What Bandsaws Taught Me

March 4, 2010

Now that I’ve added a first formal post,  I’ll try and provide information in a little less stale a way. Initially I didn’t want to make posts about personal dreams, but if there’s a lesson to be learned from one I want to teach it. Comment and tell me if you like this style post!

Last night I confirmed a hypothesis I had yet to actually test: in-dream intent can cause sleepwalking, or other sleep-movement.

I’d woken up and tried to go back to sleep, so my sleep was a little spotty. I was drifting in and out of consciousness and started having a dreadful dream. One ‘bad habit’ of my dreams is that light sources typically don’t work. I was in my bedroom with a friend, totally dark of course, and after trying several light switches gave up. A realization set in that a villain of some sort was coming down the hall (think Pyramid Head with a bandsaw) ready to make a bloody mess of the both of us and in my effort to search out another light switch I ended up moving my waking arm. Of course, that woke me up. I was foolish enough (as we often are when extremely tired) to not get out of bed and fell asleep to the same dream several more times, but after experimenting was able to consciously move my arm and jerk myself into wakefulness.

Sleepwalkers often report dreams related to the action they took in waking time, but being able to sleepwalk or sleeptalk at will would be a pretty interesting skill.

Comment and tell me your thoughts! Ever roused yourself through conscious movement? Tell me about it!

Thanks for reading,

Adriana D.

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Welcome to The Dreaming Mind, a blog about dreaming and the ways it affects us all.

Why did I start this blog?

The answer is, simply put, that there is a gross lack of information on the internet regarding dreaming (especially that of the lucid variety). I seek to provide information and advice to prospective as well as experienced dreamers, be it the psychology behind the mystery or the ways media has affected our perception of it. It may be a bunch of big words, but everyone sleeps, and everyone dreams. I hope to provide a place for every dreamer out there.

Thanks for reading, I hope to see you again,

Adriana D.