A part of our mind services as a scarecrow to prevent us from shutting down permanently in our sleep.
Take into consideration if you went to bed one night, felt warm, comfortable and dreamed that you were living in complete contentment. Good chance our brains would turn off, eh?
From studying myself and what others before me have testified too; that scarecrow simply makes sure we don’t die or break something while in a trance like state.
The fault tripping that scarecrow is a lot of what brings on the SZ in general. It’s more or less the brain trying to drop into a sleep state while awake and the brain attempting to scare us out of that dangerous trance.
Jot down your nightmares - you’ll notice that most start when you begin looking for a toilet in your dreams…you know; creepy restrooms with shadowy people in them? …so we don’t wet our beds?
They did an experiment placing a sleeping man’s index finger in a glass of water; he dreamed that he was drowning. The brain probably didn’t know it was a glass of water but it could’ve been alert to ship wrecked sailors still laying unconscious on the shore of a beach or people sleeping during a flood.