Shibby30 wrote:I haven't been able to have any success for weeks because I fall asleep quickly every night. I cannot sustain any sort of technique or intention because of this fact. But I sleep well and I'm not about to do any techniques that compromise my sleep. Sometimes I wonder if I should just forget lucid dreaming and keep the dream journaling going and the Jungian work.
Look,dont abandon lucid dreaming,it would be a mistake,im not an expert of any sort and i dont want to lecture you,i just want to share my expirience.Last night i had my first LD.Before that i was like you,falling asleep quickly and i couldnt sustain any technique at that time,so look what happened:I was tired for 2 days now because i didnt have much sleep.So for some strange reason yesterday i decided to go to bed earlyer ,at 21:00.That is realy early for me because sometimes i stay up until 2 am or even 3.(im 14 btw.) Anyway,i tried to do the total relaxation before i fell asleep,tried to relax my body by imagining it dissapear into the bed and all,but i lost focus too fast and my mind started to imagine many things so i eventualy fell asleep.Then it happened,i had my LD,it would be too long if i shared whole of it now,but anyway,it was triggered by a reality check,i managed to push my fingers through my palm on other hand and then i took controll.The strangest thing for me was that the dream didnt happen after 8 or 10 or 5 or 6 hours of sleep.Actualy it happened after 3.5...at 00:30...I was little worried because of that but never mind now.The thing is,going to bed much earlyer proved succesfull to me,and i didnt even finish any of techniques last night.So i agree with DeltaV,you could try going to bed earlyer
Ps.Sory for bad english if you couldnt undrestand me at some point.
PPs.Reality checks seem to be also one of the best aids there are to lucid dream,my opinion.