Thinking your dream was real and being sad when you wake up
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#1: Thinking your dream was real and being sad when you wake up Author: bored299 PostPosted: Sun 19 Dec, 2010
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I have had a lot of dreams where I am convinced they are real and I am so happy and then I wake up to find out they didn't really happen.
ex. Getting a date with the girl I like, my parents adopting a younger brother (who I like better than my current one), finishing high school.

Then I wake up and I'm just like [insert swear here]!!! I wish that had been real or I'm just sad or confused. Does this happen to anyone else?

#2:  Author: King Kandy PostPosted: Sun 19 Dec, 2010
This has happened to me... but generally, my dreams aren't realistic, so if I have a really great dream, its so completely far fetched when I wake up that I can't really feel that bad about it.

#3:  Author: FabioCalcinelli PostPosted: Sun 19 Dec, 2010
Yes, it happens to me almost twice a week.

#4:  Author: dB_FTS PostPosted: Sun 19 Dec, 2010
Of course... Recently I had a dream that was awesome, and I mean it, it was awesome. But was a ND and yes, I felt sad when I woke up and found out that this wasn't reality... But so what... And every time when I remember this dream I'm happy. ^^

#5:  Author: Kristaps PostPosted: Sun 19 Dec, 2010
Yes, I've had a lot of them, usually they feature a girl I like but who hates me, in the dream it's all ok of course. neutral

#6:  Author: *Laurelindo* PostPosted: Mon 20 Dec, 2010
Several times in the past, and it was always about some girl I liked and finally got to be with.
Then I woke up and felt extremely disappointed. sigh

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#7:  Author: Myne Notachi PostPosted: Mon 20 Dec, 2010
Yepyepyep. I've had this too.

I had a very realistic dream where Gomez (my cat) came home. In real life, he disappeared some years ago and I never found him.

But in my dream I was deliriously happy that he came back. When I woke up I was completely shattered. I almost hated that dream, it was like losing him all over again. sadblauw

#8:  Author: koawkoawkda PostPosted: Mon 20 Dec, 2010
I had those dreams before. Once i was friends with "Smosh" from youtube and then i woke up =(

#9:  Author: Dreamer PostPosted: Mon 20 Dec, 2010
Yes I think it's the one disadvantage of aiming for good dream recall. When my grandma died a few years ago then I had quite a few dreams where I found that she was actually alive, and was really really happy, and then woke up to remember that she'd died sadblauw

#10:  Author: Smooker PostPosted: Mon 20 Dec, 2010
It happens to me a lot of times ,last one was last day I think.

#11:  Author: RODDERS790 PostPosted: Mon 20 Dec, 2010
when i was a child, i dreamt i got this really futuristic (even by today's standards) motor bike, i was super exited in my dream and really thought it was real, till i woke up, im still getting over it wink

#12:  Author: Lumbar PostPosted: Mon 20 Dec, 2010
Iv'e won the lottery once in a dream...

Iv'e also had a dream where I wake up thinking I don't have school, then waking up again to find out I have it. cry

#13:  Author: *Laurelindo* PostPosted: Fri 24 Dec, 2010
I had a very pleasant dream this last night, which made me feel both energized and sad at the same time.
I was flirting with a beautiful 40-year-old cashier at a small store (I've always thought 40-year-old women are so damn attractive, and the age difference 24/40 makes it feel really forbidden and exciting).
She had absolutely gorgeous eyes and smile too, so eye contacts were extremely long all the time we talked - then just as we were getting together (lots of physical contact and that magical moment when both parties know it's time to kiss, etc), I woke up.

#14:  Author: JayHaze PostPosted: Mon 27 Dec, 2010
I had that happen before. I was dreaming that there was a zombie apocalypse. My younger brother got bitten by a zombie and I had to stab him in the head a few times to protect some other people. I was sad when I woke up.

#15:  Author: Charlie_Horror PostPosted: Mon 27 Dec, 2010
I get this when it's about a guy or an ex I still like sadblauw a lot of the time I don't remember my dream as soon as I wake up, but during the day something reminds me of it and I have that sad/let-down feeling come over me.

