False awakening

Sleep - Some strange experiences during sleep.
@Oktavist (396)
Romania
August 27, 2012 6:34am CST
False awakening is the moment when you think you woke up,spend some time,do things,and then wake up for real,realizing that you dreamed. I have experienced many times false awakenings.Once I thought I woke up and did things for 4 hours,only to wake up on my alarm clock.You can't imagine how I felt!It all felt so natural and so real,only to wake up,being so confused.I felt so old! Did you experience false awakenings?How it was?Share your experience!
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11 responses
• India
28 Aug 12
Yup i feel it sometimes.whenever i got to do some work and i sleep then i imagine it doing in my dream.and when i get up i actually feel tired.its normal. .
@Oktavist (396)
• Romania
28 Aug 12
Well,it seems like all of you guys feel tired after experiencing that.I can understand that.I don't feel physically tired,but rather mentally.Practically,I am doing things that I thought I already did.It is like a psychological straining.Thankfully,I don't experience this that often.
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
I only dream once in a blue moon maybe it is just I don't remember when I dream off. But It already happened to me that in my dream I thought that it is real and I'm not dreaming. But when I woke up in real it is only a dream sometimes when my dream is not good I thanks God that it is only a dream but when it is good and nice dream I wish to go back to sleep again
@Oktavist (396)
• Romania
27 Aug 12
Well,I think this goes for every dreamer out there.Bad dreams are ones where we want to escape but we hardly can,and good dreams are those which are unstable. False awakenings can be very confusing,especially because so much time in dream(hours) are actually spent in minutes.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 12
Dreams are so amazing yet mysterious Dreams are so real, we don't even know that we are dreaming! I have this 'false awakening' quite a number of times. I felt so relieve that I have wake up from a terrible dream, and things seems normal... yet in actual fact I am still in the dream. Only realised when I truly physically wake up later. Dreams seems to have in layered just like the movie "INCEPTION"
@Oktavist (396)
• Romania
27 Aug 12
Yes,I have experienced situations that look similar to "Inception"'s action. A dream within a dream,and the closest dream is a fake awakening.It boggles your mind thinking how on Earth could your mind possibly do all that thing,with you not controlling that much.It's very interesting,indeed.
@ravisivan (14053)
• India
27 Aug 12
oktavist it happens for me many days. you feel as if you have got up but you get up later on. some times it makes one's mind very tired and feel as if we have not slept. good day.
@Oktavist (396)
• Romania
27 Aug 12
Well,I can realize if I have slept or not,but not all the time.Sometimes I do indeed feel a little bit tired doing things I thought I already did,but I recover from this rather quickly,fortunately.
@riyauro (6428)
• India
27 Aug 12
yeah I have felt that way before. I have seen that I am doing work and when I get up I feel very tired because I have been working hard and it was like so real but it was just a false wakening. I experience it very often. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@Oktavist (396)
• Romania
27 Aug 12
it makes things almost seem like deja-vu.It is a little bit hard to accept the fact that you spent all that time in a dream,and did nothing at all.At least you don't spend that much hours doing that.
@lokisdad (4264)
• United States
6 Dec 15
I think sometimes its because we have some things we know we need to get done or want to that we believe we did in our dreams.
@echoforever (5192)
• United States
29 Aug 12
I have this feeling and it will be many times in a row like in a movie. I will wake up in the dream then realize something is off and think i wake up in real life but I didn't. I do this for many times until I really DO wake up. It is an odd feeling and not sure why our brain works this way.
• India
28 Aug 12
hi, Yes it happens with me too, i feel all are working along with me, but actually i am still sleeping, this happens because of the tiredness, and oversleep.
• United States
27 Aug 12
THe problem with meis I will wake up and start my day and realize I am still sleeping and go right back to bed and sleep for a long time and get up and be tired all the rest of the day.
• India
27 Aug 12
Hi friend, i never experienced this kind of false awakening, some times i have dreams in this sort, after wake up, i come to know the reality and do my work
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
Oh, I guess I experienced it many times, too. I thought I was already awake only to find out it was just another dream. I sometimes get scared. What if, I won't wake up next time. Happy myLotting.