This is the new Big WBTB Topic. The following are the final posts recovered from the original thread. Let’s keep it going.
I have trouble with WBTB. Mainly the BTB part, since I can’t get out of bed to begin with. When I wake up during the night it’s mostly something like ‘i’m awake… must… WBT…B… snore pilloooow zzzzz’. I really have to haul myself out of bed and stuff and often I’m so barely awake I just turn around and go back to sleep without really realising I was awake. XD
Tape a big paper to your wall or something that when you look at, you get up, its helps me
Ashvura maybe you could try to sleep a bit longer before you wake yourself up so you wont be so very tired anymore? Maybe you have been trying like 6 hours, you could try 7 for example
Try putting your alarm on the other side of the room so that you have to get up to turn it off.
I have a question…
Now that I’m back to school again, how should I plan my sleep duration and the time of WBTB during school days? And also for how much time should I stay awake? Considering that 8 hours of sleep is probably the maximum I can get, but it drops to 7 hours sometimes…
I have been to school for almost 2 weeks now, and I haven’t achieved anything close to LD, not to mention a really awful dream recall
I get about the same amount of sleep as you (11:30ish to 7) I try for either 4 or 5. You could just experiment and see what gives you the best results. Are you using another method in conjunction with WBTB? Like MILD or WILD? That could also impact what time you should wake up. Hope that someone more experienced answers your questions because I got the booksmarts on the subject but seem to be lacking the experience department eh?
I’m exactly the same way. You came up with a way better way to word it then I ever have though.
I also have the same question. Now that school is back in, I go to bed at about 10:10 and get up at about 7:15. Even though I get enough sleep, I’m always tired as hell in the mornings. It seems like WBTB would make it even worse. Additionally, setting off my alarm clock at 4:00 in the morning might both wake up my parents and make them very unhappy. I can’t shut my door (it’s broken) and my mom can’t shut her’s either, so there’s no sound barrier. Any suggestions for feeling less tired, a good way to do WBTB in my situation, etc.?
Move out of home, and set your alarm for any damn time you want.
I’m just kidding, there are several other ways to wake up early. You could try drinking a few glasses of water before bed - that’ll reliably get you up 5 or 6 hours later. Alternatively, you could look for another more quiet alarm, such as a watch or mobile phone.
It’s really not important what time you go to sleep, or wake up. As long as you get somewhere around 8 hours in total, you’ll be fine. Of course, the more the better, but don’t get too caught up and forget about school just to increase your chances slightly. (Whoa, I just displayed responsibility)
Anyway, I usually don’t stay awake for any longer than it takes to write down a few notes. If I’ve got time, I might read a few pages of EWLD, or drop by the chatroom to catch up with the ‘reverse-people’, who only appear at the darkest hour of my timezone.
Just return to sleep when you think you’ve got your intentions straight.
when waking up after about 6 hours sleep for the wbtb method, is it a good thing to wake up from a dream or does that mean you’ll gonna miss your REM sleep if you try wild?
coz if you wake up from a dream you timed your alarm quite well but if you would like to try wild you should maybe wake up shortly before the REM…?
It doesnt realy matter as far as i know, you will not miss any REM sleep. If you fall back asleep you will just go to REM again wheter it is a LD or not. In the morning a big part of the sleep cycle is REM anyway so a big chance you will fall into a dream right away in the morning.