posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 07:24 AM
Well putting your an alcoholic really makes it very easy to understand what this is, it's actually Psychology 101 I took the class last year.
REM Rebound, when you drink you lose an unimaginable amount of REM sleep, so as you were not drinking when you took your 'Nap', your body
immediately jumped into a high concentration of REM sleep.
REM- Rapid Eye Movement, it's were the dreams take place. It really recharges you. Now it typically lasts only 30 minutes of REM sleep per 8 hour
sleep and 4 intervals of it, typically.
With REM Rebound, your body tried to hyperlly catch up on that missed REM sleep. So you may of had very very intense dreams, and may of seemed to last
forever because they could of gone up for about an hour! Thats twice the normal one, and would make it that much easier.
I'm going to say Lucid Dreaming.
As an Avid Alcoholic Anonymous member, I see this constantly with the newcomers, explainin these odd things, and seeing mysticism in it, when it's
just their bodies trying to desperately recover.
Hope'd this helped explain whats going on!
For a kicker, it's like when a Avid Smoker quits, and they start to notice smells and tastes with such great effect it almost knocks them off their
feet! Thats a good correlation for ya!