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      Help Identifying My Strange Experience

      Pretty weird experience last night; I hope some of you can help tell me what it could have been, or offer any similar experiences. Here's what I remember:

      I went to bed at about 1.30, a normal time for me, and fell asleep shortly after. I instantly had a couple of relatively mundane dreams - nothing out of the ordinary that I can remember, mostly just sitting around in my house. However, at various points I would feel dizzy and confused - like being incredibly drunk. I'd also liken it to that headrush you get when you stand up too fast, which I usually enjoy, expect in my dream I was with people and it was just an inconvenience.
      The final time it happens (it must have happened at least 2 or 3 times), I think I questioned whether or not I was dreaming. This is the first time I've done this in a dream, and could be somewhat of a breakthrough, if I did indeed remember it correctly. This however caused me to wake up, but the drunk feeling didn't go away until a few moments later - which I thought could possibly be sleep paralysis?

      Could anyone shed some light on this? Anyone with a similar experience? I'd like to know if this was a possible transition into lucidity, particularly as the day preceding it I had been practicing All Day Awareness for the first time.

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      Frequently during transition I do get the acceleration feeling - like flying head first at incredible speeds. I call this headrush. It's a common sensation when entering lucid dream. Lately, I started having this headrush during my regular dreams, when in a dream I decide to lay down, or bow my head in order to go to sleep and wake up lucid. At these moments, I sometimes feel very sleepy, almost falling over. When I wake up from these dreams IWL, sometimes I can't tell, if these sensations were followed by a lucid dream or not.

      Maybe you are going through this sensation and entering, or almost entering a lucid dream, just not remembering it. That's my best guess. Could be something entirely different, though. Happy dreams

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      I think you could be right, I have a feeling I was semi-aware I was dreaming JUST before I woke up, which is pretty annoying, but at least I'm making progress. I definitely felt tired, but it's hard to describe the feeling, maybe it was like 'bad reception' of my dream, and I was rapidly flickering in and out of my dream-state.

      At any rate, it was pretty fun - kind of felt like being high - and it's given me hope that my first lucid dream should be soon.
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      Sometimes when 'exiting my body', I have a similar experience of drunkness...I'd say it's closer to being paralytic. It feels as if my legs have atrophied so much that I cannot stand, or that the force of gravity has increased by tens of factors.

      The mistake:
      Trying to force myself to a standing position, as if I'm battling some unknown entity - such behaviour inevitably wakes me up. Probably adrenalin.

      Solution:
      Don't move, and try to increase your awareness of the dream state. Acknowledge the surroundings. I can usually stand with ease after 30-40 seconds.

      When I say 'exiting', I do mean a transition to the lucid state.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Wolfwood View Post
      Sometimes when 'exiting my body', I have a similar experience of drunkness...I'd say it's closer to being paralytic. It feels as if my legs have atrophied so much that I cannot stand, or that the force of gravity has increased by tens of factors.
      You've perfectly summed up how it felt, thanks. I'll definitely try out your suggestion should it happen again.
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      Listen to my favourite record [ ] /// Jump down two flights of steps without breaking the old kneecaps [ ] /// Smoke a fatty [ ]

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