Well I do eventually fall asleep, but it takes me at least a few hrs or more. I spent all day yesterday doing reality checks, looking to all things lucid dreaming. I set my intention to lucid dream, or just to dream and remember my dreams. It was actually the first day I have ever been so focused on it before. I put my hands in front of my face and told myself the next time I would see them is in a dream. I then turned the lights out and laid on my back and was as still as possible, repeating over and over in my mind “i am going to lucid dream tonight”. Well, first problem and worst problem I had was continual itches on various parts of my body. Now I know that my brain does that to check and see if I am still awake, and if I am, the mind keeps doing that till I no longer move or am scratching. It goes from little itches, to having a dry mouth sensation, or just any little movement. I was so focused on dreaming and so frustrated with not being able to drift off to sleep!
I finally did drift off, but i was so tired I do not remember any dreams. I woke up on my own about 2:50am because I had wanted to try WILD out. That didnt work very well for me either, it took me a while to fall back asleep after that. Now to be honest, around 7:40pm I did have some root beer with some pizza I had for dinner, and I was watching some video by Giz Edwards on Youtube about no sodas before bed or stuff like that, so I was like FML. I am not giving up, and I know it is not instant, at least for most people. I love this forum and thanks for all the help and experiences I am reading here, hopefully soon I will be adding my own to the mix