Are you awake in color or black and white? It doesnít seem to make sense to think in those terms. Dreams are another form of consciousness. Itís the same brain conjuring up your reality, just not directly through your senses. Anyone here been on SSRIs? I got dreams so real I could not tell the difference between reality and dream. I don't have dreams that vivid any more. It could be that the drug enhances the dreaming mechanism, but it is still the same mechanism.