Re: Is this a trance?
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Mar 07, 2010
Post # 2
Nope, not a trance.
Dreams of falling are very, very common and almost everyone has them at one time or another, and they normally wake before they hit what they're falling towards.. They generally occur right in the period before you drop into deep REM sleep. Nothing magical about it, I'm afraid.
I believe the term you looking for is "lucid dreaming" where in a dream you are actually aware you are dreaming hence the "real feeling of falling" when you are in a dream this peaks in REM sleep and is not a trance but a state of awareness