Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I've only just experienced this, about a couple of times, and I don't know if this is common or not, and I'm not even sure this has anything to do with MDD, but I don't know where else to ask.
Have any of you ever felt déjà vu during a dream? Like actually feel, right then in your sleep, and not in a DD, but an actual dream, that this has happened before? I don't know what else to call this, like I don't know, maybe I wasn't completely asleep, was semi conscious or something...
I often know the environments in my nightdreams, as if I'm leading a different life there where I never forget any dreams. Whene I wake up I can often swear that I had actually been in those places before in other dreams. It made me recreate these places in my daydreams, and sticking all locations together in one big city that I called "Puzzel" (=Jigsaw). Like that I absorbed the location (and some characters) from my night dreams and converted them into daydreams.
I know that for me this happens all the time. I call all locations togetehr (also the ones that I can't remember and don't put in Puzzel) "The Nightland." I just like to build and name things within me ;)
But so yeah, I know this.
Yes. This has happened to me 3-4 times. It's much like Roel explains...where I will be dreaming and realize I am in a dream I've already had. Or suddenly realize when dreaming, "I've been here before!". I think it's reasonable to assume that the subconscious is capable of memory the same way our conscious minds are. It probably happens more often than is realized.
Thanks, everyone. I appreciate all the help.
Padraic aka Cabbage Patch Kid said:
Didn't you just ask this?
Sorry, I had to get that old joke in!
A little humour now and again, can't hurt!
No, it can't ☺. Have a nice day!
I have experienced Deja vue ( how do you get those crazy letters?) but I have also experienced much of what I call re-run dreams to a great deal. I hardly ever even have original dreams. there are places in my dreams both real and not real. I've found that each place changes a bit but usually have the same overall feeling. I have even developed a map and journal based on my dreams.