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There is also the interesting case related of a man who dreamed through long episodes of the French Revolution, culminating in his execution on the guillotine ; the fall of the knife and its stroke on his neck awakened him with a shock to find that he had been struck by a falling bed-rail.
It had come loose and had fallen, striking the dreamer on the neck ; and the whole drama of the Revolution had been woven round the accident.
Originally posted by alfa1
Other stories illustrate how large amounts of time can elapse in a dream, when in "real" time only a very short period has elapsed.
Or in other words, dont believe that you can actually tell that your jolt and the outside world incident actually happened at the EXACT same time.
Originally posted by SageBeno
I have experienced this many many times, Im laying down just on the verge of sleep and for whatever reason something makes a loud noise eg the blinds blowing out and hitting the glass, My body jolts not because of it, but as it happens..as If I anticipated it.