Some people are really proud of their skills to get out of bed really quickly, I can tell. Some of them don’t even realize they can, actually, don’t mind if they’re half-sleep and can get up, sit on a chair and drink coffee. So, of course, know they have to, as working adults, or job-seeking people. But even then, some people, like me, have always had a little trouble getting up. Even fully awake, just getting out of bed seems like a far option, or not even that.
Yesterday something weird happened to me that made me understand why we don’t want, or don’t have the impulse to get off bed. First, the day before I charged my iPhone at night ’till it reached 97% charge, I disconnected it and then went to bed. Yesterday I woke up and took my iPhone (still in bed, just trying to turn off the alarm) and realized it had 30% of battery remaining.
I know, weird, huh?. The thing is, I was just waking up of a dream, half Dr. Parnassus’ imaginarium, half Willy Wonka nightmare, and I was really confused. Then I figured it out. We feel confused waking up. We are waking up from a dream (even if we don’t remember it) to the real world, but body seems to travel faster than a tired mind, so your mind is thinking about the dream, while you are trying to think and solve “What the heck is going on?!”.
Even then, I got up, went to the bathroom. I cut myself with the razor blade in 5 different spots… but with only one shave, so now the WTF feeling or thought is greater, I went to dress up for school, with, yeah, some toilet paper so I could stop the bleeding. I couldn’t find my belt at the time, even when I thought I’d left it on the chair. “Now what?”. The thing is, when I finally realized (by my conscious, subconscious and unconscious) that, of course, I was awake, my dizziness disappeared and well, I felt awake.
I don’t really know much about sleeping cycles, just about the REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement) that I think is supposed to be the deepest dream. Yet, I could figure out, that, other that actual sleeping, you get semi-conscious when in dizziness state, then you gain some kinetic energy and you eventually get up. And, as I think I state above, some people get up first, then get awake, then get the dizziness off.
I other words, the reason you don’t get up is that your dream was enough deep that you mind was fully “there” so now your body want to physically “think”, your mind still doesn’t work properly. In my Lines Of Thoughts article I explained that the dreams’ line is the most chaotic one, so that’s the point, your mind is there, so it doesn’t feels chaotic, then it comes here, where “everything is logical” and it gets confused. And then is when you ask for 5 more minutes.