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Anyone else here confuse their reality and their dreams? Something I see will cause me to remember something relatively inconsequential, but I don't know if that's a real memory or something I dreamed while i was sleeping.


My dreams feel more real than reality, even when I don't remember them. When I wake up, I feel like I got back to work, and that I'm back in the real world for a rest, or by some limitation. My dreams are also strangely connected even when radically different, so that a dream I had last night will remind me of a dream I immediately forgot five or more years ago, as if my brain is storing memories of dreams in a special place that nothing else mixes with.


I rarely remember dreams so this has not been a concern for me. But I have other memory related anxieties, recently I have been seriously questioning how well can I trust my memories as it seems that the rest of the world does not remember things happening the way I do.


Like what? I feel the same way sometimes. Maybe we have some memories in common.


Just private stuff, saying "rest of the world" might have been a bit of an overstatement.


Do you smoke weed by chance? Weed severely limits the ability to dream; fucks up REM or something.

If you don't, I'd just say have a journal or something to think back on your dreams right when you wake up.


No, my dreams are very chaotic and it's impossible to confuse them with reality.


>confuse their reality and their dreams?
This happens to me sometimes. I found it to be a potentially destabilizing downside of having strong dream recall or working towards that goal. For a while, when I was younger, I was having dreams with varying degrees of lucidity where I would think that I would wake up, but would still be dreaming. Sure, that happens from time to time, but this was constant. That experience would repeat over and over again when I slept and the dreams I had during that period were all very mundane and didn't contain many surreal elements, so they were almost indistinguishable from waking life. That kept happening to me day in and day out for a few weeks, dreaming like that all through the night and again during short naps during the day. I was never completely sure if I was awake or dreaming and I kept attempting to do reality checks throughout the day to be sure that I wasn't dreaming. It was like doing those lucid dreaming reality checks but inverted to verify that, yes, I actually was awake and in the real world. It felt like I was jumping through dimensions or something hyperbolic and fantastical like that and was very destabilizing for a while.


In my dreams I often steal things and feel disappointed, when I notice it was a dream. Strangely enough I never stole something irl. The last time I remember making a lasting impact on my dreams was, when I made peace with my night terrors as a child. I regularly have wet dreams, that are very surreal, mechanistic and anything but arousing.


It has happened to me but not very often. It hasn't happened in a while though. When it did happen, it was inconsequential as you said and it only lasted like a split second. It kind of felt like deja vu in a way.


i've never remembered having had a dream but i very often remember things and then conclude i must have dreamt it, so i think i still dream


I don´t dream very often but when I do they're either nightmares or impossible to tell from reality
Usually in the reality like dreams I end up telling someone info they're not privy to.
This could just be my brain building on my fears of being delusional, but with my bad memory it makes them very hard to tell from reality

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