Hey everyone, Has anyone else had an issue where they wake up immediately after they ask themselves if they're dreaming? Lately whenever I even think about doing a reality check, or if my awareness starts increasing and I start becoming critical of my surroundings I'll just wake up before I can finish going through with the thought. It's not like I'm getting lucid and getting excited, because I don't even get to the point where I am able to say that it's a dream. I'll just tell myself "this would be a good time to reality check," or "be observant of my surroundings in case I'm dreaming" and then I immediately wake up. And I don't think it's because REM is ending either, it seems to be happening during short REM periods where I feel like I was only dreaming for a few minutes. I'm worried that I'm going to be building a bad habit with it, and I'm wondering if there's something I could do during my day practice to help prevent that, though I'm not really sure what since it's not something I feel like I have much control over. Let me know if anyone else has experienced this or has ideas about what I could do to prevent it. I feel like I get so close but then the dream just ends abruptly.