What happens at night...
I was trying to find some useful information online, but I crossed various beliefs. So, I have very vivid, strong dreams. But, I noticed that sometimes I fall asleep very deeply, which is not usual for me. In that state, I dream dreams that are lucid, and vivid, sometimes it's a nightmare and in a dream, it seems like I've been sleeping all night. But, suddenly I wake up or decide to wake up, and I don't even have to check anymore, it's exactly midnight or 1 am. So, I have been sleeping about an hour and a half, 2 maybe. It happened 10 days ago. I had this dream, almost a nightmare, the whole story was in it and I knew I was sleeping and dreaming but decided in a dream to make it last because I was actually interested in how the story will go on, but after some time, I felt tired of it all, it was exhausting and decided to wake up. It was a sudden awakening and I knew I wasn't actually sleeping the whole night as it seemed in that dream. I sat on the bed and thought it was about midnight, and when I checked it really was. Sometimes is 1 am.
My best friend once told me that we are under influence of various forces during the night, but every hour is different.
Do you have such experience or do you know anything about this kind of sleeping and dreaming?
I've had this experience at different times in my life. Just as you describe. I think it's related to a transit in my case. Because just when it becomes normal, it stops!
I knew someone who had a lot of Cancer planets and he told me he used to astral travel alot while sleeping. He also had a guide he would meet who would take him places and show him things, other paralell universes, etc. Around the time I knew him I had an experience which I believe was astral because it had elements in it that were completely different from dreaming. I think we project astrally alot at night but don't remember. It sounds like you are having some consciousness of this type of experience, whereby you have more awareness in the 'dream' and it has different feel to it. Perhaps having a lot of water in your chart and water houses emphasised helps. So maybe research astral experiences.