Real pain from dreaming
When we dream sometimes a dream can feel as though it is real and as a direct result sometimes pain experienced in the dream may for a moment feel real when you wake up. For example as one person who experience this said. They had a dream/nightmare that they were bit by a spider on their arm. When the person woke up the following day they felt as though the pain was real and they had been bitten by a spider but upon examining the area there was nothing there.
Now we've all likely seen some fictional work which uses something similar to this as a plot point also. Freddy Kruger comes to mind in this regard but that's the more absurd end of the spectrum. But it then does raise an interesting question. Is it possible for a person to in fact die from imagining the pain of a dream being real. We know that people can suffer heart attacks from a variety of things including shock so do you believe that it is possible to die in or as a result of dreaming?
What are your thoughts on this? If it has happened to you then share your experiences.