I wouldn’t go as far as saying Remee is a ripoff but I am very disappointed with the capabilities of this device. If you think by buying Remee you’ll be able to control your dream within a few weeks then you’re better of without one because that couldn’t be any further from the truth. Lucid dreaming is a lot more complicated than I anticipated.
If you haven’t heard of Remee, I previously wrote a blog post explaining what it does here. I was under the impression that Remee detects when you are in RIM mode (Rapid Eye Movement) which then triggers a signal to let you know you’re dreaming while asleep. It doesn’t, Remee just has a configured countdown timer which blinks.
How many times it blinks, how it blinks and how often it blinks is fully customizable. Although I couldn’t configure mine because it wouldn’t recognize the device properly. If we assume everything went great and Remee blinked while you were in a dream, that still won’t be enough to go to lucid dreaming mode.
That is because you need to train your subconsciousness mind to recognize that, weird looking blinking lights in a dream are a signals that tell you you’re dreaming. Training your subconsciousness mind has to be when you’re awake. So before using Remee, you need to be well-trained else your chances are close to none.
There are masks out there that do in fact detect when you are in RIM mode and send signals but they’re bulky, big and cost a lot of money. Your best bet with Remee is to train and use an application that analyzes your dream first like Sleep Bot or Sleep Time to see when do you normally reach RIM and configure Remee to signal you during that time.