November 23rd, 2005

monkey pirate

Dream Paralysis

I keep having dreams, like one last night - wherein I'm aware of the physically paralyzed state of my sleeping body, and it carries over into my dream. Last night I dreamt I was in Hawaii, but every time I got in my rental car to drive people places, I would be unable to look around, move anything, or act consciously .... I would just zone out until we arrived somewhere, and then I would have to apologize to my friends for getting us lost.

Anyone else have this? It's not unusual to have outside stimuli work their way into your dreams - especially if, like me, you're a light sleeper. But how often are you aware of your sleeping physical self in your dreams, simultaneous with moving around in your dream?