Was reading about sleep cycles and i got little bit confused because i remember that half of the time when i go to sleep i enter my dream very fast and i am already lucid there. I had this question in my had, what happened to all sleep cycles that i read about? I searched on the web and read more about sleep cycles, and according to them i have to be sleeping for some time to start having dreams.
However in my case at around 50% rate i go to sleep and do not remember how i felt asleep, but as soon as i am seeing my dream i am already lucid, here i feel like i went through all those cycles, because there was a blank point between my awake and dream which i do not remember.
The other 50% is what i want to talk about, i simply close my eyes and after a minute or two i start getting very blurred video image, what i see in the beginning is always located exactly in the middle of my view. It is like a small circle that is not blurred in the middle and the rest of the picture around this circle is very blurred. It usually a random dream. In the beginning it is even hard to move my view to right/left or up/down, so i am trying to focus on that small image in the middle and i am trying to make it more vivid, in other words i am trying to concentrate on it as much as i can. After 5-10 seconds this imagine will become more clear and the better it gets the more i see around and the more control i get. At this point i already can move my view slowly, so i can look right and left and when i will move my view, my middle circle image will change because i am looking in a different direction. The more i move the more i see, slowly my middle circle with clear and vivid view becomes bigger and bigger, after a minute this circle would cover all my view and i will have a full clear image. At this point i am pretty sure that i am sleeping, but to make sure i change my dream to another location, then again to another location. I do it few times to feel that i have full control and to make my self more confident. From here i can do pretty much everything, i prefer to start and end my dreams with OBE, unless somebody wakes me up. I feel like starting dream with OBE is a good idea, because i will feel very come and i will be able to remember what i wanted to do while i was awake.
One thing to add is, during those few minutes where i try to focus on that small circle and when i try to increase my vision area and vividness i can hear both, what is happening in my awake life and i can still see those video images(dreams). However i do not have any audio from my dream unless i change my location several times, in other words unless i go deeper in my dream.
You might suggest that i am narcoleptic, i read about that and i do not fit any of its symptoms.
I already found few people who experienced the same while going to sleep, so i have a question, what happens with all those sleep cycles during such moments? And i would like to ask those people who experienced the same to post how they are feeling it, to describe their falling asleep without loosing lucidity.