#16:  Author: dlees PostPosted: Mon 27 Dec, 2010
I know exactly what you're talking about. But, even though I'm kind of sad when I wake up, I still am very happy about having the dream. See, my girl lives 2000 miles away. So, since I can't see her in real life, I can never wait to see her in a dream. Just seeing her face makes me so happy, whether it's really her or not.

Anyway, if you wake up sad from normal dreams, will you ever try to be with the person you like in lucid dreams. Will that make you sad, too?

#17:  Author: StarryGwee PostPosted: Mon 27 Dec, 2010
Ah, yes...happened a lot more before though. I tend to have dreams of being with this one guy I really liked before, it would feel amazing..really happy, waking up really ruins my mood, cause before I've been trying to forget him and I was doing pretty good, but my mind would always bring him back somehow.
Doesn't happen anymore though .

#18:  Author: Chilla PostPosted: Mon 27 Dec, 2010
It happens to me all the time and it's so annoying! I hate when it happens. sadblauw

#19:  Author: x Puffycloud x PostPosted: Mon 27 Dec, 2010
That's happened to me a lot. sadblauw Not fun, at all.

#20:  Author: Faith42 PostPosted: Sat 01 Jan, 2011
I used to have dreams like that ALL the time; until I started focusing on better dream recall... now I just have more real, far-fetched dreams...

#21:  Author: taiji PostPosted: Sat 01 Jan, 2011
It's happens to me after I dreamed about Anima, and when one time I dreamed I played into the movie back to the futur. I was sad when I woke up haha...

#22:  Author: Faith42 PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan, 2011
Wow, I totally had one of those days today lachgroen

#23:  Author: EyesWide PostPosted: Fri 11 Nov, 2011
I've certainly had a variety of dreams that leave me sad when I wake up. Especially the first time I traveled overseas without my family. For the first few weeks I had dreams almost every night of rather normal content. But in each dream I was with my family at home just hanging out, and sometimes we would be eating food. I'd wake up convinced that I was in my own room and could go downstairs to see my family. But after a few seconds I would remember where I was which always me really sad. I only had one day of homesickness though, when I had nothing else to do. No surprise that my homesickness manifested itself in dreams. Thankfully they went away.

#24:  Author: dreamincolor PostPosted: Sat 12 Nov, 2011
I've had dreams where I'm shopping, or I get this one item I've really been coveting, and I'm holding it in my arms, but as I wake up I feel it vanish. as a child I would have lucid dreams where I was holding the thing that I wanted, and was convinced that if I held onto it tight enough it would be there when I woke up. no such luck. it's so cute how we believe in magical things like that as a kid.

#25:  Author: Nethys PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov, 2011
I sometimes dreamt of being dead or rather living as a spirit in the afterlife.
The feeling of happiness and freedom I felt there made every awakening
a very sad moment.

#26:  Author: dmlucid PostPosted: Fri 25 Nov, 2011
This happens a lot to me, but in a slightly different way: all my dreams are very realistic, but unfortunately I have more nightmares than good dreams and I often wake up feeling sad because it takes some time for me to realize it was a dream and not reality. It may take only 10 seconds or so but the mood tends to stay for a couple hours, weird huh?

#27:  Author: Quiesco PostPosted: Sat 26 Nov, 2011
Ah, those dreams seem to happen once or twice a year. Though it's hard to think of anything specific, I know for a fact they happen to me and I always feel so disappointed/sad when they end.

#28:  Author: MagykKatte PostPosted: Mon 28 Nov, 2011
I remember when I was about 8, I had a dream that I was a Jedi. I was incredibly depressed when I woke. Now, those "why-wasn't-it-real" dreams are more realistic.

#29:  Author: BeRightBack PostPosted: Wed 30 Nov, 2011
Last week I had one of those, but instead of waking up I became lucid, which off course also makes you realize it's just a dream and will wake up shortly (which happened 10 seconds later).

#30:  Author: efstajas PostPosted: Wed 25 Jan, 2012
I don't have that frequently, but I remember having dreams in which I was sitting in front of a new super awesome computer, for example, then waking up, and feeling sad.
I also know the opposite though. I dreamt that I broke a great laptop I actually got in RL before once, then woke up and thought, yeah was just a dream.

I wake up sometimes with a specific feeling... Like you wake up, and feel very happy for no reason at all. But I'm not able to remember anything of the dream then.

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