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Earnest: 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?

Solandra: 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.

Seanette: 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).