Wake back to bed

Wake back to bed (WBTB) involves entering REM sleep while you’re still conscious. There are many versions of WBTB, but consider this technique:

  1. Set an alarm for 5 hours after your bedtime
  2. Go to sleep as usual
  3. When the alarm goes off, stay up for 30 minutes. Enjoy a quiet activity like reading
  4. Fall back asleep

When you go back to sleep, you’ll be more likely to lucid dream. While you’re awake, choose any activity that requires full alertness.

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