It’s a subconscious signal from the brain that you may need to recalibrate your perception of reality. Either Morpheus is trying to help you save the world or your being Inceptioned. Or possibly, IRK might be right… Psychopath!
I can’t recall the last time I had a pleasant dream. My dreams pretty much always devolve into stressful situations. Lately (for several years), I remember fewer of the details and often just wake with some vague images and a general sense of unease. (Probably some kind of unconscious defense mechanism.)
My dreams are like a living Terry Gilliam film. I’m pretty sure my brain releases psilocybin with the melatonin. I can’t even describe them half of the time. And many times they’re extremely violent or sexual.
I get lots of lucid dreams. Usually if I try to take melatonin to try and reset my clock. I really need better sleep habits.
But I definitely had a full on nightmare last week can’t remember what/why. The absolute worst is when something kicks you awake and you can’t physically move for a minute. Sleep paralysis is a giant bitch.