One popular way of inducing yourself into a lucid dream is by Wake Back To Bed (WBTB) technique. Basically WBTB is getting up in the middle of the night, and then go back to sleep Wake Back To Bed in order to enter into lucid dreaming.
This is what you have to do:
1. Before you go to bed, set your alarm clock to go off about six hours you fall asleep.
2. Once you wake up by your alarm clock, get yourself out of bed. Stay awake for about fifteen minutes or so. At this time, I recommend you read any material on lucid dreaming, for instance Dr Stephen LaBerge’s “Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming“.
3. Then go back to bed again. Before you doze off again, perform Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams (MILD) or visualize a dreamscape of your choice.
There is a good chance you will experience lurid dreaming because after six hours of sleep, you are supposed to be experiencing REM sleep. So from a consciousness state, you head right into REM sleep. As you know this is the good time (REM sleep) to induce into lurid dreaming.
Of course, WBTB or Back To Bed will not work everyone or every time. There is no harm trying it out. Hopefully it works for you.