Watching a tipharot video about the number of lucid dreams possible in a night has raised a question for me: What counts as one dream? I think of a pause or period of wakefulness as the break between one dream and another. Therefore, two dreams could be seperated by opening one’s eyes for a a few seconds, the dreamscape going blank as if in a meditative state during lucidity, or a period of time during sleep in which you seemingly cease to dream. A dream might continue where it left off after a pause in some cases. In those cases, perhaps that counts as one dream with a pause. Perhaps that counts as two dreams the way that a movie and its sequal count as two movies.
I realize that many probably count their dreams according to scene changes. If one is having a dream about the beach which turns into a dream about grocery shopping, that person might count that as two seperate dreams. I essentially consider that to be one dream that changed. I suppose none of this matters much. This post likely seems like babbling. How you count your dreams is a matter of preference. Personally, I don’t think I’d bother counting my dreams so much as reflecting over their content.