When I have nightmares that I can remember after waking, they tend to be real and stressfull enough that I'm awakened by terror instead of some environmental variable. The last one was no exception. I woke with my heart thudding so loud it was pounding in my ears. I even heard it in my dream. But at least in this dream I was the intelligent, brave action heroine. And man, using a corkscrew to cow a human shield is not an easy task, even asleep.