Okay, so I’ve had a recurring problem when trying to use the Wake Induced Lucid Dream (WILD) technique. When I try to sleep, I lay in bed with minimal distraction. I try to enter sleep paralysis and it works just fine after only a few minutes. After a while of being mostly numb, however, I start to focus on my breathing. No matter how hard I try, I always go back to focusing on breathing, and since my nose and chest are already numb from sleep paralysis, it feels like I’m not breathing, even though I am. This causes me to mildly hyperventilate, and ultimately destroy the sleep paralysis long before it can produce any sort of lucid imagery.
Out of all the faqs and forums I’ve read, no one else seems to have this problem, so does someone with experience think they can help?