posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 05:29 AM
Making a video is a nice approach to journaling dreams.
What you report is typical of mild "REM intrusions" (searchable). You were apparently drifting in and out of wakefulness during this episode.
The incident of experiencing yourself "frozen" on the stairs appears to be dream incorporation (searchable) of your actual circumstances: the normal
muscle atonia typical of REM sleep. You became aware of it, and built that into your dream. You couldn't walk, and you tried to shout, but couldn't
achieve voluntary breath control. In fact, you really couldn't do those things, and these features became story points in your dream.
There is nothing at all unusual about dreaming that you are somewhere other than where your body actually is, but nevertheless the place is familiar
to you. It is routine for friends to have friends sleep over. When that happens, the guest is often accommodated on a couch. In your dream, you
misidentified who was on the couch. Similarly, cats go where they want to go.
So, there is nothing that distinguishes your report from other REM intrusion narratives, except that it was your personal first time.
Hope this information is helpful to you as you sort out your experience.