Question: Somewhere like 10 or more years ago I fell asleep watching TV in my recliner and during the night I had a dream where I was fighting a guy and went to kick him and I ended up kicking the footrest of my recliner and breaking it.
I hadn’t thought much about it except for regretting breaking my chair, but last night I was in bed and had a dream where I became aware of a person trying to stab another person with a knife. I felt I knew the person being attacked, but cannot name them. I came to the attacked person’s aid and wrested control of the knife and stabbed the attacker. I then pulled the knife out of the attacker and became aware that he had an acquaintance a short distance away with a rifle. Knowing that I wasn’t going to win that fight I started out to escape the gunman.I came to a wall and went to clamber over it and that’s when things got interesting. As I threw myself horizontally over the wall in my dream I also threw myself much the same way out of my bed. The funny thing is that though I am currently sure I didn’t wake up until I hit the floor, what it felt like was as I went airborne for just a moment I had woke up and I had a wiley coyote moment where I awakened and realized what I was doing – kind of like those moments when the coyote is hanging there just off
the cliff and getting ready to fall. It felt like I was suspended for a second or 2 and then hit the ground.The funny thing is when I felt that suspended moment I knew I was supposed to be sleeping and was throwing myself out of bed and I started laughing. When I hit the ground I definitely was awake, luckily was unhurt, and realized to I was totally and completely awake unlike any other time in my life when I have awakened from sleeping. No grogginess, no sluggishness, just complete and I might almost say heightened sensory awareness and cognitive sharpness. And although I was not laughing out loud as during the coyote moment, I found myself to be highly amused and verging on laughter. I spent the next few minutes doing a self check for injuries and found nothing, not even any soreness, and proceeded to pick myself up and go back to bed.When I woke up about 3 or 4 hours later I have been thinking bout that wiley coyote moment and I just tickles my funnybone to no end. It is now about 8 hours since the jump and I am even now feeling amused.The reason I make this submission is that I went on the internet and saw that REM movements like this are usually not good and usually the person experiencing night terrors wakes up feeling bad, and I would like someone to maybe tell me that since I am not feeling the negative aftereffects that I hopefully have nothing to worry about.