I'm never one to really dream a lot, or at least remember them. When I do, though, it seems completely real to me, even if the situation isn't at all believable. Often if my dream-self is doing something I would never normally do, I somehow feel apprehension or guilty even when I'm asleep. Of course, it's all better when I wake up because hey! It's only a dream. Yeah.
Another little interesting thing I've learned is how to completely force myself to wake up. It's a bit disorienting, but it works if the dream I'm having is on the nightmarish side. This doesn't happen a whole lot anymore, though. When I was a lot younger, I'd dream almost every night, and now I wouldn't doubt if it's once a month or less. Oh well. I just woke up and figured it'd be good to write about while it was still fresh in my mind.