This has happened several times to me already, so I know it’s no coincidence:
Anyways, last night at 5 am, the alarm on my new alarm clock went off. I didn’t know where the ‘off’ switch was and was too tired to find out, so I just hit the sleep button. I fell asleep again instantly. Ten minutes later, it happened again. The process repeated about 5 times. Then, on the sixth time, something strange happened.
As I was falling asleep, I lost consciousness for a few seconds. Then, a thought crossed my mind (I forget what it was) and I decided to open my eyes. When I did, it felt like there where deadweights attatched to them, and my vision was all blurry. I could only keep them open for a few seconds. Then, I realized that I was in SP!
I wanted to get a WILD out of it. I knew that during the process of falling asleep, you breathe shallowly. So, I took one shallow breath… and my body did the rest. My breathing became rapid and my whole body started shaking like mad. I waited until I stopped shaking. Then, I got up and found myself in a dream! The dream lasted for what seemed like an hour, but in reality it was only ten minutes because I woke up when my next alarm went off. It was incredible!
So, I’ve come to a conclusion: doing the alarm WBTB (whatever that’s called, the one where you keep hitting the sleep button) combined in any way with WILD is an extremely effective way to LD. Every time you hit the sleepo button, your mind becomes a little more aware while your body gets a little more tired. This puts you in the perfect position to WILD. You can either switch off the alarm clock and do a quick WILD (but be careful that your intent is to fall asleep, not doing any crazy counting methods).
Or, you can just do what I did. Keep doing the alarm thing until your mind is so aware that you wake up in the process of falling asleep, therefore skipping all the hard process of WILD and going straight to the transition. It’s very likely - an when I say very, I mean VERY - likely that this will happen. Your mind will become so awake while your body is so tired. When when you reach that perfect happy medium between awake and tired (but don’t rush it, you’ll go into a LD when the time is right, otherwise you’ll wake up your body), you’ll fall straight into a nice long LD.
Also, I found that doing LD’s this way are longer. It decreases the chance of waking up and increases the amount of control. Sound cool? Try it, and post back!