posted on Jun, 24 2005 @ 09:11 AM
Odd thing happened last night. I was having a dream that I was inside a video game. In this game I had to punch these random objects that were
floating my way from off screen. Things like cans, bottles would explode as I punched them, and would do damage if I missed and they collided with me.
There was more to this game, but that's the only part I can remember clearly.
The incoming objects were increasing and I was having difficulty getting them all. Have you ever had a dream where you were trying to do some physical
feat and your arms and legs seemed like rubber? That's what was happening to me. I felt like my arms should have been moving faster. Then I realized,
"Hey! I can't move my arms at all." For some reason this realization brought me to instantly being fully awake. I looked over and saw what time it
was on the alarm clock. Then I noticed that both of my arms were completely dead.
I've had one arm fall asleep when I laid on it wrong, but never both at the same time. It was a really weird feeling. I was able to move my legs and
everything else just fine, but my arms wouldn't move no matter how hard I thought about it. I finally was able to wiggle the fingers on my left arm
and then Boom! My whole left arm woke up with that awful tingly feeling that's a mixture between hurting and tickling. It took another min before my
right arm would work. I could pick it up with my left and hand and it would just flop back lifeless by my side but it came around and finally woke
Thinking about the dream I was having, I guess it's a good thing I couldn't move my arms. I suppose I would have knocked my wife senseless. She
sleeps a lot lighter than me and asked me why I was flopping around like a fish. I guess I was putting quite a bit of effort into getting my arms woke
up. REM sleep is so odd. I've woke up from dreams before, but I never had a loss of motion like that. I guess some people wake up and are completely
paralyzed . Boy that would be freaky.
[edit on 24-6-2005 by dbates]