Since I've started going back to Uni, sometimes I no longer get 8 hours of sleep at night. Sometimes I get 6 to 7 hours if I've to go to Uni eaerly in the morning. Now this is not necesarily a bad thing. Sometimes I feel sleepy throughout the day, and when I come home in the early afternoon, I can actually fall asleep! I found this is a great time to dream... :)
It seems that I can dream during these afternoon naps, and when I awake, I will be in a semi-conscious state, and if I fall back to sleep, I'll still be semi conscious in the dream! It's semi-lucid dreaming I guess. The best part is the dream within a dream within a dream type of dream. That's because you're somewhat aware you're dreaming in your dream, so it's somewhat lucid. It happened today, and I hope it happens again!
The worst is when you can't awake from a dream...some dreams/nightmares are hard to escape. If you die in a dream, do you die in real life???