Hi everyone! Sleep well? Time for some more lucidity!
Last time, I talked about the WILD technique, and how to best use it to achieve lucid dreams. Today, I'm going to tell you about a combination technique which can be used to improve your chances of success.
Wake Back To Bed (WBTB)
WBTB is, quite simply, the act of waking up in the middle of the night and then using another technique to induce a lucid dream when you go to sleep again. By doing this, you will be able to go to sleep with a strong intention to be lucid at a time in your sleep cycle when the REM phase is longer than the time you begin sleeping. Simple, yet very effective!
Start by setting your alarm clock a few hours earlier. Then, go to sleep normally, and of course try to remember your dreams as clearly as you can. When you wake up, go through your usual routine of reality checking and writing down any dreams you can recall. Then, get up out of bed and do something LD-related for a while, anywhere between 20 minutes up to an hour. Reading books or articles about lucid dreaming, or surfing websites about it is a great way to fill your mind up with thoughts about lucidity.
When you are sure that you are completely focused on lucid dreams and can only think about that, go back to bed and go to sleep. You should have a lucid dream quite easily this way. Use MILD or WILD, whichever you prefer, to further improve your chances.
So, in short:
1. Set your alarm clock a few hours earlier. (If you can, you could also try waking yourself up with auto-suggestion)
2. Go to sleep.
3. Wake up, recall dreams and RC.
4. Do something LD-related for a while, to fill your mind with thoughts about lucid dreaming.
5. Go back to sleep, using MILD or WILD.
6. Have a lucid dream.
Well, I hope you'll be successful. This technique is very effective, the first time I tried it, I did not have a lucid dream, but I could remember all of my dreams very clearly. (And this was when I had only just started to get into this stuff!) I'm certain that you can have many LD's using this method.
Well, until next time, everyone! Sweet Dreams!