I had a dream
I had the oddest dream the other night. I dreamt I was having a nightmare and it was really hard to wake up. But I did, for a while, and then went back to sleep and had the exact same nightmare again.
I can't remember what the nightmare was about but the second one was just as hard to wake up from. It didn't want to let me go. I mean it was physical struggle to break back into consciousness.
When I woke up the second time, I realized that I had only dreamt I had woken the first time. In other words, I was dreaming about dreaming. That's never happened to me before that I can recall.