|10-22-2007, 10:59 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
A few dreams
Okay I have a weird things that happen in my dreams/the waking up process (these are often repeat dreams)
1- I have these things I called floaty dreams...basically normal random dream stuff but I sort of bicycle my legs and I kick myself up in the air in my dreams. In my dreams I have problems with going up to high and then coming down it is always a rough landing as the control is bad...usually someone/something is chasing me. The weird thing is I usually wake up and my legs will be kicking. I have not had these kind for a while.
2- This is the kind I have been having recently. I sleep, random dream stuff, I have a hard time breathing so I try to wake up but I slip in and out of conciousness and am unable to gain enough momentum to open my eyes and get up. A strange part about it is sometimes I can see the shape of the furniture of the room (eyes barely open trying to get up) but it is distorted. When I finally get my eyes open it is like I am still dreaming and will fall back to the same dream thing if I don't get myself going fast.--Wake up soaking wet (sweaty) and scared.
3- Is just something I notice, everytime I am going to die in a dream (bad fear of the ocean so a dream of a shark and right when it bites me)...I wake up everytime, I think it is impossible to die in a dream...maybe if the brain thinks it is dead you die or something
Anyone else have any freaky dreams going on?
Last edited by sleepthought; 10-22-2007 at 11:01 AM.
|10-22-2007, 02:01 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
The second one is called sleep paralysis. It happens because your mind wakes up before your brain releases the chemicals into your body that activate it. therefore you are aware of your surroundings but your body is asleep. apparently it happens to about a third of people at some point in their lives. I used to get it when i was about 17-21 and only a handful of times.
Sleep paralysis has been the basis for many myths throughout the ages. some people thought that demons/incubus sat on your chest, hence the inability to breathe that well.
|10-22-2007, 03:18 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2007
But the more I discovered that people have this sort of thing happen on a relatively regular basis, that removed the fear.
I haven't experienced it recently - say, in the past year (at least not that I can remember) - but I'm almost hoping it will happen again so I can be more aware of what's happening within my body & mind, rather than being distracted with an avalanche of fear.
|10-22-2007, 04:29 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
oh my god...I left the alien thing out to avoid being too weird but the ceiling above me while waking was like lighted...my mind just made it out to be aliens. when I said the furniture was distorted they had sort of a lighted glow to them (like covered with that glow in the dark stuff) I guess it gives a similar hallucination. I read about it some on wikipedia, they somewhat recommend melatonin...might try that out as this has been happening pretty frequently (20 yrs old).
Very weird to be awake and dreaming...I love dreams, but not the awake kind. Glad to hear I am not totally losing my mind, guess life can just be weird.
|10-23-2007, 08:27 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
oh wow, sleep paralysis is absolutely ****ing terrifying. i've had a few of those dreams, the first of which left me unable to sleep for 2 nights until i found out that many people experience aliens standing in their room as a part of sleep. even with that knowledge, the rest of those dreams were just as frightening.
on another note, i have dreams in which i progressively discover parts of a house. the old parts of the house stay the same each time, and i continually build a bigger model of it in my head the more parts i discover. in my dreams i know my way around and remember where everything i've already discovered is, but when i wake up all i can remember is that i was in a house of some kind.
oh, and my favorite - lucid dreams. i've been getting better and better at staying calm enough to remain in them when they occur, and not getting too excited and waking up. fun stuff.
and by the way, i've been taking melatonin for a while and it doesn't seem to stop night terrors or change anything about the way i dream, it basically just puts me to sleep right away. i would still recommend it.
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