This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
: I've seen more than a few shows/movies where this happens twice
. The first time they wake up to a second dream, with another horrible reveal, then the second time they wake up for real. Sois this double loaded Catapult Nightmare
a subversion or a different trope?
: Wouldn't that just be a Dream Within a Dream
with a Catapult Nightmare
after each one?
Stm177: I leapt out of bed once after a nightmare.
: I favor the "cower under the covers until I work up the courage to get out of bed" strategy if I have a bad dream while sleeping alone (my husband and I are not always on synchronous circadians). If my husband's there, he gets clung to (the cat makes an OK surrogate).