OK, this has been somewhat mentioned in previous topics, but I found this to be really interesting.
For the past few days, I honestly haven’t given that much effort to LDing. It’s the school week, and I really don’t have a whole lot of time/mental energy that I can devote to it at this point. But for two nights running, I’ve fallen asleep doing homework and accidentally done a WBTB (my subconscious apparently intervenes to give me a CHANCE at finishing my work ). I would wake up, freak out, try to finish my homework, and get back to sleep before too long after that, never giving a whole lot of thought to LDing at all. But weirdly enough, I got DILDs both nights through RCs (while up until now I was generally only getting lucid once or twice per month.)
Now, I can understand why this boost might have occured. WBTB is my primary technique, and I generally combine it with MILD. But, looking at the results from the past 2 days (1 low lucid on the first night, and one on the second with 4-5 mini-false awakenings turned low lucids after that), it seems pretty logical to conclude that I just wasn’t thinking/working my brain enough after waking. the more you stimulate your brain during WBTB, the more likely you are to have a LD.
On that, I have a thought: if I bought a puzzle book (Sudoku, crosswords, mind games, etc.) and used it until falling back asleep during WBTB, would it have the same effect? I suppose it’s worth mentioning that I was doing different activities on each night: I was balancing chemical equations on the first night, while on the second I was doing a worksheet for US History.