Amount of sleep previous:
About 5 hours.Natural wake up, or alarm?:
About an hour. (6:45am-7:45ish)Supplements:
Cereal (organic blueberry muesli)Activity:
I hadn't intended to do a WBTB
. I spent 15 mins trying to fall back to sleep. I realized I was hungry and that may be preventing me from sleeping, so I got up and ate some cereal. I went back to bed around 7:30.Technique used:
Started out as a WILD
, but unintentionally MILD
'ed. I was trying to see if I could witness/hear some random HH, but I kept thinking about this previous dream where I failed a RC
despite the dream itself being so obviously dream like. And fell asleep thinking about this.Lucid?: Yes, 2.
Clarity: First dream was about
. I RC
'd because I "heard" a sound that in WL, I've come to associate with RC
's. Oddly, this sound was entirely from within my dream, not actually from WL (it was not an EILD). I couldn't remember any goals.
Second dream was a
. I recognized it was a dream via the plot (I was trying to run away from someone chasing me). I remembered my goal and attempted to accomplish it, but a DC
It's good to note (and I feel rather
about saying it, because this is old news, but it finally clicked with me) that these were two very clear lucids, for me. The last time I had good clarity like this was from a WBTB
that lasted about 2 hours, due to the fact that I couldn't fall back to sleep. I did something else to take my mind off it, and fell back to sleep pretty easily after all was said and done.
The key point here was... I felt very awake during the WBTB
. Yes, I know, this is ground-breaking news
Imagine that, using a WBTB
to wake up! Like I said,
However, it did finally click. I often feared waking up too much during WBTB
's due to an insomnia factor, but I *have* since learned some handy tricks to help me out with this (like not panicking about losing sleep and not putting pressure on myself to fall asleep... to just drift off).