How powerful are your dreams?
I'm pretty sure literally everyone has once been woken up by their dreams. As in, you wake up in a sweat or just suddenly, kinda jumping up because of your dream.
What I'm more curious about is how powerful are people's dreams in average. Or like, how do you experience them. I for one feel like my dreams are very, very powerful, and that I experience them very strongly.
For example, I often have a lot of troubles telling the difference between my dreams and reality. Say I dreamt about something casual, normal, that could happen in real life. I dreamt about going to the store for example, just random stuff. It will be very hard for me to actually be able to tell if that really happened, or if I dreamt it. I don't know if that's common.
But more importantly, I feel like my dreams get to me more than the average. I wake up very often from my dreams, and I really do "feel" them. If I'm dreaming about having my freedom taken away and going to jail or something, the fear of that will stick around for easily 10-15 minutes after I wake up. That applies for every strong feeling that I experience in my dreams. They always stick around a while after I wake up.
To sum up, I really do think my dreams are very powerful, more powerful than the usual. Now I don't know what causes that, I'm sure there would be a few theories out there, but I'm just curious to find out how it is for other people in general.