my roommate and i had the same exact dream!

Philippines
March 2, 2009 11:25am CST
in my dream, there was a venomous snake poised to strike. given the magical nature of dreams, the snake also happened to have a stinger (just like a bee would). it stung me. i felt the stinger bore into my flesh. it was painful and scary. then, i woke up. i didn't find it unusual as i usually have colorful dreams. it just struck me weird that i FELT pain in my dream, as supposedly painful thing in dreams don't usually cause pain... for example, i would fall off a cliff but i wouldn't get hurt. i examined myself immediately for any bites because i know dreams may sometimes reflect actual realtime events (dreams may sometimes be the mind's way of "explaining" external stimuli which would otherwise have woken you up). but, no bites. during breakfast, my roommate seemed tired. she said she had a horrible dream. you can imagine my amazement when i realized we had the EXACT SAME DREAM! has this ever happened to you before? what do you make of this? does it have a name? for example, dreams that seem real (not magical) are termed lucid dreams. how about two people living together having the exact same dream during the same night?
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@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
2 Mar 09
I had this dream when i was young. I was in a vehicle with my family and we were driving down the road. It was during a hurricane and we were trying to get someone safe. When we went around a turn the bridge was missing. Instead of stopping my dad floored it trying to jump over the empty space. We didn't make it. Anyways when i was in middle school i was sitting around at lunch with four of my friends. When one of them started talking about this dream she had. I couldn't believe it when she said the exact story. I even told her that i had that dream before. I think she didn't believe me though because she just strugged it off. OH well.
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• Philippines
2 Mar 09
ah... too bad. would have been cool for her to know someone had the exact same dream as she did... that was a horrible dream, by the way! even more horrible than mine...
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@falconx (255)
• Finland
6 Mar 09
Omg that's pretty amazing.. That kind of dreams are called Shared dreams. It really happens..
• Philippines
8 Mar 09
so that's the term for it, shared dreams? thanks, i'll try to look it up on the net. perhaps i can find other phenomena like it! ^_^ has it happened to you?
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
3 Mar 09
Whenever I dream I am falling I usually wake up with a start!
• Philippines
5 Mar 09
oh, i've experienced that before. most of the time, when i dream that i'm flying and i fall all of a sudden, i wake up with a start. i think it's because the mind's control over the body during rem sleep is temporarily disrupted. when we dream, our body is "paralyzed" by our brain so that when we jump in a dream, we don't jump in real life and we don't suddenly wake up. somehow, if we wake up with a start, the mind's capacity to keep us immobile is disrupted. hehe.
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
3 Mar 09
When I was a child my brother and I had the same dream. We were sleeping on opposite sides of the same room and when we woke up and he told me his dream I couldn't believe it! By the way, I know someone who made a film called "Lucid" that explores the subject.
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
Lucid? hm, that should be interesting to watch. :) what was the dream that you and your brother shared?