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Author Topic: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This  (Read 824 times)

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Offline tednlou2

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Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
« on: March 18, 2013, 02:07:05 AM »
I'm curious what your dreams are like.  I often have those really nice dreams, where you're mad you woke and it ended.  I also have those awful ones, where you try to get yourself to wake up.  Well, I think I am consciously trying to wake myself.  I have many dreams where someone is after me or in a dangerous situation, but my legs don't work well.  I also have many dreams where I can fly, but I have a hard time doing it.  I crash a lot, and have a hard time staying in the air.  I have the dreams where I tell myself (in the dream) that I've had this same dream several times.  Of course, there are the dreams where my phone is ringing, and the ringing shows up in my dream. 

Lately, I've noticed when I am tired and watching TV, I will begin recalling memories of a dream.  I am not aware I dozed off, but I know I must have, because I am recalling the dream I just had.  Plus, the TV show will have ended.  I will rewind it, to see how long I was out.  I always thought we only had dreams during REM sleep, which takes a while.  But, I've read they can happen at other stages.  It just seemed odd that I would already be dreaming within 5 mins of dozing off.  And, not even realizing I dozed off.  Perhaps when you're already tired, your brain is already getting ready for dreams, even when you think you're totally awake.

I have dreams, where I wake believing it was real.  I can dream I did some laundry.  I will wake thinking I did.  It isn't until I am fully awake, that I start to doubt that.  Plus, finding nothing in the washer is a good indication.  I recently told my partner that the LED light we bought blew.  I was ready to return it, as it was like 30 bucks, and I thought it should last years.  I went to get it, only to realize it was not blown.  I realized I must have dreamt that.  I have some really boring dreams, sometimes.

Just curious about your dreams.  Do you have some that you believe really happened? Mostly pleasant, bad, or mix?  It is usually the small, boring things that I will have to decide were just a dream.  I will dream I called and made an appointment.  I will have to look at my phone's call history to double check.  It's the small things.  I mean, I don't continue to believe my dream about being the most in demand porn star is real.  I'm not delusional.

Offline mecch

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Re: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 05:49:13 AM »
I had one of those so real ones last week. Unfortunately, it was a nightmare. It came down to this: I had had a rental car from a local rent-a-wreck, and I was 98% convinced I had returned it. It was a college town in the summer.   

Then for a few weeks I had a doubt, perhaps I returned it to the wrong place and in fact never signed it back in, so to speak.  Like I had pulled up to a likely check in point and just left it there.  But that surely wasn't true.

Finally I stopped by at the main office, weeks later, and there was a Lurch like owner in a suit, who said Wow, you're here, your lawyer finally convince you to pay up?  He said he had served me a process to my address in Switzerland and had called many times. I said, of course, I've been visiting family here all summer, I never got your messages, whats the problem.

"Well we just found the car by good luck, and no problem, just pay the bill."  So They gave me a billl for almost 20,000 in rental fees and "charges".  I realised that I had made a horrible mistake, and said so, but also I didn't want to pay the bill.

So I woke up. For 15 minutes I was in a panic that is was true.
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Offline buginme2

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Re: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 10:22:49 PM »
For me my dreams are intense, sometimes overwhelming, and vivid.  However, I attribute most of that to the Atripla. 

The worst dreams ever however are the ones where you realize you are dreaming and try to wake up to stop the dream.  Only to panic because you can't move as your body is paralyzed and you can't wake up.  That usually ends with me suddenly waking up screaming scarring my boyfriend and dog. 

I can't wait to take my last Atripla.  Just three (maybe four) more months!
Don't be fancy, just get dancey

Offline red_Dragon888

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Re: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 09:49:08 AM »
My favorite dreamwas also an Atripla by-product, but first let me say that I remember in my early 20's some guy in conversation said he dreamt in color (which meant he was more imaginative, more genius, and more better that anyone else that doesn't dream in color) and I was instantly jealous.  That was so long ago that it was ancient.  I could not, back then, imagine dreaming in color and thought that everyone dreams in black and white.  Then, after my first night on Atripla I dreamed I was lost in a crazy rainbow that enveloped me in forever washes of super vivid rushing colors and it seemed to last forever.  ( like what I would imagine a freaking heroin high would be like) I mean it was like I lost myself in a crazy colors of rivers of reds, yellows, and blues converging so bright, so vivid, so mind blowing...  I almost say that I did not want to leave or wake up from it. (Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds) It was like being born into a psychedelic-kaleidoscopic world where all my emotions were in the extreme and over-powering and everything was beauty and beauty was forever.  A truly different shadows on the walls for me.

 
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Offline mecch

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Re: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 12:53:06 PM »
I had no idea some people dream in black and white...

says its rare:
http://psychology.about.com/od/statesofconsciousness/tp/facts-about-dreams.htm

explains why its rare:

In the mid-20th century, people generally thought most of their dreams were black and white; no longer. The key appears to be different levels of group exposure to black and white media. Two key questions are:

(1.) Does black and white media exposure lead people to really dream in black and white or does it lead people to erroneously report that they do?

(2.) Do people who report dreaming in color really dream in color or are the colors of most of the objects in the dreamworld unspecified? (If you have trouble conceiving of the latter, think about novels, which leave the colors of most of their objects unspecified.)

Two recent studies (Schredl et al. 2008; Murzyn 2008) cast a bit more light on these questions. Both researchers asked general questions about people's dreams and also had people answer questions about their dreams in "dream diaries" immediately upon waking in the morning.

First, both studies confirm that college-age respondents these days rarely report black-and-white dreams, either when asked about their dreams in general or when completing dream diaries. Murzyn finds that older respondents (aged about 55-75 years) more commonly report black and white dreams, but even in this group the rates of reported black and white dreams (22%) don't approach the levels of 50 or 60 years ago.


http://schwitzsplinters.blogspot.ch/2008/11/new-studies-on-black-and-white-vs.html
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Offline Dachshund

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Re: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 10:00:34 AM »
I had a recurring dream that I was a wigwam and a teepee. I asked my shrink about it and he said I was two tents.

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 10:18:04 AM »
For me my dreams are intense, sometimes overwhelming, and vivid.  However, I attribute most of that to the Atripla. 

The worst dreams ever however are the ones where you realize you are dreaming and try to wake up to stop the dream.  Only to panic because you can't move as your body is paralyzed and you can't wake up.  That usually ends with me suddenly waking up screaming scarring my boyfriend and dog. 

I can't wait to take my last Atripla.  Just three (maybe four) more months!
This happens to me as well, I hate it too, this actually happened this morning.  Your mind is lucid, but can get your arms or legs to move.  ugggh
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
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