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Topic: You Know that Dream Where You...
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Apr 15, 2017 09:01AM)
...dream where you are in bed but can't get up because the blankets/sheets are nearly smothering you, and no matter how much you push/twist/pull the blankets keep caving back in? Oh, and you're hot which makes it worse?

Yeah, I had that one last night.

Usually if I'm on evening medication, or if I eat too late I have bizarre dreams.

Anybody else?
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (Apr 15, 2017 11:59AM)
The most bizarre dreams I ever had was when I used the nicotine patches to quit smoking. Bizarre in a steampunk-ish kind of way. Not nightmares, mind you, but just plain bizarre.

When my wife was on the patch, she woke me up around 3 a.m. in the midst of her dismantling the shower door in our bathroom. I got up, ushered her back to bed, and left the door against the wall so she could see it in the morning. She didn't remember a thing.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Apr 15, 2017 12:24PM)
Don't you hate when that happens?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Apr 15, 2017 01:32PM)
[quote]On Apr 15, 2017, Bob1Dog wrote:

When my wife was on the patch, she woke me up around 3 a.m. in the midst of her dismantling the shower door in our bathroom. [/quote]

Lucky for you, you were still banging on your drums :)
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Apr 15, 2017 01:35PM)
[quote]On Apr 15, 2017, landmark wrote:
[quote]On Apr 15, 2017, Bob1Dog wrote:

When my wife was on the patch, she woke me up around 3 a.m. in the midst of her dismantling the shower door in our bathroom. [/quote]

Lucky for you, you were still banging on your drums :) [/quote]

Unadulterated genius.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Apr 15, 2017 01:42PM)
I figure one out of a thousand gags has to eventually hit. ;)
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Apr 15, 2017 02:05PM)
I am completely medication-free. As opposed to my younger years, when my motto was “How high can you get?”

But when I binge-read espionage biographies, I sometimes dream of being chased by spies. Hurrying to get away, dodging though a labyrinth of city streets, but always on the verge of getting captured.
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Apr 15, 2017 02:20PM)
I have a lot of dreams where I'm in a car that has no brakes.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Apr 15, 2017 02:24PM)
Ever had a "déjà vu" dream?
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Apr 15, 2017 02:29PM)
I've had repeat dreams... dreams where I realize I'm dreaming a dream I dreamt of a very long time ago.

Now, I've never dreamed of something and have it happen in reality; not counting those anticipation dreams of course.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Apr 15, 2017 02:33PM)
As a young boy I had a handful of recurring nightmares. In one of them, I was seated at a long table with several other people. Everything in the room was red: the walls, the carpet, the tablecloth. Something was being passed around from person to person beneath the table. It was always a terrifying experience, and when the "something" was handed to me, I always woke up in a cold sweat.

Fast forward to one night in my late teens, when I found myself in an unfamiliar nightclub. I was sitting with several other people at a long table with a red tablecloth. There were red drapes on the walls, and the section in which I was sitting featured red carpeting. Under cover of the tabletop, something was being passed from person to person. It was a very intense and scary experience, because I was on the verge of a major turning point in my life ... about to enter the "dark side."

At the very moment when the "something" was finally handed to me, I experienced true déjà vu. I recalled my recurring nightmare from so many years ago. The reality of the scene: the room, the colors, the table, the people, the emotions, the situation ... everything was exactly like in my childhood dreams!
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Apr 15, 2017 02:38PM)
It is interesting that you dreamt about seeing the color red. A lot of people dream in black and white or a combination of both.

It is also interesting where your perspective is within the dream be it as the viewer or watching yourself.

I don't remember any dreams where the colors were vivid, or that I could differentiate. So I may dream grayscale.
Message: Posted by: R.S. (Apr 15, 2017 03:40PM)
Last night I dreamt I was a muffler on a car. And then I woke up exhausted.

Ron
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (Apr 15, 2017 07:05PM)
[quote]On Apr 15, 2017, Salguod Nairb wrote:

I don't remember any dreams where the colors were vivid, or that I could differentiate. So I may dream grayscale. [/quote]

I'll never forget my Psych 101 professor reminding the class that sex dreams typically were in color. That was back in the mid-sixties, for what it's worth.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Apr 15, 2017 07:09PM)
All my dreams have always been in glorious Technicolor.
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (Apr 15, 2017 07:11PM)
Sounds like another story for the "Story" thread!
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (Apr 15, 2017 07:12PM)
[quote]On Apr 15, 2017, landmark wrote:
I figure one out of a thousand gags has to eventually hit. ;) [/quote]


:rotf:
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Apr 15, 2017 07:15PM)
As a young teen I had a recurring dream for a while where I dreamt I was being seduced by a ghostly enchantress! The experience was so realistic I always hated walking up.
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Apr 16, 2017 12:43PM)
When I was a kid I always knew when I was dreaming and would control where the dream went.

As I got older it became harder to take control, for my mind would trick me into thinking I woke up but all that happened was a transition to another dream. Now the more I try to take control the more my mind changes channels...
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Apr 16, 2017 12:51PM)
Do you think it has to do with our minds being occupied with more and more distractions now as opposed to then?
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Apr 16, 2017 01:17PM)
No... that doesn't seem to fit. I would say it is more of a tug of war between the conscious and subconscious mind.

Sleep is supposed to be system idle time for maintenance and such and me wanting to take [i]conscious[/i] control it is like a system that refuses to shut down. So my mind does a force shutdown command.

When I was younger I didn't requires so much down time, but now that I am old and falling apart my subconscious mind has higher administrator rights.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Apr 16, 2017 02:01PM)
That sounds about right. Back to your original post, about that “smothering” feeling in your dreams …

I can recall a handful of frequently recurring nightmares from my childhood which in involved a feeling of being pursued. The images and situations are still vivid in my memory.

For example, in one dream I was running away from someone/something scary, but unable to make much progress because I was running on cork netting floating in the water. (I can’t swim, which made that dream all the more terrifying).

Another nightmare involved an almost space-age metal-like construction of seemingly endless interlocked pipes, suspended in space, along which I was trying to escape.

I don’t attach much value to dreams, but it does make you wonder how a psychiatrist would analyze these recurring visions!