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Yumemiru app aims to let you control your dreams

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The available dreams in Yumemiru include walking through a forest, visiting the beach, flying, becoming rich, and even romances specified for both men and women
The available dreams in Yumemiru include walking through a forest, visiting the beach, flying, becoming rich, and even romances specified for both men and women
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The available dreams in Yumemiru include walking through a forest, visiting the beach, flying, becoming rich, and even romances specified for both men and women
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The available dreams in Yumemiru include walking through a forest, visiting the beach, flying, becoming rich, and even romances specified for both men and women
Yumemiru also includes social functions for users to document and share the dreams the have
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Yumemiru also includes social functions for users to document and share the dreams the have
The Yumemiru app detects when you enter REM sleep and plays a soundtrack aimed to influence your dreams
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The Yumemiru app detects when you enter REM sleep and plays a soundtrack aimed to influence your dreams
The Yumemiru app also includes an alarm function, so you don't enjoy your dream for too long
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The Yumemiru app also includes an alarm function, so you don't enjoy your dream for too long
The Yumemiru app uses a timer and the microphone built into a device to detect when a user has entered REM sleep
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The Yumemiru app uses a timer and the microphone built into a device to detect when a user has entered REM sleep
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We all wish we could control what our dreams are at night, whether it's to pretend we have powers like Superman or simply to enjoy a relaxing stroll through a mansion on the Moon that happens to have a talking lion for a butler, complete with monocle. Sadly, we're still a long way away from programming our sleeping moments like a Netflix queue, but one Japanese app may have a quick solution. The Yumemiru app for iOS can detect when you enter dream sleep and then plays a soundtrack to influence what happens in your dreams.

It sounds like something from the movie Inception, but altering a person's dreams can reportedly be fairly simple. The app uses a timer and the Apple device's microphone to detect when a user has entered REM sleep, which is when they're most susceptible to dreaming. Then it begins to play a soundtrack for the specific type of dream that the user selects, which could include sound effects or voices directing their dream. The available dreams include walking through a forest, visiting the beach, flying, becoming rich, and even romances specified for both men and women.

On top of that, Yumemiru also includes social functions for users to document and share the dreams the have, which also increases the chances of a person remembering their dream more fully. It also includes an alarm function, so you don't enjoy your dream for too long.

You can download the Yumemiru app right now in the App Store (though it might take some guess work to actually use it, since it is in Japanese).

Product Page: Yumemiru

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5 comments
Dana Lawton
Just looked for it and have not found \"Yumemiru\" on the iTunes U.S. website. Maybe it is only on the iTunes website in Japan.
Froden
why not just playback a recorded message, such as \"You are dreaming\" or \"This is a dream\"? This is quite an effective way to induce lucidity in dreams, ie. being aware of the nature of the experience, while staying in it. Only doubt I have about this though (and it\'s a big one) is that the microphone+timer-solution is going to work - you\'d need infrared sensors over the eye (detecting the REM) or EEG-measurements to detect dreaming with any certainty.. I would be very pleased if this actually worked, but I don\'t see it happening.
Richie Suraci
I\'d have to try it to see if it really worked.
RpD
\"You can download the Yumemiru app right now in the App Store...\"
Ok, on your iDevice, you could browse to the technology-miraiworks site and click on \"Product\", \"Yume\"... or just go to the page: http://www.technology-miraiworks.com/yume/ ...and click the \'Available\' button.
However, the Google translation may indicate that it may not work correctly in iPad, iPod Touch.
David Bell
It\'s currently available in the App Store, and free, as well.
But, \"The app uses a timer and the Apple device\'s microphone to detect when a user has entered REM sleep\" - how, exactly?!? The timer I can understand, so it waits at least a preset time before possibly coming on, but the mic?
I wish there was more information on the website, like instructions, maybe!