Old_Style wrote:Does anybody else frequently have lucid dreams? It's when you're aware that you're dreaming while the dream is in progress and/or you're able to control what's going on in your dream.
I never really read anything about it, as to what causes them or why they occur. I always thought that was how dreams were supposed to be until I got into a conversation about it with a buddy, and he started telling me a little bit about them.
I'll occassionally have them but most of the time that I realize I'm in a dream it causes me to wake up. It can be disturbing if it happens in a nightmare though. I remember once when I was in a deep sleep and became fully aware I was in a nightmare. I tried to force myself awake but couldn't do it at first. It was only after a lot of effort that I was able to get through and wake myself up. It felt like pushing through a bubble that you just couldn't quite break through.
One of the weirdest dreams I've had recently was when a friend and I had traveled to North Carolina to watch a Panthers game. We were staying at a hotel and had scheduled to have room service deliver breakfast to us early the next morning. That night, I had at least 7-10 seperate dreams about waking up the next morning and getting the breakfast delivered. Every one would be a different scenario though. Sometimes the room service would forget to deliver it, sometimes a food item would be missing and we'd have to call to get it fixed, sometimes we'd learn that we forgot to put out the room service request form at all, etc. Once I even dreamt I woke up from the dreams, told my friend about the weird series of dreams I kept having, and then had the breakfast delivered- only to realize that that was a dream too. By the time the actual breakfast did come, I was slightly annoyed and confused by the whole thing.