Aims

The aim of these pilot study self-experiments was to produce at least one successful sleep communication as defined by the Theory of Sleep Communication with the Sleep Communication Framework and the Sleeator 2 as its implementation – a classical proof-of-concept that the idea of sleep communication works. As stated in the Theory of Sleep Communication, for a successful sleep communication ten requirements have to be fulfilled:

(1) The person to sleep communicate with has to be sleeping and dreaming, and this has to be detected by a dream sleep detector or by a body signal detector, (2) playback of a stimulus containing a message, possibly encoded using a coding scheme (here: a random math problem), (3) incorporation of the stimulus into the dream, (4) lucidity of the dreamer, (5) correct detection of the incorporated stimulus by the dreamer, (6) correct decoding of the stimulus message if a coding scheme is used, (7) comprehension of the message transported by the incorporated stimulus by the dreamer, (8) heeding the incorporated message by the dreamer and thinking about a response, (9) sending the response back to the wake world by encoding it into a body signal, and (10) correct detection and decoding of the body signal by hand or machine (here: an eye movement signal).