I used to suffer from this problem so I sympathize with this man who killed his wife while dreaming. I suffered from what I used to call 'waking dreams' for many years. It would happen in an in between state where I would incorporate my sleeping environment and whoever was in it, and hallucinate, seeing things that weren't there. The worst thing I ever did was knock down a pram with our newborn son swaddled in it, who tumbled out, fortunately unhurt. I was having a dream that there was an evil entity in the pram. Really scary!
BBC NEWS | UK | Wales | Man killed wife 'during a dream'
The trial of a husband accused of murdering his wife as they slept in a camper van has heard he killed her while he dreamt she was an intruder.The prosecution said that at 0349 the next morning, Mr Thomas made a 999 call, which was later played to the court, in which he said he had killed his wife because he had mistaken her for an intruder in a dream.
He said he had dreamt he was fighting one of the boy racers.
The prosecution said the defendant had told the 999 operator: "I woke up fighting one of those boys but it wasn't a boy, it was Christine."
In police interviews, Mr Thomas repeated what he had told the 999 operator - that he had dreamt of a man crawling across the bed, putting him in a headlock, then waking to find his wife dead.