DREAMS

Several times before I’ve fallen asleep in bed I’ve thought of some interesting ideas for blog posts. At the time, I realized that I would never remember them and made me wish I had a pad and a pencil next to my bed.

I’ve also woken up and realized I had some crazy dreams that would also make for some great blog posts. Again, I never seem to remember them as well. I believe your brain does that on purpose because it doesn’t want you to remember dreams and think those things really happened.

This is a bit of a tangent but it’s kinda interesting. A few weeks ago, I was asleep but I regained consciousness while my body was physically still sleeping. When you sleep, your brain prevents you from controlling your arms and legs to a certain extent to protect you from acting out your dreams. When your mind is awake though and your body refuses to move, it can be a bit unsettling. It felt like being underwater and I was fighting to get to the surface and break through.

All I knew was that I was in this black fog and I needed to desperately wake up so I could control my limbs again. There was this urgency that I needed to wake up immediately. For several moments I willed myself to move but my entire body wasn’t responding.

After what seemed like a minute, the blackness disappeared in a quick snap and the world came rushing into focus. My eyes were open and I could see the room. I was awake and I could move my body again.

It was a really weird feeling. I’ve only had it happen to me a few times in my entire life. When I thought everything was ok, I went back to sleep.

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