Hi Catgirl, and welcome to Hypography Science Forum. That’s a great first post; very interesting. Of all the types of dreams you mention, I can relate mostly to the false awakening dream. I have had those often where I dream that I have already woken, shaved and showered and got dressed and ready to go to work but just as I am about to get in my car I wake up and find I am still in bed and if I don’t hurry I will be late for work! It is a very weird feeling as the false awakening seems to be so real and very detailed. I never thought to research this on the Internet, perhaps thinking that this was something that only I have experienced. It is somewhat comforting to know this is a fairly common experience. Thanks for posting and I hope you will post more. Cheers!
Dream-A research by Aisha.Z
The theory states that dreams don't actually mean anything. Instead they're merely electrical brain impulses that pull random thoughts and imagery from our memories. The theory suggests that humans construct dream stories after they wake up. ... He believed that dreams revealed unconsciously repressed conflicts or wishes.
A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not fully understood, although they have been a topic of scientific, philosophical and religious interest throughout recorded history.
There are 5 main types of dreams: normal dreams, daydreams, lucid dreams, false awakening dreams, and nightmares. Whether you remember your dreams or not, most people dream every night during REM sleep
How do Dreams work?:
The scientific study of dreams is called oneirology. Dreams mainly occur in the rapid-eye movement (REM) stage of sleep—when brain activity is high and resembles that of being awake. REM sleep is revealed by continuous movements of the eyes during sleep. At times, dreams may occur during other stages of sleep.
Lucid dreaming is when you're conscious during a dream. This typically happens during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, the dream-stage of sleep. An estimated 55 percent of people have had one or more lucid dreams in their lifetime. During a lucid dream, you're aware of your consciousness. A lucid dream is a type of dream where the dreamer becomes aware that they are dreaming. During a lucid dream, the dreamer may gain some amount of control over the dream characters, narrative, and environment; however, this is not actually necessary for a dream to be described as lucid
false awakening dreams:
Similar to lucid dreaming and sleep paralysis, false awakenings are considered one of the hybrid, or overlap, states between sleep and wakefulness. Many people who experience false awakenings also have lucid dreams. ... You might even “wake up” and start describing your dream to someone else before truly waking up. A false awakening is a vivid and convincing dream about awakening from sleep, while the dreamer in reality continues to sleep. After a false awakening, subjects often dream they are performing daily morning routine such as showering, cooking, cleaning, eating, and using the bathroom.
Overview. A nightmare is a disturbing dream associated with negative feelings, such as anxiety or fear that awakens you. Nightmares are common in children, but can happen at any age, and occasional nightmares usually are nothing to worry about.
Daydreaming is the stream of consciousness that detaches from current external tasks when attention drifts to a more personal and internal direction. This phenomenon is common in people's daily life shown by a large-scale study in which participants spend 47% of their waking time on average on daydreaming.