After spending a few weeks attempting to lucid dream, I had essentially given up, as I never even come close, and usually just end up keeping myself awake until I need to get up for work.
Yesterday, I came back home after a very long sports session, absolutely exhausted, and went to bed pretty quickly. I think I got to sleep about three hours later (I have problems sleeping), and had not thought about lucid dreaming at all that day. My alarm woke me up at about 6.00, and I began having a dream. However, I could feel my actualy body in bed, and my sleeping position, and the only dream feedback I had was visual and sound. Because I could feel me body, I thought “huh, I’m dreaming”, and suddenly everything went white, my heart started pounding very loudly, and I could hear strange sounds. I understand this is sleep paralysis, but when I tried to take advantage of what is obviously the first stage of LD, I could still feel my body, and opened my eyes.
This is the closest I have ever got, but I don’t have any clue if I can replicate it, or go any further with it, as any thoughts I had about trying to “create” a dream did nothing, and it was just white until I opened my eyes. This was over about 10 seconds or less.
I realise this is a bit jumbled, but I have absolutely no clue what happened or what I should even ask. That said, is there any advice on where I am or what I can do in LD?