Checklist for a Successful Sleep Communication

To summarize the before mentioned, for a complete, successful sleep communication according to this Theory of Sleep Communication, ten points 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 detector2,

  2. playback of a stimulus containing a message, possibly encoded using a coding scheme,

  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.

Of course, this can be conducted repeatedly, leading to a dialog-like sleep communication.