After the first time I had a lucid dream, I tried this technique. I’ve been doing it for the past 4 days and I didnt have any lucid dreams. (note:I had something, I’ll talk about it later in my post)
I used SILD about 4-4.5 hours after I went to sleep. I woke up to my alarm clock, then started the technique. The problem was, that I was too tired and I always drifted away. I did about 1 or 2 reps, but I thought I’m too tired, I cant do it. Fell asleep pretty fast.
I used SILD right before going to sleep. Did the repetitions, but I had a hard time falling asleep. I think it was because I was too aware. However, later I had a really short time of being asleep when I dreamt saying: “I’m dreaming! I’m dreaming!” And I woke up. After I couldnt fall asleep fast enough after the SILD, I dont connect this “thing” with SILD.
Again, I used SILD about 4-4.5 hours after I went to sleep.I woke up, but I started my DJ, and wrote the dreams down. Then I started the technique. Same thing happened as in the first night, I couldnt stay focused enough to do the reps.
This time, I went with 5 hours of sleep, then woke up, and used SILD right away. The reps went fine, and I think I fell asleep pretty fast.
I slept 5 hours again, then I woke up. This time, I read the whole thread about SILD, and went out for a drink. Drank some peach nectar, than started the technique. Repetitions went fine, but again, I had a hard time falling a sleep again. However I remembered a lot of things about the dream I had after that. I only remembered that single dream from that night, but it was a bit more then the ones I had pervious night alltogether.
After the failed attempts I had, I figured I’ll try to use SILD with WBTB. So my alarm woke me up after 6 hours of sleep. I got up and went out to the bathroom. After that, I used SILD. Reps went perfect, but again, I couldnt fall asleep afterwards.
A little info: Usually, from sunday to thursday, I almost never have enough sleep time, cause I have to go to school. That’s why I take a nap on afternoons. I also recently started my dream journal, and I think I’m making progress, and my DR is not as bad as I first thought it was.
I have my own theories, but I would really appreciate some advice.