Every weekend I get tempted to try WILD, and end up spending hours on the edge of sleep, vainly chasing HI. So far 0 WILDs. But quite a few MILDs.
Initially I only had LDs when using WBTB plus MILD. Now I’ve had some LDs during first REM cycle using MILD before I go to sleep. When I recognize the DS and become lucid, I know I’m lucid and don’t have to try RCs.
I am still practicing, but getting better (more LDs, longer LDs). My version of MILD is based on LaBerge’s writing.
I remember a ND with a DS that I missed, I recall the scene and imagine that in the dream I recognized the DS, and become lucid.
I tell myself
“The next time I am dreaming I will Remember to Recognize that I am dreaming.”
Then I rearrange this sentence using different versions.
e.g. “I will remember when I’m dreaming to realize that I’m dreaming.”
Try to emphasize memory (just like telling yourself to wake up a specific time), and recognition (you will think in the dream about DS proving its a dream). Try to keep these thoughts in your head as you fall asleep.