Virtual reality

Had a dream that I was late for my monthly infusion by 3 hours. The clinic was actually closing and my nurse was totally wiped out. As I was trying to figure out what to do, I noticed she had fallen asleep in one of the chairs. Seemed like a good idea, so I dozed off too.

Then I woke up. Slowly, I realized I didn’t know where I was. My brother, father, and my stepmother were there and they were treating me as if I had come out of a coma or something. That was worrying but it did go a ways towards explaining why I didn’t recognize where I was.

As they showed me around I was amazed at the sheer size of the place. It was palatial. It probably had 40 or 50 rooms, crazy big place. The view was stunning too. We were high up on a cliff overlooking a rocky view of the ocean crashing against the rocks. “Where am I?” This is our house in Nova Scotia is what I was told. “But how could you afford a place like this, did you win the lottery or something?” That’s when my stepmother gave me an exasperated look and said, “Isaac, you’re sleepwalking.”

Of course! I had heard that Ambien can make people start sleepwalking. My cousins and uncle used to do it and I always wondered what it was like. Me sleepwalking explained everything and was plausible, I was actually pleased that I had finally done it.

My stepmother led me back to my room so I could go back to sleep. She was having trouble with the door, then I woke up.

At least I think I did. Now I’m typing this blog post while getting my infusion. It looks like it was just a regular dream, not sleepwalking but man, what a dream! Ambien is also known for giving you vivid dreams. This was the most lifelike, the most convincing dream I had ever had. I can do without the nested dreaming/waking thing though. I’m not the best thinker when I wake up anyway, making me wonder if I’m actually awake might make me a little paranoid after a while.

Not sure if having those kinds of dreams are a good or bad thing. I guess having them is good as it means I’m sleeping. I’ll go with that.