Using Dreams to Trick me back to sleep
For a long time i have been working on getting up when the alarm clock sounds and starting my day straight away. And this was going really well my trick was to set the alarm an hour or two before i wanted to wake up, so i wake up when the alarm goes off and i can get a drink and remind myself that i will be waking up in an hours time, so i still got to enjoy an hour of snoozing but still getting up on time. But recently my mind has figured out a new trick for me turning off my alarm and going back to sleep for another 2-3 hours .
What will happen around the time i will be needing to wake up i will have an extremely vivid dream almost lucid, and in the dream a huge event or story will begin to unfold, one where there is a epic battle or situation that i am in, then i will wake up. At which point my self talk and sleepiness will beg me to go back to sleep to find out what happened next in the dream. I am creating dreams that need an ending so when i wake up i need to go back to sleep to try and find out what happens next. The funny thing is the next dream is never the same as the previous one, as i try to will the dream to continue by remembering and replaying parts of the dream i just can not get the story to take off from where i left. So i fall asleep and keep willing myself to fall asleep so that i can finish the dream and see the ending or consequence.
This is the trick because the ending doesn't really matter i could always think of what happened next when i am awake as its my own story telling imagination that has made this tale so far.
I really enjoy dreams even the ones where i feel pain or fear , these little moments of life are as real as to the extent you can perceive them. As they are my own personal unique experience that only i can see and feel each night i am always surprised at the detail and complexity of the dreams. I always remember a dream where i was sitting in a car while two other people freestyle and rhymed lyrics together, i always remember that i was truly amazed at the skill and use of language. But at the same time, as this was my dream it would have been myself creating those two characters and putting the words in their mouths. So it was a part of my self and my own intelligence that was freestyling, which means i must have the skill inside on a deep level in some part of my mind that i don't always access during conscious thought.
I am always trying to learn and see more what visions i have during sleep as i cannot ignore these hours of my life just because i am asleep.