Post # 1
I have to say that part of it is very bizarre. I know most dreams have to do with what you just saw on tv, myth or not about eating late at night, your subconscience thoughts, stress… So before going to bed Fiance and I were watching those prison reality shows. Just about how their life is behind bars. Lately my back has been feeling so tense that Fiance has been cracking my back and last night my upper back cracked so loud and so many times. Then I had a couple of cheese and crackers right before bed. My weekness lol. So my dream….
It was like a movie, Leonardo Dicaprio and John Malkovich was in it. ( I have no idea why I dreamt them, lol.) It was a scene in a prison in a different era. A mixture of Gangs of New York and a John Malkovich weird movie. So that dream passes, but then it switched into a scene where Fiance and I were sleeping pin our bed room.
The room was pitch black. There was a knock on our bedroom door. (the entire time in my dream, it felt real. The emotions, the pysichal touch, not knowing it was a dream.) Fiance gets up to open the door, when he opens it I can’t see anything and still half asleep. Then, I hear a man’s voice counting, 1…2…3… and then shots fired! I’m trying to crawl out of bed and run for cover or hide, just trying to get away and I’m hanging from my bed with my head to the ground and my lower body still on the bed. I feel my body tensing up, like you know something is coming. I then feel the pressure of the gun on my upper back. He shoots about 4 time at close range with the gun going upward pressed against my back. I can feel the pressure of the gun firing. I’m still alive and I try to stop breathing to play dead, hoping he doesn’t shoot my head. At this point I feel the life draining out of me and at this point in my dream, I still don’t wake up. Instead I felt like I went to sleep (in my dream, I’m assuming I died) and what felt like a few seconds, I pyshically wake up in real life gasping for air. My body was in shock and I can still feel pressure on my back where I was “shot.”
I was so paranoid thinking someone was going to come into my room and my dream was going to be a reality. I have had dreams where a gun is pointing at me and my body tenses up, but I always wake up. Never actually shot at like this dream and never so intimate and physically shocked my body and felt everything I felt. The craziest thing is that the pressure points were where Fiance cracked my back and where I been having my tension. I don’t know what to make of this dream. It was just so scary and all too real!
Post # 3
It’s called a vivid dream, or lucid dream. It’s common.
Post # 4
oh this stuff is the worst! its super scary when things seem a little too “real”. I have had stuff like this happen. : I would try and do some things to really relax your mind and body before trying to go to sleep, drink some warm tea, do some stretches, maybe read some poetry or a good natured book (no crime mysteries or horror based novels! lol), maybe meditate for 15 minutes or so and center yourself, etc. Try and find what works for you. I find i have more vivid dreams when my mind is not all the way turned off when im trying to sleep. If I go to bed thinking about too much I will have bad dreams.
Post # 5
I don’t care how common it is…when I have those dreams, I am affected most of the next day. Night time is the worst for me. I will get full of energy around bed time, and I think it’s psychological because I hate going to bed. I always fear the worst is going to happen when I am sleeping. So when I have these dreams, it just makes the dark suck even more. I have died many times in my dreams in violent ways and when that happens I wake up like paralyzed in fear and just have to find my Fiance and cuddle him as close as I can without disturbing him. And I also always have to turn on the TV like a little kid so I can see everything and have some noise to distract me.
Hopefully these dreams don’t plague you too often!
Post # 6
I thought lucid dreams were when you could control your dreams? I wanted to do that, but apparently nightmares are very common at first and I don’t want to risk it lol.
I feel things in my dreams all the time. I also have very scary nightmares. I woke up the other night from one where a school friend had turned into a serial killer and tried to set me on fire! I can totally relate to the pp who wrote about hating the dark and sleep as well. I have episodes of insomnia sometimes, and usually can’t sleep until about 3am most mornings, and I absolutely will not sleep in the dark (unless i’ve been drinking, then I can). As a kid, fanta and a story about a unicorn before bed gave me nightmares! It’s odd what seemingly unrelated things can do to you!
Post # 7
@echolove: I often have vivid dreams and those ones are the worse. It used to happen so much that now if I’m watching anything scary before bed I then watch something funny to stop it.
