So I’ve read on this forum that the best time to DILD or WILD is after a prolonged period of sleep, usually in the region of 4-6 hours. Having two small children I tend to wake in the night anyway, even if they don’t wake up, I think i’m just programmed to wake in the night to check they are ok through repetition and parental conditioning.
Anyway, not to digress too much, I have observed that my sleep pattern usually goes like this. i go to bed, and practice my meditation technique, until i feel either frustrated that I have not achieved the trance state (I dont even know what this is yet but im using the LDOC method to induce the lucid trance, for practice improving my self awareness, for future WILD’s), or when i feel tired.
I then utilise a method on this forum, whereby you close one nostril and fall asleep when feeling tired or, just fall asleep.
What I don’t understand is I tend to dream the first time I fall asleep. All my dreaming seems to be done here. I then wake up either by the baby snuffling about and wanting a feed or by myself. I then try to induce SSILD or a WILD depending on how awake I feel. After this point i have only ever dreamed once.
So, it would seem to be at this juncture, I am doing most of my dreaming when I initially fall asleep, which seems to go against the advice on this forum, and indeed the lucid dreaming research as a whole. Perhaps this is a result of sleep deprivation, from constantly waking to see to the baby from a young age. I must admit, I am only just really getting back to a regular sleeping pattern. I’m trying my best to go to bed earlier and earlier to catch up. I do feel tired all the time, but I don’t really live an active lifestyle due to the nature of my job and the demands of parenthood.
Again, i digress, but my point is, does anyone have any theories as to why i seem to dream more upon initially falling to sleep vs after 5-6 hours, as some have recommended here.
Thanks all, what a great forum, a lot more active than the last one I was on.