Yes I agree with Rectifier: you were probably too much concentrated on the counting that you were unable to fall asleep. WILDing requires that you diminish your consciousness in the more or less the same rate as your body is falling asleep, so that at the turning point you’re focusing on only one thing (this could be HI, or preferably a dream scene/object); this allows you to smoothly shift your awareness from the physical body to the dreambody. If you want to use counting, it’s best to use it only in the first stages of relaxation: when you inhale, count and feel the tension in your muscles; when you exhale, feel the tension leaving your body together with your breath. This way you get more easily relaxed. Stop counting when you get to a deeper level of relaxation; then you can for instance solely concentrate on your breathing (for instance when exhale, feel yourself falling down… this accelerates the relaxation process). And when you finally reach SP, and start feeling the vibrations or seeing the HI, gently let them go and shift awareness from the physical to the dream body. For instance, you can imagine a dream scene from 1st person perspective, or you can imagine your dream body spinning inside your physical body (so you can roll yourself out of your physical body, straight into the dream… though this requires some practice). There are many techs available to enter the dream.