Anyone else able to wake up from a dream and go back to the same dream?

@eveeee (659)
July 15, 2008 2:40pm CST
Hi I'd be interested to see if anyone else is able to do this on mylot, as so far I have not met anyone else that can do it. Since I was little I have been able to wake up, sometimes on purpose and other times not, and even get up to go to the bathroom, and then I can go back into the same dream. Its like bookmarking it for later use! I can do it on purpose if I wish, for example if I am thirsty, I have woken myself up, gone and got a drink and gone back to my dream. It doesn't always work and if I leave it too long I might have problems but the sucess rate is pretty high. Not sure exactly how I manage to do it though, so cannot sahre this with you. I find it great when having a really good dream, but occassionally it has happened during a bad dream, and depite staying awake for nearly an hour, I slip straight back into it, which is pretty freaky to say the least. I also quite often nip back to the same places in dreams. I have a few regualar places I go, such as an airport, a big city with an open air stadium on the right of the road, and a caravan site. They are the same ones each time, just different dreams. I love to try to analyse my dreams, and sometimes can tell alot from them. Does anyone else manage to go back in to the dream, or visit the same places often? I would be really interested to read your comments!
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@cbreeze (1207)
• United States
15 Jul 08
I have done this several times, however, I haven't been able to consistenly control the ability to do it. I have unfortunately also been able to slip right back into the same dream after waking up. Not so pleasant.
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@eveeee (659)
16 Jul 08
Hi I can't consistently control the ability yet, but would love to get to that stage. Especially to be able to stop me going back into horrible dreams.
@cbreeze (1207)
• United States
17 Jul 08
You know...I think its not all bad that we go back into horrible dreams. I think it is our subconscious trying to work out some problem or difficulty we are experiencing in our conscious world. Have you ever heard of "Lucid Dreaming". It's where we are aware in our dreams and take control of our actions. So when you have those dreams, maybe you should write them down. You may find that it answered some question or holds the key to a problem you are trying to solve. Just a thought.
@eveeee (659)
17 Jul 08
I do try to analyse dreams when I can remember them, but have to admit that I normally only try to analyse the more positive ones. Maybe I have a fear of digging deeper into the horrible ones. Interesting thought though and one I will remember. Thanks :)
@santau (223)
• United States
15 Jul 08
I have had a couple of dreams where I have woken up during them and returned to the same spot I left off when I fell back asleep. I do not make this happen it just happens. It has only occured once or twice. I have noticed lately that I will have the same dreams I have dreamed before but they dont happen in the same night. My dreams will take on the same setting and subject matter as other dreams I have had sometime before in my life.
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@eveeee (659)
15 Jul 08
I am so glad to hear of someone else in the same boat. The same setting ones happen over different nights like yours. I am not sure when it first happened with me, and I didn't try then, but I wonder if now I am subconciously going back in on purpose. I cannot control it if I am having a bad dream, because I want to though! Have you ever discussed it with others? If so have you come across anyone else in the same boat?
@santau (223)
• United States
16 Jul 08
I have never discussed it with others unless it was really weird or seemed really important to me. I guess I assumed it was normal. I have wondered why I will go back to the same dream again. But by the time I have woken up I have either forgotten I had it or was just ready to start my day so I have not ever reflected on why I have these dreams.
@gem4678 (220)
• United States
16 Jul 08
I have done this many times, I can't say that it always works, I think it depends on how far out of the sleep zone I get. I don't always go back to the same spot but normally somewhere near it. Also many times the same dream will continue the next night or 2. Either that or I keep replaying the same part and wake up at the same time every time, it drives me nuts its like a mental block, I don't get it it is so annoying when that happens.
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@eveeee (659)
16 Jul 08
Hi. I have done that too, going back to a nearby spot. Not been able to replay dreams though, but it sounds fun, if the dream is a nice one. I've had a lot lately where i fall in love and I am often disappointed when I have to get up in the morning. Would be great to be able to replay them :)
@lynn2457 (500)
• United States
15 Jul 08
Hi eveeee, Yes, I do all the time, and the dream will stick with me for days, It is like I lived it out. It is crazy, Usually I have to get up, and then lay back, but I still go right back to the dang thing. Some are good and some are strange. Sometimes, the dreams will repeat it self for a day or two, or I will have the dream again the next week, it is weird, well, at least I am glad I am not the only one. makes me feel a bit better have a great day and thanks for asking :D
@eveeee (659)
16 Jul 08
Hi Lynn, I'm glad I did ask now, as it is great to hear of others in the same boat as me. Thanks for sharing your experiences too. :) Mine too are often very vivid and realistic like I also lived them out. I've yet to have an identical dream the next night, but look forward to the experience, if it is a good dream obviously.
@meggan79 (436)
• United States
18 Jul 08
I have done this many times and started it in 4th grade. That was the time I had my first earth shattering dream and went back to it the next night. I think it is an amazing ability to be able to do it. Especially when you wake yourself up and your not ready to let go of the dream.
@eveeee (659)
18 Jul 08
I think so too, and its a good talking point with others that are unable to do it ;) Its a bit like putting the book down and then picking it up the next day, to carry on with the story. Thanks for sharing your experiences too. I am so pleased to meet others that have this ability :)
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