I have been having OBEs for a few months now - inducing them on weekends.
I am usually consistent in having an OBE except I cannot seem to induce it using any of the well known exit strategies. Anytime I 'try' to have one, I cannot get out. Usually I just have the intention and try to lightly fall asleep. So my OBEs are always induced from sleep or within a dream (and suddenly I feel the exit 'time' and I exit a dream body into an OBE body). This has caused real difficulty reintegrating because often I drift off into sleep. So I have trouble remembering them, they are distorted and I feel that I can't make progress as well if I cannot 'control' the entry and exit. I always have false wake ups - I think I am awake but I'm not. I'm sleeping and then I drift away into dream world...
Has anyone experienced this difficulty? I have always had trouble falling asleep or becoming deeply relaxed so I seem to be having trouble becoming relaxed enough to have an OBE. The only way is falling asleep which obviously causes memory issues and distortions.