Do you ever have recurring dreams?
My most often recurring dream isn't actually exactly the same dream all the time. It always happens when I am napping (versus sleeping at night) and it is usually when I know I have to wake up at a certain time.
In the dream I am asleep in my current napping place and I can't wake up. Usually I struggle as hard as I can in the dream to wake up and end up being able to wake up a little and try to move around but my eyes are closed or mostly closed and I can't see and I can barely walk and I can't wake up entirely no matter how hard I try.
Today I had this dream only I realized I was dreaming and struggled to wake up and when I thought I did I found the same problem I couldn't really wake up and realized again it was a dream and tried to wake up. Then I thought I did wake up again but still couldn't wake up. Finally I really woke up and now I feel all bothered and weird. All of this tends to happen within a very short amount of time. I always wake up to find the time to have barely changed though it felt like ages.
I wonder sometimes if it really was just a dream or if I am internally struggling to wake up and I really can't. I think it might be the latter because I always feel so unrested by the time I wake up. My mind races with worry that one day I really won't be able to wake up.
Have you ever had dreams like that?