posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:19 PM
a reply to: bringmecoffee
These are False Awakenings. They are very common (however they can be pretty amazing experiences). During false awakenings, the logic center of our
brains (which is normally deactivated while dreaming normally, but activated during lucid dreams) is more active, so these "near-awake" dreams
generally feel much more different. They aren't strange or unusual (on a large scale), but can be quite jarring.
Your subconscious mind is gearing up for an actual wake up, but you are still asleep, so, you get the illusion of actually waking up. Often times,
this engages your conscious mind as well (bringing you to a semi-lucid state), where your logical mind starts to work, noticing that something feels
"strange" or even "dream-like", instead of just blindly wandering through the dream experience normally.
Learn to play with this idea. Try to INDUCE a false awakening, when you go to sleep. Think about waking up. Think about what you're going to do when
you wake up. Etc. Then, if you find yourself having a false awakening (and you know it's a dream), realize that you are still dreaming. Stay calm, and
experiment with controlling the dream (try flying, moving objects with your mind, etc). This is how you get into exploring lucid dreaming and learning
I've been a lucid dreaming mentor and staff member at www.dreamviews.com for over 10 years. If anyone is looking to learn how to control their dreams
and explore the phenomenon of lucid dreaming, feel free to ask me any questions!