Does anyone find that they have strange sleep patterns and dreams after a day of over-exertion? I try to pace myself but it is all to easy to do a little bit too much sometimes. Last night for example, I found it slightly hard to fall asleep (Uptight, chest tightness, heart beat, racing mind) but go to sleep, waking at 2/3am, falling asleep again after 30 mins then entering a very deep, vivid and sometimes Lucid dream. It was not a nightmare, in fact it was very nice and completely unchallenging mentally. Then i woke again at around 6am and fell asleep one last time - this is the phase that it is always totally bizarre, again i experience lucidity but also false awakenings, as many as 20 times, the sense of time in this dream feels like days but the reality is that I have put my head down for 30 mins to an hour. Upon waking, I feel quite tense and stiff, some fibro pain and then also a bit dizzy. It seems all too easy to say that I have some unresolved emotional/psychological issues (as a doctor would say) - I pursue this avenue anyway. But I am very interested in the power of the microbiome and also llooking at the body as a whole (holistically). I sleep just fine now when I haven't really exerted myself (I am recovering and healing) so it seems to me that physical stress on the body reciprocates as mental stress at night when the body struggles to rejuvenate itself. I also believe bacteria in the gut have a large role to play in this, regarding serotonin and dopamine production, but I am just speculating here. Any thoughts?