Being self-aware all the time would largely defeat the purpose of the PMR. You are supposed to live your life, make decisions, get feedback, and evolve. That is the true purpose of consciousness in whatever guise. Self-awareness during dreaming is a bit of a parlor trick. And again, it largely defeats the purpose of dreaming. You are supposed to make decisions from your being level in that VR without your intellect chiming in. So if you lucid dreamed every night you are disrupting that by being self-aware.
It is better not to be so self aware and always make decisions out of your intellect. Your intellect wants to protect your ego and control everything in your life so things go your way.
Living gracefully with uncertainty is one of your major challenges. The companion to that lesson is to learn how to make progress with effort and focused intent but without exerting any control/manipulation of self to make things go the way you think they should. Growth is natural and follows at its own speed as you change at the being level – that process cannot be rushed very much or pushed by the intellect.
To optimize progress:
1) make each tiny, great and mundane choice reflect doing the right thing for the right reason.
2) Search for beliefs, fears, and expectations, as well as attitudes and feelings that reflect ego, and eliminate them at the being level.
3) Live fully engaged in the moment, in the present, and approach existence with love, compassion, and open minded skepticism. Learn everything you can learn about everything, engage others in relationship, travel, and experience (this will broaden and deepen your experience base and thus enrich and support accurate interpretation in all the realities you experience.) Focus on those four and everything else (including your facility and exploration of NPMR) will fall out naturally around your interests and intents.