Wow, guys, all these stories are certainly interesting! Isn’t it amazing how every single sense is stimulated in dreams?
I have just woken up from a ND where I was playing basketball with my roommate. When I tried to score a point, he grabbed my neck with one of his arms and would’t let go. I started to asphyxiate! I shouted “Dude, let go! DUDE!” and the feeling was horrible (I still feel the pressure in my neck as I write this). Even worse, my dream roommate didn’t let me do a RC. It was so weird being suffocated by my own friend that I thought “quick, I need a nose RC!!” Never happened, I just could’t move my arms.
So I guess pain is a very convenient way to gain lucidity, maybe? It almost worked for me!