This technique is used as an alternated technique when cycling upon awakening. Over the course of 3 to 5 seconds, the practitioner tries to abruptly, determinedly, and forcibly fall asleep, maintaining the intention of either not actually falling asleep or of coming back to himself at the last moment before losing consciousness. Afterwards, separation can often easily be successful. In addition, the following sensations may arise, which only need be intensified in order to definitively fall into lucid dreaming: vibrations, imagery, noise, and so on. In case of alert awakening or awakening to movement, it is recommend to begin cycling techniques from forced falling asleep.
Some practitioners get forced falling asleep so well that they use nothing else besides alternating it with separation techniques upon awakening.