I have sometimes been the victim of a type of dream called a waking dream or false awakening, that is, a dream that you think you have woken up, everything seemingly normal and you go about your daily life, using the bathroom, eating or going to work only to find out that it was all a dream as you sit up in bed. Admittedly on one occasion I wet the bed because I had dreamed about walking to my bathroom but I digress.
Out of all the waking dreams that I have experienced there is one that sticks with me to this day.
Allow me to explain the layout of my apartment a bit to set the scene.
At the time this dream happened my bed lie parallel to my bedroom door which was directly across the hall from my bathroom. I always felt a little uncomfortable facing the door so I would sleep with my back to it.
While sleeping one night I woke up in my dream, looking around and thinking I was truly awake as everything seemed as it should be in my bedroom so I just fell back to sleep. However, rather than going back to sleep I woke up again in the dream. It was odd but not the first time this has happened.