Awakening Vs. Sleep

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Being awake and dreams correlate, but they are not exactly the same. I will distinguish how I determine the difference between being awake and asleep. When I go to sleep at night I always wonder if everything I see within my dreams is part of the real world I live in. Sometimes I really have to think twice about what has happened within my dream to make sure that it wasn’t part if my real life. It is a very unusual thought, but living in a dream one third of my life can make me a bit confused about my consciousness. The way I see my life has changed since I’ve grown up, and I am now able to control my dreams and thoughts within them. I believe one correlation between dreams and being awake is the connection I feel with others when I …show more content…
I’m usually not able to taste, smell, or feel, but my visuals and hearing are mostly enhanced. This creates a sensation that helps me distinguish the feeling of being awake or asleep. Some people are able to use all of their senses, so it makes it complicated trying to figure out if the body is asleep or wide awake. One example is if a person is sleep deprived. The body is exhausted, so it tricks the mind into thinking that it is asleep. This creates a dream-like sensation while actually awake. People that suffer from sleep deprivation usually suffer from paranoia, auditory and visual hallucinations, and illusions. It’s very similar to meditating with your eyes open. Usually before I wake up from a dream I have to look around my room and get in touch with my senses in order to snap back into reality. Sensations that I experience within dreams also carry out into the real world. For example, one time I felt like I was in a car accident. I woke up feeling like my leg was broken, but it only lasted for a few seconds. Remembering this makes me wonder if our dreams are a part of our …show more content…
My short term memory isn’t as sharp as I wish it would be, but it is a lot more accurate than it is within my dreams. Sometimes it is difficult trying to remember where I was at, who I was with, and my actions within my dreams. In the real world this isn’t a problem for me. When a person is sleeping the brain, during REM sleep, is the most active. This is when the dreams occurs. I believe that a person must reach their higher consciousness in order to recall and vividly remember what has happened within their dreams. When we are awake our higher conscious can be reached. This includes being able to see the truth in our environment, having an understanding of the world around us, and even being able to see what others may not be able to see. During a dream these sensations may stand out to people, and it can also help a person understand more within their awakened world. Taking lessons when asleep and transferring it into the world we know is a hidden charm that people may take for granted. I personally believe that all of our dreams have a meaning, but we must all learn to remember and record the dreams to apply that meaning to our awakened, conscious

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