The belief that devices are able to cause lucid dreaming entrance if autonomous techniques fail, even though it is much easier to enter lucid dreaming through strictly individual efforts.
Wasting a large amount of time and effort on various technologies to create a lucid dream state.
Using cueing technologies on a daily basis, even though they aren’t supposed to be used more than twice a week.
Using cueing technologies all night long, when it is much better to use these in conjunction with the deferred method.
Using cueing technologies without affirming a personal intention of appropriate reaction to the signals: this is crucial to cue effectiveness.
Working in pairs during the first hours of nighttime sleep, even though REM sleep occurs infrequently during them, and at that for only short periods of time.
While working in pairs, the helper giving an active practitioner too strong a signal. Signals should be kept discreet to prevent waking the sleeper.
Employing an amateur hypnotist to increase the frequency of dream consciousness.
The use of hypnotic suggestion on a practitioner who is not susceptible to hypnosis.
Using physiological signals on a daily basis and thus causing physical discomfort versus getting enjoyment out of the practice.
The belief that chemical substances are the normal path to dissociative experiences. Acting on this belief is equivalent to drug abuse.