I find that if I do SSILD in kind of a lazy manor that my mind will drift off the subject of SSILD and I will restart the SSILD exercises several times before finally getting to sleep..
And in the process of re doing the [SSILD]... I too notice a lot of HI
or visual imagery...
Its durring this ...[HI
or visual imagery]... often resulting in entering dreams.. [or dreamlets]...that I find myself ultra aware in parts of the dream often changing dream content at will!..[but not always lucid.. but close to lucid]...
Then after finally getting to sleep.. I often find myself [..stirring awake]... and re doing the SSILD exercises...even later through the morning hours..
But now I wonder
.... if my stirring awake may have been several False awakenings?
I think doing or re doing [SSILD] exercises many times durring the morning can have a strong effect on dreams
any how doing and repeating [SSILD] does set one up for a posible lucid or OBE
from time to time at the least one can have an awesome NLD dream from the effects..