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      Resume

      I have the ability to wake up from a good dream, go to the bathroom or whatever, the go back to sleep and resume the dream. I was wondering if anyone else can do this.
      Are you ready
      for the nightmare?

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      Maybe if I don't wake up fully from my sleep. But still a bit farfetched for me.

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      You must be so lucky....
      I dont remember it ever happen.

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      I have only been able to do so once....I spent the whole time thinking about that dream, and, since I was more asleep than awake, I kind of was continuing the story in my head. I went back to sleep, and it was a continuation of the story...

      I have tried to do it many times since, with no results....
      If I hadn't made me
      I'd be more inclined to bow
      Powers that be would have swallowed me up
      But that's more than I can allow...

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      yup. the longest i've gone is three days in a row. probably could have gone longer, but i wanted to move on to something else.
      sometimes, if the t.v. is on, i'll partially wake myself up mid-dream look at the t.v. and then go back to my dream. it gives me ideas.

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      Huh.. I wish I could do that. I remember when I was younger, I'd always have an awesome dream and try to return to it the next night, but no such luck.

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      I can usually reenter the same dream using MILD techniques. But only if I try within a few minutes of waking up.
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      Actually I usually have a hard time with that. I can never really go back to that same dream it always switches on me. No matter how hard I try and it pisses me off to a degree also.

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      Most of us have to get out of bed. Which wakes us up, rather than go in a diaper and continue with the dream Just kiding Corkdog. I could not resist. Actually I am envious. Returning to the same dream, and Lord knows there were many I wish I had, has only happened to me four or five times. Your lucky -unless it is a nightmare.

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      I get out of bed and go to the bathroom, all the time I try to keep my eyes as closed as posible, and prevent myself form gaining consciousness completely, so its easier to go back to sleep....

      I make it as similar as posible to sleepwalking...
      If I hadn't made me
      I'd be more inclined to bow
      Powers that be would have swallowed me up
      But that's more than I can allow...

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      Originally posted by Truthbearer
      I make it as similar as posible to sleepwalking...

      yeah Keep that up Truth and you're gonna learn the hard way when you run into that bathroom door head first and then stomp your big toe up against the toliet and if that doesn't get you to open those eyes just wait till you get to your bed and you misjudge it by a few feet and plop yourself on the bedroom floor... Haha j/k

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      That's always a posibility...

      You seem like you are a big believer in Murphy's law....
      If I hadn't made me
      I'd be more inclined to bow
      Powers that be would have swallowed me up
      But that's more than I can allow...

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      I've done that before, that is, getting up and then going back to sleep to the same dream

      Once, I was in a Harry Potter dream that I didn't want out of, and my dad woke me up (saturday morning... I SHOULD BE ABLE TO SLEEP IN!) so I put a load of stuff in the washing machine, and then went straight back to bed, and continued my dream.
      "Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives."
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      I dothatformtimetotime,it'skindofcool...


      ohanduh...thespacebaronthiskeyboarddoesn'tworkfors omereason

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      get to your bed and you misjudge it by a few feet and plop yourself on the bedroom floor... [/b]
      Done that, but only by a few centimeters, rolled out of bed, franticly trying to grab my matrass to stay on my bed, resulting in me lying on the floor with my matrass on top of me, fully awake. >.<

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      Perhaps, perhaps when you think about actually trying to resume your dream, your mind become conscious and "wakes up" from it's state of 'accepting whatever happens', therefore making it harder to go back to the dream.

      Now looks like a good time for KANIAZ'S DODGY THEORY! YAY! Here's what I think might be the case:

      Accepting Whatever Happens State (AWHS)
      When you are in a dream, your mind accepts things much more easily than it would in waking day. For example, if a giant sasuage ran in your door right now screaming 'the chicken coops are attacking!', you would probably think "WTF" or run away from it scared, or react to it in any other way.
      When you are in a dream, and that sasuage ran in saying 'the chicken coops are attacking!', you would probably deem that as normal and continue reading my post, or perhaps say hello to it, or something.

      When you wake up, you start to evaluate things properly again. For example, you have to walk down your corridor to the bathroom.

      In a dream, you think:
      Go to bathroom.

      [i]In waking life, you think:[/b]
      Go to bathroom.
      Okay, open door by turning handle...
      Handle squeaked. I wonder why?
      Avoid mess on floor...
      Turn round corner, avoid cat...
      Open door...
      Use bathroom.

      Or, in another example, doing the washing:

      [i]In a dream, you think:[/b]
      Do washing.
      So I have to go the kitchen.

      In real life, you think
      Got to to washing. I hate doing the washing.
      Got to go to the kitchen to do the washing, so lets go there.
      Open door...walk forward..
      Why do I have to do the washing anyway?
      Open door again...
      I hate doing the washing. It sucks.
      Okay, here.

      Therefore, if you didn't bother even THINKING when you went to the toliet, you could go back to bed still in AWHS and continue your dream. If you started actually thinking and evaulating what to do, you would find it 10x as hard to re-enter a dream.

      Let me clarify this. You know sometimes you can do things without thinking? You know, writing, you don't need to remember how to hold a pen, you can just do it. Or breathing, we all breathe but we don't think "I have to breath now", all the time.
      The same goes for dreams. You just do it, accept it, don't really evaluate it properly.

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      That's an intresting theory Kaniaz, and suprisingly actually makes sense.

      Last night I just had the longest dream in a... long while. Mainly because I woke up 3 separate times and then continued it. Everything was tied together. I partially disprove your theory partially Kaniaz because I was awake and thinking about what I just dreamed and also writing it down on a sticky.

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      Re: Resume

      Originally posted by Corkdog
      I have the ability to wake up from a good dream, go to the bathroom or whatever, the go back to sleep and resume the dream. *I was wondering if anyone else can do this.
      I can do that, but very very rarely. I have a friend however that can do it easily and is also a natural LDer. I'm a little jealous
      Tonight's the night. And it's going to happen again, and again. It has to happen.

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      Originally posted by Squall
      That's an intresting theory Kaniaz, and suprisingly actually makes sense.

      Last night I just had the longest dream in a... long while. Mainly because I woke up 3 separate times and then continued it. Everything was tied together. I partially disprove your theory partially Kaniaz because I was awake and thinking about what I just dreamed and also writing it down on a sticky.
      Good, if part of it is in dispute then it's a real theory.

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