Have any of you ever falling asleep in a dream? Last night, in my dream, I was with two other people and we were about to have a shared lucid dream. We had done this once before (in the dream universe). We wore earbuds and listened to the same song (lol inception) and put a buzzing device on a single index finger which numbed it. As I feel asleep in the dream, the music faded away and I was aware of being in some weird heavy humming/vibrating state. Then the sounds of my roommate in the kitchen faded into my consciousness and I was awake.
The whole fading from dream sleep to consciousness took about 6 seconds (it felt like) The in between phase was about 3 seconds and it's really hard to describe it. I was aware, but there was no sound and I wasn't aware of being awake, it was just like...I don't even know how to explain it. I don't really believe that the dream world and conscious world are alternate realities, but it's made me wonder. I fell asleep in the dream and woke up in the conscious world. I did some reality checks to make sure I wasn't still dreaming.
Anyone experience anything similar? Or just falling asleep in a dream before? I want to know if this was just one occurrence or if falling asleep in a dream always results in waking up.