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Why does it feel more real when I am dreaming, then when I am awake?


Question asked by: knowitall

Your dreams feel more real when you are dreaming than when you are awake due to a change in state of mind.

Whilst we still don't know an awful lot about dreams, we know that they are during a different mental state where we are not fully conscious of what is going on around us.

In this state therefore it is the dreams that seem real, whilst when we wake up we realise that the world around us does not accurately represent what happened in those dreams, and therefore they seem real no longer - because they aren't real in the state of being awake, or consciousness.

If reality is defined relative to the state of consciousness though, then relative to the state of sleep, dreams are just as real as the world of the conscious is whilst we are in our normal working and waking state.

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