Definition: When you wake up at a reasonable time, roll over and go back to sleep for another hour or two...or sometimes three.
I participate in second sleep pretty much every morning and it is during this time that I have the strangest dreams. Maybe I always have strange dreams and I only remember my second sleep dreams because I am closer to awake than during actual sleep. A REM cycle thing perhaps?
The reason why is not as important as the dream content. This morning I had a very vivid dream that today would end with me being sealed in a box and interred. Needless to say, this was not the most comforting way to begin my day. I must note that my dream did not include my death in any way, merely my being buried.
Now, I can't say that I would be thrilled to die today but I would welcome a quick death a hell of a lot more than being buried alive before the night is through.
So let's hope that I am not a psychic portending my own demise and that I pull through because I have plans tomorrow.