Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I'm not sure how many of you also suffer from compulsive rapid cycle MD episodes, when over a period of days or over a course of a week your MD's are more frequent and obsessively intense. When I am caught up in one of those cycles I have great difficulty trying to break out of the loop.
I know that music is a prominent trigger for MD, but I recently found a track called "weightless" by Marconi Union, its 8 minutes long and has no words/lyrics or loud beats. In fact is just sounds like a whole bunch of long droned out subtle tones. It was apparently engineered with the help of the British academy of sound therapy and was scientifically engineering to be calming and put listeners in a relaxed mode/state.
I was suffering from a manic episode last night and took the time to lie still and just focused on listening, played the song on full volume in my earphones for 15minutes, it didn't put me to sleep but I found that I was surprisingly much calmer....and I was less trapped in my vivid MD.
I'm not sure if it was just a placebo effect. But any thing that may help is worth trying right?
If anyone is interested here is a link,
Give it a try, sit through the 8 minutes and focus on the sounds. Let me know if this works at all for you. I'm curious to see if it has a real effect on other people.