@Lovemelovemyhorses: I have these too 🙂 I can control my dreams! One time I wanted to know if I dream in colour so I had a dream, realised I was dreaming and wanted to see if it was in colour, so I decided to go looking for a purple balloon!
Post # 8
That’s awesome! Did you find it? My mum dreams im black and white, she’s had only a couple of colour dreams, one involved a pink and purple horse O.o
I had a black and white dream once. It was apparently much more common before colour tv.
Post # 9
@Lovemelovemyhorses: No, no one can “contro”l dreams. People report all kinds of things about their dreams though. People get the sensation of feeling on control of the dream, and there is partial cociousness, but from what I see reported they are not in total control of the dream like they are in conciousness. Otherwise, they probably would not be having dreams where they are attacked and helpless, and would be able to fight back. IMO People who report re occuring dreams often are not having reoccuring dreams for example. We ask them to log them, and those logs never come back. Unless the person has had some trauma, or significant life stress. Lucid dreams have elements of reality in them, making it unclear if they are reality or not. If they are also vivid, as in extremely realistic, well, totally freaky. You know that dream where you turn off your alarm, get up and get ready, then you wake up and you’re still in bed? Prime example.
I should mention I work in a sleep lab..
Childhood nightmares are just the worst lol. I had one where I was eaten by a mechanical dinosaur, I swear I could feel it in my ribs. Then another one where granny gross from ghostbusters looked in my window. UGHHH.
Post # 10
@Lovemelovemyhorses: Yeah I found the balloon, I very frequently know I’m dreaming, so I can literally go, wait, I’m dreaming, so I’m going to… fly, sing, become famous … be rich…
I can also wake up out of a dream and get up, get a drink then go back to sleep and start the dream again in place I woke up. It’s a bit weird but SO cool!
Post # 11
@HappySky7: how about those dreams where you know you’ve had the dream before and you know where it goes wrong so you decide to change it to try and stop the bad thing happening that happened last time? Isn’t that a sort of control? I find all of this fascinating!!
Post # 12
@echolove: I’m sorry :(. I had a dream over a year ago – had to do with a knock on the door, me opening it to a man on the porch with a gun at night & rushed me into the house. I don’t remember the rest of the details anymore but that scene still kinda bugs me. I dream things all the time that are like real life. Most of them are just everyday things, like talks. So when I have a nightmare its almost always so close to real life that I’m confused when I wake up.
@HappySky7: I actually did have the same bizarre reoccuring dream when I was a kid. I had the same dream at least 4 times: Two semi trucks crashed head-on & in the explosion a plane came out & it started to chase me, shooting at me. I was running through a field trying to dodge it. The plane transformd into an emu flying over me, trying to peck me in the head. I ran towards a large green house. I went down the chimney where the emu couldn’t get to me & ran down the stairs (it had many levels). The house was collapsing as I ran, I ended up coming out in the floorboards on the front porch & the emu was standing, waiting for me & pecked me on the head. In the dream I died, but that’s when I always woke up. Emus freak me out to this day. Previously, I never knew the emu existed. I saw one “in real life” years after that dream, driving by an emu farm so there were a lot of them & I hid in the bus lol!
Post # 13
@Corgi-cariad: You likely never had the dream before, more likely your brain is telling you that you have been in that situation before, like deja vu.
@canthugallcats: Childhood dreams are so wierd aren’t they? Emu’s lol.
Post # 14
I should also mention when I was a kid I had sleep/wake disturbances… what I now know is called “expolding head syndrome”. It freaked the shizzle out of me.. I was sure I was being abducted or something. Sleep is so stupid.
Post # 15
Ew, I hate these kind of dreams! I had one last year that my brother had died. It felt soooo real! In my dream I was crying so hard it hurt, like anyone would if it had actually happend. Felt like a piece of my soul got ripped out. I was even looking through pictures of him on my phone, which do exist in real life. (from a family Christmas party we had in the gym of a church. My ‘little’ bro is 6’9″, and was lifting up the little kids so they could “dunk” the basketball right in the basket.)
Even after I woke up I just lay in bed all depressed, until I was finally alert enough to realize it was just a dream. What a relief! I did send him a quick text just to make sure 🙂
I have never been so very happy to not be psychic!!!
To this day when I remember this dream I feel like crying. Even though nothing actually happened and my bro is fine. The mind is a powerful thing.