Snaggle wrote:One will always have lucid nightmares when doing WILDs as one has an alternation of dreams and nightmares every night one goes through the full sleep process
I've read some other posts of yours, and I get the impression that you have a Wake Induced Lucid Dream, from the very start of the sleep process and are conscious the whole way through. At least, for 2 years if I remember correctly. I don't know for sure, but that is what I gathered. Forgive and inform me if I am wrong. And that after a night like that, you were not as 'rested'.
For me, I have never had a lucid dream at the onset of sleep. I have always gone to sleep for several hours first, (what I am finding out now is called, 'restorative' sleep, which is a good name for it), and then I have a bunch of dreams, some lucid. During the first sleep period I sometimes toss and turn, and wake up with the feeling that something will never be resolved. I never remember what, but it is always a tug 'o war between two things. And when I wake up, i can't remember exactly what the dilemma was. I have a theory about this phase, but that should be a new topic.
But if I was lucid and aware during it, I would find in unnerving. It would be a nightmare.
I had some night terrors as a child and they always happened in this phase. Is it possible that being lucid during the 'restorative' sleep phase can become a nightmare with in it, or perhaps later because the process didn't fully 'sort the brain out'? ('the brain sorting phase' - i think I've heard that term)
Or I have no idea what I am talking about.... I don't care, but want to hear your thoughts, and others, about it.
I am curious, so I question.