Hey guys. For some reason, I’ve been trying lately both WILD and MILD, but I end up awaken for a long time when doing them, and only sleep when I finally give up. Also, on the next day after trying, my dream recall seems worse than ever. Anyone can help?
color=red Moved this into the quest for lucidity, where it is more likely to be seen [/color]
Try doing progressive relaxation/meditation/self hypnosis before doing WILD/MILD. That should help you get to sleep faster.
You can also do WBTB with WILD. Just don’t stay up too long. In fact, if you don’t have to don’t even move when you wake up. Go right back to sleep doing WILD and things will go much faster.
Also, (and this is important) remember you do have to go to sleep. When most people start doing WILD they keep themselves too conscious, too awake to crossover into the dream world. You need to let go of all your active thinking except your point of focus.
I hope this helps you a little bit. Just keep practicing and you will get there.
About MILD, you don’t have in my opinion to repeat the sentence over and over. You can just repeat it 20 times, with full conviction then you go to sleep. Thus you won’t be exhausted by insomnia and you’ll remember your dreams in the morning.
If you never had a LD before, as you don’t know what it is, I think it’s better to repeat “Tonight, I will realize I’m dreaming”. It’s clearer. Don’t repeat it in an automatic way. Be in the meaning of what you say. 20x is enough in my opinion. And the deeper relaxed you are, the best it works. Good luck!
I agree completely. In fact I think 20 times is what Labarge recommend in his book. It is also important to note that you do not have to keep repeating the mantra until you fall asleep. Just repeat it until you can do so without thinking about anything else 20 times. Then, completely let go of it and let yourself fall asleep.
Also very true. Again Labarge found that “tonight I will realize I am dreaming” worked better than “tonight I will have a lucid dream.”