I had this interesting experience/dream last year, and it is probably the closest thing/experience that I ever had to astral projection or an out-of-body experience, and it is an example of how I sometimes dream about what I am hearing in the real world as I sleep. 🙂
The beginning is unclear and I am not sure if I was dreaming or if I had just woken up, I just remember laying in bed in my dark bedroom and I started feeling myself float from my body but my body seemed to probably still be in bed.
Last night I had a dream that I was in a apartment-like place with two beds in a room that looked like a large living room mixed with an area at college where students can relax & study.
My brother GC was there about to get in bed to sleep, and I was about to get in another bed across the room & sleep as well.
I laid down and I quickly went to sleep in the dream & I started dreaming in the dream, and somehow I realized that I was dreaming in the dream.
I did not get that strong feeling of my body being in bed, like I usually do when I first realize that I am dreaming, and so I decided to take control of the dream.
At this point I was having a lucid dream in a dream so I jumped into the air and I went through the roof of the building like a ghost, and I then started to fly in the air.
Then I jumped back into the room and I went through the floor of the room like a ghost again, and that led to an ocean or some body of water.
I then decided to form a room under the water, and in this newly formed room there was a pillow.
I forgot to mention that the room looked like a bedroom that was dimly lit.
I decided to turn the pillow into a woman, and it slowly started to become a woman; it was a bit like making a painting or something.
I felt the pillow start to become like skin and it started to look like the shape of a woman, and I tried to focus so that the process would continue.
I could not see her face because her back was facing me but I did see that she had brown shoulder length hair and she had whitish colored skin, but as she was still forming I woke up out of the lucid dream; and I was back in the other dream/dream world because my brother GC was leaving the bathroom in the other dream/dream world, and that woke me up into the other dream/world.
I woke up into the other dream feeling excited and disappointed that the lucid dream ended, and I felt like I needed to use the bathroom; and so I went to the bathroom. (Oddly I woke up with an erection in the non-lucid dream, that is strange. 😀 )
I tried to use the bathroom but I was having a hard time due to the erection. 😀
I then woke up again, but this time I was in the real world (with no erection, thank goodness 😀 ); and I had awakened because my brother GC was vomiting.
I think that I was able to have that lucid dream within the dream, because I had awakened about half way through my normal sleep cycle and I stayed up for a while; and then I went back to sleep.
I think doing that can increase your chance(s) of having a lucid dream(s) up to 300% according to some research I read, I think.