supraliminal, if it happens again, go see a doc.
you may have just whacked yourself in the nose, but most people while dreaming have a paralysis to prevent us from doing just that every night.
forget the alien stuff, this could be signs of a real disorder
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A Mayo Clinic study shows that melatonin successfully alleviates many patients’ symptoms of REM-sleep behavior disorder (RBD), a
violent sleep condition that manifests during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, a stage of deep sleep in which most dreaming occurs.
"Melatonin can be considered as one possible option for RBD," says Brad Boeve, M.D., Mayo Clinic neurologist and sleep specialist, and the study’s
People who experience RBD appear to act out their dreams, in which screaming, yelling, hitting, kicking and jumping out of bed tend to occur. These
behaviors can cause injury to these people or their bed partners.
"Normally in REM sleep, almost every muscle in your body is paralyzed and you don’t move," explains Dr. Boeve. "Therefore, when you have a dream,
there’s no excessive activity and no potential for injury. In this disorder, for reasons we don’t fully understand yet, that normal paralysis is
lost, and people will appear to act out their dreams. Sometimes, they’re pleasant dreams. Usually, they’re nightmarish, violent dreams with the
person being chased or attacked by something or someone. So, they try to defend themselves or fight against it, leading to punching and kicking. They
can injure themselves by jumping out of bed, striking the bedposts or diving out of bed. As for their bed partners — they often get injured."