Strange or confusing experiences while dreaming?

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Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MissAusten:  Haha I WISH this was my experience!!

 

A week ago I was laying in bed and I’m 80% sure I was drifting to sleep and very distinctly felt something poke me in the side. It felt like someone took 1 finger and pushed it into my side and then out. I remember thinking, “omg I need to scream so FI knows…” I woke him up screaming but it was a weird whiny scream lol… he checked out the room, I bawled my eyes out and he let me fall asleep before he went back to bed himself. It was awful.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Have you ever been right on the verge of falling asleep, felt like you were falling, jerked, and woke yourself up? Or heard someone talking? That’s a hypnagogic hallucination.

Waking up in the middle of the night and hearing or seeing something would be hypnopompic.

I’ve had both. I also was a sleepwalker as a kid. I had a nightmare when I was a teenager that was so real. I would have sworn I was awake. I saw flames outside my window and heard my mom screaming and saw her silhouette in the window. I jumped out of bed and ran outside to a peaceful dawn and no mom outside. I actually called her name and looked around for her. I went inside, and sure enough, she was sound asleep in her bed. I had no memory or awareness of going from sleeping to waking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

MissAusten

waking dreams. i have these in a blue moon. its when you dream with your eyes barly open. i had a dream (they were closed) but that i was running or playing whatever with peter pan. and i came to this bookshelf. well this is when my eyes were open. i climbed the book shelf and it was high. to realize i was awake and the book shelf was the cieling. our house wasnt finished yet so the cieling looked like a bookselve because there was no insilation instaled yet. anyways. i was like wtf.. my mind just sort of zoomed out and came to focus where i really was.

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I regularly sleeptalk, which is not a big deal. Except that I was having a dream about a kid in my preschool class who liked to run out of the classroom, and I was apparently shouting “MAX! MAX!” In my sleep!

I have also dated two guys named Max. So DH was a little miffed until I explained it!

DH is a sleep walker. He regularly takes art off the walls, spills water on the floor, and tries to leave the apartment in his sleep.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

i have such weird dreams sometimes!! last night I dreamt that someone broke into my house, pinned me down on the bed and was trying to strangle me. I woke up all tangled in my blankets with my cat pawing at my chest (lol).

this wasn’t a dream, but still SO weird. I go to bed around 10pm, plug my phone in the wall right next to me, and go to sleep. I wake up in the middle of the night and wanted to check the time, so I grab for my phone. it was completely gone. charger and all. So I am up at 3am digging around the bed for my phone for like 10 minutes…  I decide to open my dresser drawers across the room, and my phone is in one of the drawers. The charger cord is nearly perfectly wrapped around the phone and it was neatly placed on top of my clothes. pretty sure I was sleep walking that night. 

 

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

also, I used to take Benadryl for allergies and it would make me have the craziest dreams. almost like I was hallucinating. apparently it’s a common side effect! I have since switched to a different medication! 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just had a dream the other night that a koala bear dropped onto me and it was super vivid and I was half awake and according to DH I got super stiff and rigid and slowly peeled his fingers off my shoulder. I told him when I woke up completely that his fingers had felt like claws. Never thought I’d have a nightmare about koala bears!

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I constantly have dreams that seem real, and when I wake up I have to ask my FI if it actually happened.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Ugh I have the worst dreams.  I’ve experienced sleep paralysis which is so scary.  Basically your body freezes up so you can’t move, but you still have (usually scary) nightmarish hallucinations (I’m not sure if I’m describing it completely right).  Usually just something creepy like hearing someone breathing when I’m alone in the room, but I can’t turn my head or move my hands to check.  Then, when I realize I’m dreaming it takes forever to wake myself up.  I’ve also been stuck in a never ending false-awakening loop where I keep thinking I wake up, then realize I’m still dreaming.  Sometimes it feels like hours, but  I have no idea how much time really passes.  It is incredibly frustrating.  

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh yes! A few weeks ago I dreamed that one of my high school classmates (we carpooled and were friendly but wewren`t really friends) was in my kitchen. And I MURDERED him! In the dream I strangled him to death! Somehow during that he managed to record me on his phone, and he texted the recording to his mom, the police, and ME! It was so weird. But then when his mom showed up and the police were coming DH said thathe was okay with running away with me and living out of our car, so I guess it was good to know he always supports me…

Such a starnge dream!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i have quite a few sleep issues so that kind of thing happens a lot to me haha. ive always dreamt a lot and remembered them, but i also tend to wake up and think theyre real and act them out

ive woken up and started searching the bed for puppies for ages, rummaging in the covers. DH just looked at me, gave me a wtf look a nd told me to go to bed. ive also woken up and slapped my DH’s leg because i thought it was a dog who peed on the couch (i have a lot of animal dreams weirdly!!), ive freaked out and jumped out of bed hyperventilating as i didnt recognise my DH and wasnt awake enough to understand for a good few minutes. ive punched him in the arm as he tried to pull the duvet to him (i was dreaming i was in the arctic and the blanket was the only thing keeping me alive). poor man has the patience of a saint!!

i also used to sleepwalk and talk a lot but ive grown out of that pretty much so its just the waking dreams. and very occasional night terrors. i sleep pretty badly now (34 weeks pregnant) so maybe thats why im having less isues at the moment – im not sleeping deeply enough for it to become a problem

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MissAusten:  It really was! I was going to a class party that night, so I guess thats what got him on my mind. It all seemed so real too!

 

I just remembered another one. Once years ago, I had a dream that I tried smoking. I have never and will never smoke, even if I wanted to it would kill me because of problems with my lungs. But in this dream I could taste is êrfectly, at first it was gross but after a couple of minutes I started to really like it! Clearly I just have messed up dreams.

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