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I don't know if anyone of you have these kind of dreams before; I'm dreaming then suddenly I dream that I wake up from that dream.

Then, sometimes (admittedly rarely, though it's rather fun) it could chain a couple of times, like I dream that I wake up from my dream, then after that I dream that I wake up from that dream in which I am dreaming I wake up from my dream. And the cycle repeats once more.

What's this phenomenon called?

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Recursion, maybe? :) –  whirlwin Jul 26 '11 at 9:11
    
@Whirlwin: Did you mean recursion? ^_^ –  Robusto Jul 26 '11 at 12:44
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It's called 'watching Inception before going to bed'. –  whoabackoff Jul 26 '11 at 20:50

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I believe you are talking about false awakening.

A false awakening is a vivid dream about awakening from sleep. After a false awakening, subjects often dream they are performing daily morning rituals such as cooking, cleaning and eating. The experience is sometimes called a double dream, or a dream within a dream.

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lol looks like i had a quidruple dream –  Pacerier Jul 26 '11 at 9:14

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