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Self Aware in dreams and then drowning?
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Self Aware in dreams and then drowning?

Whenever I dream, I sort of know I'm dreaming. I watch the dream go by like a movie or a tv show. Whenever I try to make a choice or choose to do something in a dream (like lucid dreaming) I get a sensation I can only describe as...drowning. It'll start with me thinking it is a dream, and then, in the dream, I won't be able to open my eyes. I'll struggle to open them but I can't. I'll then start thinking of running water and or a drowning sensation, like I'm trying to breath but I can't. Then I'll wake up.

I don't have any sleep issues, no breathing problems that would mean I'm ACTUALLY not breathing and it wakes me up. When I wake up from these types of dreams I'm not gasping for air or anything. The only thing I can think of to partially explain these dreams would be that I struggle to open my eyes in the dream, which causes me to open my eyes in real life.

Example: I'm in my house about to take a bath. There is a swirling vortex or something in my bedroom. Then there is no bath and the tub is empty, but the sink is on. The bathroom door is closed now, and I am outside the door. All the lights in the house are on and I can hear the sink. The sink is overflowing and leaking out from under the door. I go to turn the sink off but I can't see anything. My eyes are closed and I can't open them. I keep trying and trying to open my eyes so I can turn the sink off. And then I wake up.

Also, my dreams aern't only about water and then feeling like drowning. The physical appearance of water has nothing to do imo of the feeling of drowning. I feel like a few of these dreams were major deja vu years later in real life. When I was young I had a dream of running around a carpeted hallway for whatever reason. Years later I was in that same hallway walking around in my Aunt's new house. Same carpet, same walls and colors.

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Self Aware in dreams and then drowning?

Do you feel an urge to piss afterwards? I hear watery dreams are often due to a full bladder.

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RE: Self Aware in dreams and then drowning?

If you're lucid, can you just avoid thinking about water? Some kind of sleep paralysis maybe?

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