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Sometimes in my dream I know that I've had this dream many times before. It's only when I wake up that I realise that this is the first time that I have actually remembered it.

Is this really happening or is my brain just 'dreaming' that the dream is a reoccurring one?
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I wouldn't know for sure. It's happened to me before as well.

I think there are just some times where your mind doesn't completely 'shut off' into a dream state and you feel more aware of your own dream. Plus, I believe that most dreams are derivative of your actual experiences so I would assume that this is the cause of you feeling like you remember what's happening in the dream.
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flipmane wrote:


ZenZaku wrote:

Inception


^^ This


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bronzefoot wrote:

Sometimes in my dream I know that I've had this dream many times before. It's only when I wake up that I realise that this is the first time that I have actually remembered it.

Is this really happening or is my brain just 'dreaming' that the dream is a reoccurring one?


I wouldn't call myself a psychologist, but I have a few years education regarding this so I might be able to help...

That depends, what exactly is the dream about? Sometimes a dream can be connected to something in your daily life, for instance do you get the dream at certain places (when your sleeping at other places then your home) or do you get it when you've done something special during the day?
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hm. you're conscious that you are having a dream in itself, so in a way, you're lucid dreaming.
that's probably what's confusing you.
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bronzefoot wrote:

Sometimes in my dream I know that I've had this dream many times before. It's only when I wake up that I realise that this is the first time that I have actually remembered it.

Is this really happening or is my brain just 'dreaming' that the dream is a reoccurring one?


I wouldn't call myself a psychologist, but I have a few years education regarding this so I might be able to help...

That depends, what exactly is the dream about? Sometimes a dream can be connected to something in your daily life, for instance do you get the dream at certain places (when your sleeping at other places then your home) or do you get it when you've done something special during the day?


All the dreams are different. They just follow their own dream logic.

It's just that at some point in the dream something happens and I realise that this isn't how it happened in the previous times I've had the dream.

After I wake up I'm confused that I haven't recalled having the same dream over and over.
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bronzefoot wrote:


TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:


bronzefoot wrote:

Sometimes in my dream I know that I've had this dream many times before. It's only when I wake up that I realise that this is the first time that I have actually remembered it.

Is this really happening or is my brain just 'dreaming' that the dream is a reoccurring one?


I wouldn't call myself a psychologist, but I have a few years education regarding this so I might be able to help...

That depends, what exactly is the dream about? Sometimes a dream can be connected to something in your daily life, for instance do you get the dream at certain places (when your sleeping at other places then your home) or do you get it when you've done something special during the day?


All the dreams are different. They just follow their own dream logic.

It's just that at some point in the dream something happens and I realise that this isn't how it happened in the previous times I've had the dream.

After I wake up I'm confused that I haven't recalled having the same dream over and over.


It's probably a lucid dream

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucid_dream
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I think I heard somewhere that Deja vu is a side effect of turning your conscious thoughts into memories. Sometimes, for a brief moment, a thought is simultaneously a memory and a conscious thought, so your mind gets confused. When you are sleeping, your mind is in a weird state, so this might lead to you experience more Deja vu.
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yes you dreamed that before also you're going to become a peanut one day that's what it means
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