There are millions of smartphone apps on the market but only a few that claim to work while you're sleeping.
Not only does it work while you sleep, but the app also claims to give you special powers.
The actual act of controlling your dreams is call Lucid Dreaming, and the app makers are saying their apps an make you dream about flying, being and the beach or several other things. Even more remarkable, though, you'll remember the dream, too.
The app is called Dreamz and the developer says it helps you achieve lucid dreaming, by playing sounds when you're in the middle of the REM stage of sleeping.
The user simply records a few things he or she wants to dream about by saying different keywords about the subject.
For instance, if one wanted to dream about the beach, just say, "Sand, waves, beach, waves." Users can also choose a song from their iPod which makes them think of what they want to dream about.
The next step? Just place the phone next to the pillow – it does all the work after that. The app does its best to guess when one is in his or her REM stage of sleep. It guesses by the user's movements and by a clock that's set when going to sleep.
Once the app is triggered, it plays the sounds, supposedly putting you at the beach or above the trees.
Another way to control your dreams is by wearing the Remee Sleep Mask. In terms of technology and money, the mask takes things to an entirely different level.
There's a tiny micro-transmitter in the mask, along with small red lights. The developers say the red lights are not bright enough to wake someone up, but the lights do appear when one dreams, alerting the sleeper and triggering lucidity.
The developers' Kickstarter recently raised over half a million dollars, proving the interest in the controlling dreams is quite high.
The Remmee sleep mask comes out next month, and the Dreamz smartphone app is $2.99 in the iTunes store.