A Loud Noise At Night

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    I went to bed last night before my wife did, at sometime after 1:00 am. I woke up thinking that I had heard a loud noise from downstairs. I got up to make sure she was all right, but as I left the bedroom, on my way to the stairs, I encountered a very large piece of machinery that would never have fit there.

    I realized then that I was still in bed, and that I had been dreaming. I was awake then, or believed that I was awake. I could see the window in front of me, and feel Ella, our cat, still lying between my legs where she likes to sleep, keeping me from turning over.

    I couldn't hear anything from downstairs, and my wife still wasn't in bed. Remembering the noise, I got up to make sure she was okay. When I walked out of our bedroom, I found myself in the library of the high school that I had graduated from nearly fifty years ago.

    That woke me up, as I realized that it was just a dream. Again, I was still in bed, and there were the window and Ella. Determined to check on my wife, I got up but, as I approached the door to the bedroom, I found that I couldn't move my feet.

    Then I realized that I couldn't walk because I was still lying in bed, and that I had been dreaming. Listening carefully, I could hear Michelle's radio or television downstairs. But I thought I could also hear her talking to someone. That was odd because, by then, it was at least 3:00 in the morning.

    I got up to find that I was in some building that I didn't even recognize, and I seemed to be in a basement, as the stairs led up.

    Of course, I was still sleeping. This went on for at least ten cycles, although most of them are a blur to me now. Each time, I thought that I was awake, but each time I was still lying in bed sleeping, and Ella wasn't even disturbed by any of it.

    I did wake up when Michelle finally came to bed because I told her about my dreams. There had been no noise, she said; nor had she been talking to anyone. Thank God, because I certainly wasn't going to be of any help.
     
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    WoW...are you on any kind of medication currently Ken? ..
     
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    Hate those type of dreams where you think you're not sleeping. Only get them on occasion though.

    Yours was quite long @Ken Anderson. :)
     
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    I have some weird dreams sometimes. I know they are weird while I'm dreaming them but when I wake up, I can't remember what they were about. Weird, huh?
     
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    Yes I've had those dreams quite often and they scare me more when I wake up because of the ''what if'' factor...but I've certainly never had so many in the space of one night...
     
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    These kind of dreams are confusing. Awake or dreaming, I was confused by them.
     
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    All that repitition, all that thinking you're awake, weird.
     
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    That was one weird ongoing dream!
     
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    Sounds like you were doing a little time traveling in your dreams @Ken Anderson. :)
     
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    I don't know what they're about, if anything. I have had similar dreams before, where I thought I was awake but actually just dreamed that I had woke up and got up, but I have never had so many of them in a row before.
     
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    Sometimes I have "full length" movies or "books" in my dreams. And when I wake up I think I should have recorded that dream so I could write a book on it. :)
     
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    Dreams where you awake to the dream (i.e. realize you are in a dream) is called a 'lucid dream'. You are lucky to be able to maintain the dream after you become aware of it, because now you can take the next step, which is to take conscious control over the dream. For most, that realization will automatically terminate the dream.
     
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    To actually dream that one is just awakening from a dream, to find out that the reality was such that it was still a dream, is a moving experience which happened to me only once. Horribly frightening.
    Frank
     
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    I think I'd be dialing up the head of the dream department and changing my Rx to one straight dream at a time, please.
     
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    The only time I have dreamt and realised I was dreaming was one where I was walking in town with a friend, turned to look in a shop window, turned back and all was black and silent, dark as pitch. I started running and tried to cry out but no sound came and that's when I knew I was dreaming - it freed me up, i relaxed, walked forward, daylight and crowds whom I went amongst being very silly and saying things like 'hey there, how you doing?' - then I woke up. Just wish I had this realisation every time I'm running or afraid in my dreams.
     
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    @Sue Gannon
    Nice informational post! Please, more!
    Frank
     
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    One of the keys to terminating a nightmare at will is becoming observant and critical while dreaming. If you can accomplish this, every dream will have something out of place or abnormal in it, and that is your wake-up call. It could be flowers that move, a dog that talks, a safe in the middle of the street, a door that becomes a solid wall, or anything else outlandish.
     
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    I started my journey by trying to document my dreams each morning immediately after awakening. It didn't matter what the dream was about, it was a matter of becoming more aware of each dream and all of the aspects in those dreams. I also found that by becoming more aware of the going's on, I was not only in the dream but an observer OF the sleep illusions which created a sort of different dimension to it all.

    Later, I started experimenting with telling myself What to dream about as sort of a defensive move. Just before sleep, I clear my brain and focus on what I wish to do, where I wish to travel or whatever and that is generally all my dreams consist of anymore. Once in a great while, I seem to defrag which overpowers my prior self programming and when those scattered files start to come up, I have to be on guard against anything that might be harmful or particularly stressful. When that happens, I can generally redirect what is going on or tell myself to wake up.
    The only one's I cannot redirect are the seemingly violent ones and now when something like that starts to occur, my observer self wakes me up.
     
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    I can't generally do that before I go to sleep for the first time or, perhaps more likely, I don't remember my early dreams. But when I wake up early in the morning, but don't intend to get up, I can do that several times with my later dreams. Then, at some point, I will realize that I am now simply closing my eyes and making stuff up; then it's time to get up.
     
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    Its been many years since I read it, but I'm fairly sure several of your methods are detailed in the Jungian Senoi Dreamwork Manual. The Tibetan Buddhists also have their own approach: 'The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep' ISBN# 978-1559391016. There are various other books too: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/bestselling-books-on-lucid-dreaming.html Too many get hung up on methods, when results is all that really matter. Use whatever that works for you.
     
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    One thing I might mention which isn't necessarily on topic but is within the realm of a good sleep is something I have suggested to many, many people (both believers and not) with some great results.

    If a person is having trouble sleeping, my suggestion is to try to relax in bed and mentally recite Psalm 23. Do it slowly and concentrate on the words. If you're not asleep by the first completion, then do it again. I will just about guarantee there will not be a third time. Of course, the process means that one must memorize the psalm and not just lay there and read it.
    After a few nights, you'll start noticing your dreams a little more and how closely related to the psalm they are.

    I have had a few people come back to me and tell me that after they started practicing the technique, they often do not get past the first few words before peacefully going to sleep.
     
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    Why Bobby Cole, are you suggesting that God's Word is boring, and meant only to put people to sleep?
     
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    Certainly not boring. But, as opposed to one of my prior teachers who said that the reason we get sleepy whilst reading the Bible is that Satan does not wish us to read it, I will take peaceful instead. Although, there are definitely portions of the Bible that are extremely lively and hardly boring or peaceful.

    Something about that teacher always got me into trouble but did teach me not to correct an instructor during class. I spent a large portion of my college career cleaning the wax off of hallway baseboards (instead of acquiring a demerit) by simply offering up my own take on things.
     
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    The same effect can be had by saying a mantra. You start off by chanting a mantra for 5 minutes, then switch to 'chanting' it silently in your head, and within another 5 minutes you will start to yawn. It never fails with me. Not sure if it works by being super relaxing, or super boring.
     
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    Repeating simple prayers works for many people as well.
     
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