As far as reality checks, I'll vouch for them. During my last LD in April, I used the digital clock checking method a half dozen times with perfect results. My dream was so vivid and so surreal that I was nervous that my actions would have consequences. I looked at a clock in the hotel room where my dream began and confirmed that it was both inaccurate and inconsistent. I even asked the person who randomly called the room's phone what time it was in his room lol.
Also, if you're having trouble with random lucid triggers, start mastering WILD. Try counting down from 100 and meditating. When you realize you've stopped counting, start over or start back from where you last remember and just focus on relaxing and getting H.I. Count slowly and don't force it =)[ Post made via iPhone ]