I had my first lucid dream tonight. Great fun. Made beer appear in 3 friends hands. Reversed the wind with my thoughts and hands. Took 4 or 5 steps with one. Took away a gun from somebody chasing me (i've been having problems with guns and getting shot in my dreams for the last few years). Used my hands for a reality check 4 or 5 times. (Why three fingertips on my middle finger with no thumb?) Made my dad laugh b/c it was raining only on him. Yet i fell asleep three times in my dream (hence the number of reality checks) and was having a really hard time waking up. I wanted to wake up b/c i wanted to see what time it was. Everything happened from start to finish in 2 hrs. 20 min from my head hitting the pillow to waking. My question is my mind was not tired when i woke. Zero grogginess. I have actually never had my head feel that way before it was like a humming feeling. I was anything but relaxed while sleeping b/c my hands left impressions on both of my pectorals. Are these normal experiences and if so can my body actually get rest while this is going on? I'm concerned b/c now i want to go back to bed, but really don't want to be in a lucid dream. Can you turn it off without actually waking yourself? Thank you so much for your hard work. I had all the pieces for a long time, but never did reality checks or knew of lucid dreaming.