Vivid DreamingPosted: Thu 11 October, 2012
One thing I’ve realised more and more over the last few months is that I dream very vividly – to the point that I can’t easily tell dreams from reality. It’s only when I think back and actually analyse things that I work out sometimes whether it’s been dream or real. That’s not helped by the fact that most of my dreams appear to be quite reality-based anyway. I’ve never dreamed about flying naked, or whatever.
Don’t get me wrong, they get very weird – but it’s extrapolations from reality, rather than just starting weird and getting worse.
Recently, I’ve also been vivid-dreaming that I’m awake. Or I think I have – it’s a possibility, anyway.
Either way, I’m either awake and not sleeping, or I’m asleep, dreaming I’m wide awake, and thus – um – dreaming about insomnia.
I honestly don’t know which it is. There are bits where I know I’ve been awake ’til ungodly hours – and have physically moved to pick up the clock and look at the time, for instance. Others, I’m less sure – I’ve felt like I’ve had no sleep, but then I also recall things that were definitely (with analysis) dreams.
It’s all very confusing, and not at all helpful.