I had a very weird dream last night, and I'm wondering if it could've been a lucid dream, or OBE, or astral projection or anything of that nature. Here's what happened: the dream I was having, up until this point, had been pretty vague and I don't really remember it. All I remember is, at some point, I kinda "woke up" within the dream. At this point everything became pretty vivid. It felt a little weird. Pretty hard to explain unless you've experienced it yourself. I'd had a similar dream last week but within a few seconds it had faded back into a normal dream due to me getting overexcited. This time I felt my heart pounding, getting overexcited again, but I managed to convince myself to calm down, and started doing some breathing techniques, so I didn't suddenly wake up again. I still haven't gotten to the point where I'm able to fully control my dreams. I mean, I can tell that what I'm experiencing is a dream, but I tend to just go with the flow of what's already happening. I remember being in some kind of emergency room, laying on a hospital bed. The place was pretty dark, so I could only make out the tiles on the floor and the bed/trolley that I was laying on. The words "I am dreaming. This is a dream" suddenly came into my head and, at that point it was kinda like something had just hit me.....still pretty hard to explain....ahh, I suppose the best way to describe it is when you've been daydreaming for a while, and you've forgotten about everything that's going on around you, but then you snap out of it and come back to reality....that's what it feels like. Anyway, as I was saying, I was in this emergency room, and not having much control over my dream, I just walked out of the room, into another room, and saw a TV blaring away. Couldn't quite make out what was on it, maybe some kind of manga or anime show, dunno. Then for some reason I saw my older brother. At that point the dream started to fade, so I tried to calm myself down. It worked for a bit and the dream went on for a bit longer than the previous one I had. Then I got pretty freaked out and wanted to wake up, but couldn't.....another intense experience - knowing you are dreaming but not being able to wake up.....at that point my head started to vibrate. It felt as though there was a ball in the center of my head, and something was orbiting around it. I got pretty panicky. For some reason I thought to myself, "ok, I'll check the internet or ask somebody how I can wake up from this", but decided against it cause I knew it was a dream and what I read wouldn't be real. After a while I thought "ok, I'm gonna close my eyes, and just wait this thing out, I'll wake up in my own time". After a while of just closing my eyes and waiting, I felt myself slip back into my body and the dream faded, and then I woke up. So does anyone know what on Earth this was? Sorry I couldn't be more clear, it's still a pretty big thing to try and get my head around.