I got interested in LD about 10 months ago. Before that, I thought it was only an innate faculty. After a few months of practice, I have managed to have at least one LD a month, sometimes 2 or 3. However, looking back, I realise that all of my LD occurred towards the end of the month.
More precisely, my cycle could be described as such:
1st week of the month -> medium recall (one detailed dream/night)
2nd, 3rd weeks -> increasingly good recall (up to 5 detailed dreams/night)
then a few days of bad recall and LDing. (usually, a few bits and pieces of dream and one detailed lucid dream)
Has anyone noticed something similar? Do you have any explanation/good articles/book chapters on the topic? It doesn’t matter whether I practice or not, it always seems to follow this structure. It could be self-suggestion based on past experience, but it took me a while just to realise that it was occurring.
Would love to hear your thoughts about this!