Don't know if it's the right forum, but it's the best I could pick.
So, In the past few weeks I've been "rationing" my inputs. One of them includes drinking. With doing that, i've been sleeping without the benefit of
being excessively medicated to get a nice consistent full nights sleep.
I've had this issue in the past and throughout my life, but lately in the past 5 days I've had it just about every night.
I don't know if it's a real thing, it's what I call it.
It's like dropping through "layers", dreams in dreams in dreams(at best, I figure I've been 4 or 5 layers down). Now, this isn't lucid necessarily or
even any sort of varied dreaming. It's the same dream, I dream I am sleeping and dreaming and have to wake up, only to wake into the same
scenario(very accurate reality of my room) and then "awake" into another of the same rooms where there is "something off" only to realize I'm dreaming
and need to awaken again.
What's interesting is that it's hard to determine exactly when, in the dreams, I'm actually awake. When I'm really awake there is an obvious certainty
but it feels soo odd.
Another feature I notice is that I can't escape it. I'm sure everyone has awoken from a dream and if it was good you want to fall asleep and "resume"
that mental state. This is the exact opposite, I drift back off in minutes and start the same process over again. The worst part is that as I go from
level to level, time seems to compound. I'll reawaken after another "bout" that felt like hours, just to see it's been five minutes. Not bad, until
you have to go through an hour or two of this in the early am. And it feels real. So even if I only "fall asleep and wake up" a dozen times, with the
"nesting effect" it feels like a hundred.
In the end, I don't worry about it, other than I literally lose out on hours worth of sleep and it makes for extreme unease just even at the idea of
falling back asleep, which I ironically have no choice because i'm so tired.
Just thought it was interesting.
edit on 18-3-2020 by ZapBrannigan3030 because: (no reason given)