under my covers and lie on my back. I put the Binaural on and just lie flat with my eyes closed. You can use them with your eyes open or closed, but I find it's easier to focus with your eyes closed. So now for the remainder of the time, you just want to focus on either the background music, white noise, or the actual frequencies. depending on what track you listen to, you may not hear some of these components. Now sometimes they may not work the first time. Binaurals are a lot like an acquired taste, except you listen to them. Your brain needs to get used to them, if it doesn't work the first time try again the next day. Some tracks I listen to work the first time, while others have no effects, so I come back the next day and try again and it hits me. The best I can tell you is, make sure you have a lot of free time, no body will distract you, and that its dark. If it doesn't just try it again or try another track.
Ok, so now you know how to actually use Binaural beats, lets get to the lucid dreaming part of it. In my experience, using Binaurals for lucid dreaming actually works very well. The only difference is that you have to actually listen to the Binaural while you are falling asleep. I've used them quite a few times and the majority of the time they work, but I wouldn't use it every time you want to have a Lucid Dream. I would use it more as a tool to assist you in Lucid dreaming.
So that's all I have for today, In future posts I will get more into different Binaurals and my opinions on them. Also, by the way if your wondering which Binaural I used for Lucid Dreaming, here it is:
(I would recommend becoming familiar with other Binaural beats first before trying ones for Lucid Dreaming)