reverse lucid dreaming?
February 17, 2012
Last night, I woke myself up by my dreaming-self’s sheer force of will. In the dream I was part of a D&D-style fantasy adventure party. We were trying to defend a particularly indefensible chunk of land from marauders, and everyone was asleep. Why we didn’t set a watch like any self-respecting D&D-style fantasy adventure party, I don’t know. All I knew was I had to wake up and warn everyone that an attack was imminent.
That’s right: I dreamed that I was asleep, and when I tried to wake myself up in the dream, my brain skipped a level and I actually woke up. Is there such a thing as reverse lucid dreaming, where the dream self has control over the real-world self?
I was not a happy camper, when I looked at the clock — this happened at about 5 am. On the plus side, I didn’t have to defend that chunk of land from marauders after all.