Being Aware Of Rem While Its Happening.
Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:41 AM
Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:51 PM
Yes. Sometimes my dreams are hard to tell apart from thoughts. If I don't like my dream, I will change it. Sometimes when I am aware I am dreaming, I wake myself up because I did not want to be asleep at an inopportune time. This awareness of REM seems to be a part of my life which my wife just does not share- "how do you do that". It has caused a few good laughs.
Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:56 PM
Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:45 AM
Yep. It's definitely a creepy feeling ... but it happens to me often enough that I've learned it means I'm having a hallucination. It happens most often when I've woken up and I'm going back to sleep, more rarely when I'm going to sleep the first time.
Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:12 AM
Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:07 PM
Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:35 AM
I change my dreams too! Not conciously really, it's just things will be going bad for me and then I'll be like nope, and switch stuff around to turn more in my favor. Often times, it's like I get retries, like dying in a video game. I have noticed when I get really sleepy my eyes will start to cross and loll around occasionally, sometimes going as far as starting to switch back and forth really quickly. One time I gave myself SP/HH though. I kid you not, I was laying in bed trying to sleep, and I was like, I wonder if I start oscillating my eyes randomly it'll make me sleep quicker. I started doing that and the about 30 seconds later, I sank down, down, down, could no longer move and my dog started running around the room, and then my roommate started shouting at him, except that wasn't actually what really happened, both of them were asleep, haha. So yeah, it is possible to induce that intentionally, though I'm not sure why you'd wanna do that.
Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:02 PM
Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:08 PM
Some of those dreams were really cool...
Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:22 PM
Also, I won't watch horror movies, and I won't watch certain parts of other movies because I don't want to experience them in my dreams.
Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:41 PM
Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:52 PM
One time I gave myself SP/HH though. I kid you not, I was laying in bed trying to sleep, and I was like, I wonder if I start oscillating my eyes randomly it'll make me sleep quicker. I started doing that and the about 30 seconds later, I sank down, down, down, could no longer move and my dog started running around the room, and then my roommate started shouting at him, except that wasn't actually what really happened, both of them were asleep, haha. So yeah, it is possible to induce that intentionally, though I'm not sure why you'd wanna do that.
Yeah, DeathRabbit, I don't think I want to try that out. SP/HH can really suck!
Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:55 PM
Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:13 PM
Well this is what I had today around 11 am at work I had a sleep attack which happens often so I went to my car to take a nap and I fell asleep sitting in the driver seat not reclined in a very uncomfortable position and the sun shining on me and in my sleep i knew where I was and I felt the sun and my neck hurt from the position my head was when i fell asleep but I could not wake up I tried in my sleep to wake up because I was so uncomfortable but i could not and I even heard things I heard a short stop and it sounded real but I still could not wake up and this went on which seemed that it went on for hours but it lasted 30 min and i finally woke up (the short stop was only in my dream)
One my the dreams I have a lot ( like every week)at night at home I know I am in bed sleeping and I hear an intruder break into my house and I am paralyzed to do anything about it so I scream and scream until my wife wakes me up and there was never and intruder but it seems so real (and it could happen 2 seconds after I close my eyes my is like hey you just went to bed
Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:21 PM
I've had a rash of SP and HH recently. These symptoms are fairly new to me. I never really had trouble sleeping at night, but now it seems like my nights are going on forever. First time I had SP was really freaky. And what caused the HH was the fear of HH.
You can't scream, you can't yell for help, you can't do anything.
It just sucks, because nobody understands unless they have N. I know SP and HH happen to normal people, but it's almost every night for people like us.
Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:12 PM
Hi, I'm new here. Just getting a Dx at 60+. Had one PS which seems to suggest there is a problem. Going for another with CPAP and then an MSLT later.
Anyway, I've often experienced 'rapid eye movement' during the day. I'll be perfectly wide awake and my eyes just start flickering back and forth. I've learned that if I just go somewhere quiet and let it run its course I'll feel pretty good when it's done. Until my MD suggested I might have N, causing me to read up on it, it never occurred to me that what I was experiencing was REM intruding into my daily --awake-- life. Now it seems to make sense.