I know theres a FAQ about this, but the answer didnt actually helped me, or it did but another FAQ confused me.
one of my biggest fears about lucid dreaming is to become stuck in the dream...I think its the only reason why I havent tried it.
Now I know that eventually REM ends, and that it only lasts for like 1 and 2 hours, I also know that apparently most LDs have trouble REMAINING IN THE DREAM.
but as I was googling I found a guy saying there were reports of people saying their LD lasted years for them, ofc not real years, but in their minds it lasted years. this TERRIFIES me.
I know that in reality you are asleep only for like 8 hours or so...but my question is...what if something like what happened to Saito in inception happened to me? I mean getting stucked in "limbo" (I know theres no such thing in LD but you get what im saying)
in the film saito "died" in the 3rd layer of the dream so his mind goes to "limbo" where time flows extremely slow. even though saito's body was just in limbo for less than 10 seconds, for him, in his mind, he was there a lifetime, and cobb didnt rescued him until he was extremely old.
that is my fear, being stuck in a dream "for years" even if they are not actually that long. and the questions in FAQ didnt quite answered me, so can anyone help?