I’ve said it before in the SDMB and I am saying it again for the benefit of the people who didn’t get it the first time…
When I wake up from a night mare I wake up feeling more alive than I do at most other times.
First and foremost is the relief of knowing it was just a nightmare.
Also is the quality of the nightmare. knowing what my brain can come up with is quite satisfying.
There is the fact that in my opinion a perfect dream is best, but a nightmare is to nothing as sex is to…welll… no sex.