Have You Ever Dreamed So Hard You Thought It Was Reality? People Shared Their Stories.

I had a dream recently that I was being chased by an angry mob and it was TERRIFYING. I woke up in a cold sweat and I honestly thought it was real…until I realized it was all a dream.

It was kind of like a movie…

Have you ever dreamed so hard that you thought it was real?

AskReddit users shared their stories. Let’s check them out!

1. Sorry about that.

“I once broke the news to my family that our next door neighbor had died.

A couple of days later I had to explain that I was mistaken and that she is alive and well.”

2. Sounds horrible.

“I’ve gotten up, fought my way through terrible traffic to get to work on time, only for my alarm clock to go off and wake me up.

I’d like to say that there was a sense of deja vu during the drive, but there wasn’t — it was a different traffic jam I had to drive through after I woke up.

That was a rough Monday.”

3. I overslept!

“I dreamt I had overslept and not by a little bit, but by 5 hours. When I got up my brother was in my house even though he wasn’t when I went to bed and he was just chilling out drinking beer in my living room.

Which was made weirded by the fact that the living room was in its predecordated form, then I went to go to my work computer and the house changed to my old house that I grew up in so I was really disorientated trying to work out where my computer was.

It continued to be weird and stressful but when I woke up and realized it was just a dream I checked the time and I had actually overslept but thankfully only 4 minutes past the start of my shift!”

4. Awww…

“I dreamed my dog was at my brother’s house, being neglected by my brother and harassed by his little kids.

I woke up angry, *issed that I was going to have to drive in the rain to get my dog and bring him home. For probably a full minute I just lay in bed, absolutely fuming.

Then I remembered that my dog had died almost 10 years ago. It was like being punched in the gut. Not only was I sad about my dog, but I was also really disturbed and disoriented. It felt like my brain had malfunctioned.

The feeling of being disconnected from my mind… it was a scary thing.”

5. What is this place?

“I keep dreaming about meeting up with different friends and family to hang out and then we end up shopping at a store.

It’s always the same specific store, but different dreams throughout the years. And I’ve never been to a store like that in real life…”

6. Off the cliff.

“I had a dream that I fell off of a cliff, and was heading for solid ground. I had heard that you usually wake up right before you hit the ground, but not me. I hit the ground and everything went black.

I remember my eyes were closed shut, and I kept asking myself “Am I dead?”

I woke up in my bed and thought I was a ghost who didn’t move on into the afterlife, and that I was stuck in purgatory or something. Needless to say my mom was weirded out when I asked her if I was dead with a dead serious face. I still remember that years later.”

7. Drowning.

“I have a dream where I’m in a river and I’m drowning, and it’s so vivid. And I can feel the water filling my lungs and then nothing.

Not black like the colour but black like when you close your eyes in a dark room and there’s just nothing. Sometimes I hear a buzzing, or droning like I have tinnitus (I don’t), and sometimes it’s instant and sometimes it feels like hours. When I wake up, I don’t feel like I’m occupying my body, I feel like a shell. It’s really trippy in a bad bad bad way.

My mom says I almost drowned few times a really young kid, and I feel like I maybe remember, but it’s more like I remember being told that it happened than having first hand memories yknow? So sometimes I just figure these dreams are the ‘actual’ memories, like they’re unlocked. But I know that’s not how it works.

I’m so glad I never asked anyone is I was dead. I felt like it a lot, but I knew better than to ask I think. I don’t like causing a fuss.”

8. Oops.

“I was studying Rhapsody in Blue at the time, and there’s this tricky repeated-note passage near the end that I just couldn’t get. One night I dreamed that I absolutely nailed it.

Next day, I thought it was something that actually happened, went around cocky and not practicing until sometime around noon when I realized that it was a dream and I was an idiot.”

9. She’s back.

“My grandma, who had been dead for years at this point, shows up in my dreams at her house.

I even told her, “you’re dead”, but she insisted she was not.

Upon waking it was a long moment of rational thinking to remember she was gone.”

10. Back at it.

“I haven’t had a cigarette in 19 years.

Numerous times I’ve dreamt that I had one and it led to weeks, in the dream, of being a smoker again.

I’ve woken up bummed out about it but with a reluctant acceptance about it, like, “well I’m back at it, might as well BE back at it” attitude that is hard to shake.”

11. Sad.

“My fiancé died a week ago at age 33.

Every night I dream he’s alive. And every morning I look for him and have to remember he is gone and not coming home. Sometimes multiple times a day because my sleep is erratic.

It was the same for the weeks of his hospitalization.

I don’t know if I want the dreams to end or not.”

12. New addition.

“I had a dream I had a baby boy. It wasn’t a super long dream but it was so vivid and felt SO real.

Then I half woke up and frantically looked for him for longer than I care to admit before I realized I don’t have kids.

It was a weird crushing feeling, I’m not sure how to describe it but I was definitely bummed that “my son” was gone.”

13. Keeps happening.

“Last night I had a very vivid dream that I was happily married to the love of my life.

This morning I woke up and after a minute of confusion felt extraordinarily lonely.

Now that I think about it, this exact thing has happened several times in the past several years.”

Okay, now we want to hear from you.

In the comments, please share some of the most vivid dreams that you’ve ever had.

We can’t wait to hear your stories!