I've never had much success with WILDing. I can never fall asleep. Also, there is a HUGE array bizarre and interesting experiences between waking and sleep. So much that it can be distracting from your goal of getting lucid.
Honestly, nothing beats mindfulness in your everyday activities for getting lucid. Most other methods (like reality checks) involve making changes to your programming. Mindfulness helps you escape the restrictions of that programming, which is lucidity.
In my experience, meditating before bed is the best way to WILD. That was the only way I was able to explore the pre-sleep stages and hypnogogics. Meditating before bed really helped my keep awareness throughout the entire falling asleep process. A word of advice, if you're hoping you remember anything from the pre dream stages, you have to rouse yourself to write it down. They are really hard to hold onto mentally for any length of time without recording them.
Also, I think of the acquisition of a dream body to be the threshold event which separates hypnogogics and a full fledged dream. You'll no doubt start feeling phantom dream limbs in addition to your real ones, and can speed up the "separation" process with classical OBE or astral methods.
Edited by TheCusp, 27 August 2013 - 01:26 PM.
“Come in close. Closer. Because the more you think you see, the easier it’ll be to fool you. Because what is seeing? You’re looking, but what you’re really doing is filtering, interpreting, searching for meaning. My job? To take that most precious of gifts you give me, your attention, and use it against you.” - Now You See Me