I just realized that while trying to fall asleep I get completely random thoughts and mental sounds, songs or random scenes sometimes, stuff like that. Once I even felt as if I had a glove on my hand while it was just the blanket. I think this may have something to do with the stages of sleep, and may have to do with WILD's since I was fully awake. Anyone know?
This happens to me too... I find though that as I relax I start to see images come out of the dark behind my eyes. This is always the start of my mind falling asleep. I think I read a tachnique where you let these images float by and then as you start to get really relaxed, you begin focusing on these images, picking them out and trying to make them more real.
I guess the point is that by doing this you are keeping your mind analytical while falling asleep?