There’s a site called StumbleUpon.com, and as I was stumbling, I came across a website that’s called, “50 Lessons Learned from Movies.” I started reading and noticed that Number 16 is, “Any person waking from a nightmare will sit bolt upright and pant.” It made me laugh because I have for sure never done this, and I’ve had plenty of nightmares. I’ve always wondered why they do this in movies. Has anyone ever done this after waking from a nightmare? Usually, when I wake up from a nightmare, I might be in a cold sweat or consciously trying to wake myself up if I’m having one of those dream-within-a-dream nightmares, but I have never sat straight up and panted. I’ve never even been panting after waking up from a nightmare.
But the list is funny. Give it a read. :]