False Awakenings & Lucid Dreams
So you wake up in the morning, all peaches and roses, wipe the crust out of all three of your eyes, and do your complete morning routine just to find you've woken up again a few short moments later! It keeps happening. You think you're awake but every time you get up it's still a dream! You're stuck in a continuous loop like some golly gosh darn Groundhog Day parody or like that scene in Dr. Strange..."Dormammu, I've come to bargain!"
This is known as a False Awakening, and if you got hit with a genjutsu...we can help.
False awakenings are essentially extremely vivid dreams in which the dreamer thinks they've actually woken up. In false awakenings, you awake in the dream and the mind creates an exact replica, in extreme detail, of the place you've fallen asleep. They can be extremely convincing, even to adept lucid dreamers, and it usually takes something odd for you to even consider this actually being a dream.
How To Turn False Awakenings Into Lucid Dreams
When it comes down to it, becoming aware within a false awakening is the same as becoming aware with a normal dream. With false awakenings though, it usually takes a lot more self-awareness to know it's a dream due to their realistic nature. They can be so vivid that even if you are semi-lucid, you may not be able to increase lucidity and will believe it to be real.
The number one thing you can do to become lucid within a false awakening is to begin doing reality checks every time you wake up.... every time. After you have woken up, thought about, and recorded your dreams, immediately do a reality check. Other than having an extreme state of self-awareness, doing this is pretty much the only way you'll be able to become fully lucid within a false awakening.
So remember to reality check after waking up and don't freak out if you're stuck in a continuous time loop. Also, remember to keep Livin' Lucid Dreams... ;)