Thursday, October 28, 2004

Dreaming

This morning, like every other morning, I was completely successful in incorporating the sound of the alarm clock into my current dream. I find it amazing that my mind is able to instantly and seamlessly integrate the sound of the alarm with whatever I happen to be dreaming. And it seems like the dream goes on for a while, although in reality, I’m up within a couple of seconds of hearing the alarm. It’s amazing how our mind can trick us in dreams. Or is it just me?

7 Comments:

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Carmi said...

I often have the same thing happen to me. It's almost as if my sleep segues perfectly into the day.

Must be all the hot chocolate I've been drinking lately.

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger withknivesout said...

I used to be that way in college, but since I started teaching middle school, I end up waking up with the alarm or before it. Pavlov's dog and all that.

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger Wheelson said...

This phenomenon has always fascinated me. Do I hear the alarm in my sleep, incorporate it in my dream and then realize it's the alarm, or does my dream know the alarm is coming, set up for it and then tie in with the alarm, or does it simply react instantly upon hearing the alarm?

This hasn't happened to me in a while because I use my cell phone which produces a nice "Dance of the Sugar Plum Ferries" song from The Nutcracker Suite. I think my brain had a hard time incorporating that into a dream until one day when, round about alarm time, I started having visions of sugar plums dancing in my head.

 
At 11:14 PM, Blogger Diva said...

No, it's not just you, it happens to me frequently as well. I used to have a telephone that doubled as an alarm clock and the alarm tune was "Happy Birthday" (strange, I know, I didn't understand it either). I ended up dreaming many strange dreams where "Happy Birthday to you..." popped up unexpectedly in random and unexpected situations.

 
At 3:57 AM, Blogger Amelia said...

Hehe..I also do that, infact I can accomodate most noises to suit my dreams!

 
At 1:22 AM, Blogger Rich Rosenthal II said...

I used to have a radio / cd alarm clock and would occasionally do the same thing which was odd as I usually had loud hardcore dance music in the cd player in hopes that it would wake me up.

 
At 3:38 PM, Blogger AndyC said...

It happens to me all the time. It's particularly creepy during my "spy action hero" type dreams that I get going sometimes (hey, I'm a guy - what am I gonna do?). Good work, keep it up.

 

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