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Intense, Long Dreams

by Whitney
(Coos Bay, Oregon)


Okay so for a long time now every night I have been experiencing really vivid, intense, and seemingly long dreams. Whenever these occur, I can not seem to wake up, even if the alarm goes off at 8am, I sleep in until 1 or so. In these dreams everything is so real. A lot of the times danger is invloved, or a threat to my life and the ones I love. When I finally wake up, I feel exhausted and can remember every detail. The nights where I dont dream intensly I can wake up in the mornings fine. I have always been someone who remembers 99% of my dreams.

Is there a dream/sleep disorder that would cause this? The inability to awake during intense dreaming. My husband says sometimes he tries and tries to wake me but cant. And there are times i hear him, but because im dreaming i cant really wake up all the way, and go back to the same dream. Thanks!

Kevin: Hey Whitney. I don't know of any disorder or anything that would contribute to this, but with your super dream recall and dream-vividness I would suggest looking into lucid dreaming if you aren't already familiar with it. It may hold some insights into this matter for you. We have an article on it here.


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Oct 17, 2014
intense, long dreams NEW
by: Anonymous

I experience the same thing, I can sometimes control them andcsometimes I can stop them. I would love to learn more about this.

Nov 16, 2017
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by: Anonymous

you should read about this in a paper written by a japanese doctor, Junji ito. it's called long dreams. its very insightful

Dec 30, 2022
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by: Anonymous

I sometimes have long, intensive and vivid dreams. I wake uo late, sometines noon or 1 o'clock, even if i did not go to bed that late. I am upset when I wake. Why? I should comfort myself by telling myself it is not really my fault. Can you help?

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