During my periods of bad insomnia I dream just as when I can sleep normally, the only difference is that because it's such a light sleep I wake up far too easily when I become lucid.
From all I hear, sleeping tablets don't have any effect on how we dream apart from perhaps shortening the REM period. Could it be possible to take a mild overdose of sleeping tablets so that you will be in a very deep, though still REM sleep? If the excess of sleeping tablets unnaturally 'force' you to stay asleep (which would be the case), could that not be used as a method to stay lucid? I can't remember a case where a lucid dream faded without me waking up
. The dream simply doesn't fade away with me continuing to sleep.
Contrary to popular belief, overdosing on modern sleeping tablets is 99% likely to be non-lethal - all that will happen is that you'll sleep a lot
and be hard to wake so I don't see there being much serious risk, unless someone finds you still asleep after 24 hours and unable to be woken.
When I was a little kid, I found it so hard to wake from lucid dreams that I had to focus really
hard and resort to things like jumping off buildings etc. Fuck kids