People who are low on sleep can drop into REM much faster. Seriously sleep deprived people can even drop directly from an awake state into a REM state
and very rarely REM while conscious.
REM has a required level you must meet or your brain will seek it out when ever possible. While meditating you are very relaxed and this opens you to
falling into REM sleep if you haven't met your required amount over the last few days.
Try sleeping in on the weekend then meditate afterwards.
If you are getting a lot of sleep as is (as much as your body will let you) then you may just be wired in an uncommon way and you won't be able to
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