@dB_FTS, I think you’re right. Sad though, being conscious while sleeping but not able to get a LD… what a waste… maybe next time when I’m conscious on accident, I’ll try to stay put and see if those NREM dreamers are right!
@dreamincolor, if you’re trying to WILD in the evening, you’re not likely to succeed. Usually people get to the point where they see images and hear sounds but rarely succeed at staying conscious when they actually fall into sleep. It just happens to me sometimes without trying (and as you read, not much comes out of that). If you want to try WILD, it’s best to do it after a couple of hours of sleep. That way you are probably tired enough to still be able to fall asleep and awake enough to stay conscious when you do fall asleep. What helps me is stress… but stress isn’t the best. You can tell yourself to stay aware, like you program yourself so whenever you get to the point where you fall into sleep, you are alarmed by your mind that you have to be alert. This may work or it won’t; either you get alarmed at the right moment (the second you fall asleep) so you get awareness/consciousness the second you fall asleep (thus, you are conscious while you’re asleep, not SP but actual sleeping) and you can wait for the first hallucinations, or you get alarmed by your own mind at the wrong time, when you are very very close to falling asleep. The frustrating thing here is that you wake up upon getting conscious and you have to start over (very frustrating). Or you can stay focussed the entire time you’re waiting to fall asleep. Like you said, watching the images before your eyes. Maybe you can also program yourself here, just in case since it’s easy to slip off into your subconscious while waiting to fall asleep. Anyway…good luck.