Lucid Dream Method
I developed this technique back in the 1990's and I coined the phrase WAKE BACK TO BED METHOD in my LD manual and shared it on the original Bird's Lucid Dreaming Website.
Back then, there were only a handful of quality lucid dreaming websites on the internet. Little did I know, this method would catch on and spread until it became its own acronym (WBTB). It may be the most well-known method in the lucid dreaming community and definitely a staple in any lucid dreamer's bag of tricks. I am very proud to continue sharing it in its original format below, and I am even happier to hear that so many aspiring dreamers are using this method to maximize their odds of successful lucid dream induction. It worked back then and it still works to this day!
I want to say that I have been using the following
method, and it has been showing some AMAZING
results. I usually have quite a lot of lucid
dreams (one to three lucid dreams per week,sometimes
more, sometime less, but usually one to three).
Using this method outlined below, I had twenty-five
lucid dreams in one week. Yes, you did read that
correctly, twenty-five lucid dreams in one week!!!
was a while ago, but the ongoing results are still
very promisng. Although I have not had anywhere
near twenty-five LDs in one week again, I have
been having much more than I usually would. More
importantly, by using this method I have around
a fifty percent chance of successfully inducing
a lucid dream whenever I make the time to use
needless to say, I am still awestruck with the
dramatic increase and attribute it to this technique
that I am going to pass along to anyone and everyone
who will listen. Shedding light on the magnitude
of increase that we are talking about here should
help others realize HOW EFFECTIVE it really is,
so be sure to try it out!
WAKE - BACK TO BED method
Go to bed for 6 hours or so
then Wake up
Stay awake for an hour or so
at least until you are "awake"
& not sleepy-headed or foggy-minded,
Get out of bed and do something
You HAVE TO get out of bed!!!
preferably read something about
(books, newsgroups, etc...)
THEN go back to bed
using whatever technique you normally use
i.e. MILD technique,
affirmations, trance induction,
visualization, grounding your awareness, or whatever
it is lucid dreamzzz, my
timing can be adjusted to suit your purpose but
it is adviseable to get a considerable of sleep
(six hours is perfect ) and then stay up until
you are no longer groggy minded and sleepy-headed.
Once awake, sometimes twenty minutes of
being awake will be enough for me, I will then
go back to bed with amazing results.
key thing I have learned is to set the pattern
by establishing a routine of doing this regularly.
I have been doing it off and on with great results,
but when I buckled down and made it a priority.
The first week I did it on three mornings and
I was fifty-percent successful at inducing a lucid
dream. I had about five LDs the first week, above
second week again I did it three mornings and
had even better results with more LDs and a slightly
higher lucidity ratio (about ten LDs for the second
week, well above average. The third week was like
lucid dreaming magic. It just seemed to kick in
and it was LD records for me. Again, I did it
about three mornings and had LDs totaling twenty-five
or more for that week!
great is it to lose count of your LDs
during a one week period?!??!
So I think the KEY is
to be consistent and get the routine engrained
and absorbed into your subconscious. With time
it seems to be getting easier and easier, and
as a bonus effect of all this induced lucidity,
you can expect to have extra spontaneous LDs during
the night. It is like an added bonus plan. On
this past Saturday, I had a spontaneous LD during
my first REM cycle and managed to ride it out
for a long looooooooong time. I think the total
number of LDs in the series was nearly ten. One
LD after another with small intervals in between
them in which I was still conscious but did not
have any visuals so I would just wait it out in
"Limbo-Land" until new visuals would
appear and the whole cycle would begin again.
time of maintained lucidity was at least an hour,
possibly an hour and a half. It was by far
the longest LD I have ever had and I have had
many long ones of forty-five minutes or more with
seven or eight reentries, but this one takes the
is why I am relaying this to everyone I possibly
free to forward it to anyone you know who may
think it is the easiest approach and continues
to show the best results. I have been trying them
ALL for many years. This one works like
magic, literally. The only thing you
have to do is arrange your sleeping pattern so
that you can use this Wake/Back
to Bed Method.
you have to do, just DO
IT! Trust me on
It's the BEST thing I've stumbled across yet........
intervals and happy pausezzz