Review of Remee

The Most Affordable Lucid Dream Mask

The Remee Dream Mask came out in 2012 and it came with a lot of hype.  It was marketed as the next big thing for Lucid Dreaming machines and it received a lot of media attention… more than any other dreaming mask that has been put on the market.  What made the mask even more attractive was its price tag which was only $95.00. But did it really live up to all of its promises or is it another instance of “you get what you pay for”?

The early beginnings of Remee

Remee had its beginnings on Kickstarter (crowd funding website) and the total amount of money they needed to raise to get Remee off the ground was $35,000.  They completely blew this number out of the water and managed to raise $572,891 in financial support.  Much of the donations came from novice lucid dreamers who wanted an easier way to induce Lucid Dreams.  The amount of interest shocked the entire Lucid Dreaming community as well as the inventors, Duncan Frazier and Steve McGuigan.

Check out their kickstarter video campaign where they explain their vision of Remee.

Key Selling Features

LucidDreaming,HowToThe key selling features of Remee was that it was smaller than other masks before it, more comfortable, and was a fully functional Dream Mask at a fraction of the cost.  After it was released those who purchased the mask have been anything but happy with their purchase.  Did the creators of Remee mislead the public into believing it was an easy solution to Lucid Dreaming, or were people simply wanting to have lucid dreams without putting in the time and effort required?  I will answer this shortly.

What Does Remee Do?

Like all other Lucid Dreaming Masks, Remee has LED lights that flash through your eyelids while you are dreaming.  This is a signal to the dreamer that you are actually in a dream so you can become Lucid.  The flashing lights are simply an artificial reality check.

One key problem with Remee is this: Unlike the Rem Dreamer, and the NovaDreamer, it does not actually detect REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement).  Instead it’s on a timer and the user has to estimate when they will be in REM sleep and adjust the timer accordingly.  This makes the mask unreliable because you are essentially guessing when you will be dreaming, even if you know your dream schedule like the back of your hand.

What’s With The Lights?

If you happen to be in a dream when the LED lights flash they will carry over into your dream in several ways.  For instance, you may see an ambulance, flashing stoplights, or even more interesting, a unicorn with sparkling eyes.

The lights will integrate into your dream in some way and form.  But does this make it easier to wake up in your dream and start living out adventures and fantasies?

The short answer is no, especially for those who are just beginning to learn how to lucid dream.  Every dream mask still requires the user to dedicate time and effort to learning the basics.  For instance, in order to recognize the flashing lights you will need to know how to effectively use reality checks.

Without practicing reality checks you are very unlikely to recognize the flashing lights. You will also need to have great dream recall, otherwise you won’t remember if you saw the flashing lights or even a lucid dream!  If you’re just starting out, try to set a goal to remember at least 1 or 2 dreams a night.  Check out “Lucid Dreaming Techniques” for some of the easiest ways to become lucid.

Did Remee Mislead The Public?

The inventors did an excellent job in marketing Remee and the media attention didn’t hurt either.  They created high expectations for financial backers and potential customers by hyping up what the mask was capable of.

The problem is that they failed to mention one key feature that all other lucid dream masks have and Remee lacks.  It doesn’t detect REM sleep!  This is the most important feature for a lucid dream mask!  This begs the question, why did they name it Remee if it doesn’t detect REM?

I will venture to say it was simply marketing.  In their defense they never said it could detect REM but they also never said it couldn’t.  The only place on their site that mentioned it wasn’t able to detect Rapid Eye Movement was in fine print.  So yes, I believe Remee was misleading.

It’s Not All Remee’s Fault!

This doesn’t let the customers and backers off the hook though.  Many people want quick and easy solutions to anything worth having or learning.  Lucid dreaming is no exception.  What everyone needs to realize about lucid dreaming is that it’s not something that happens over night.

Sure, you could have a lucid dream tonight simply by reading my blog or even a book on lucid dreaming.  But this doesn’t mean you will have lucid dreams on a consistent basis.  You will be simply getting a glimpse into the exciting life of lucid dreaming, which I think is great!

It will motivate you to continue practicing and developing your skills and technique.   But if you want to have lucid dreams any time you want, you have to master the basics and learn the best techniques available from a mentor.  I am honored to be your mentor and I truly care about your progress!

Next Week I will Review my favorite and most affordable Lucid Dreaming Mask, “The Rem Dreamer”.

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