I have always had this problem and there seems to be some correlation with N users. This is not about creativity. But I have always 'suffered' from really vivid dreams/nightmares. I get full pictures and colors, conversations and the emotions associated. This is worse when I am overheated in my sleep - how odd.
For example, last night I watched the first few scenes from Bones and this morning I felt like I was stuck in a horror movie for hours in a similar situation. I was in this huge prison-like place, pitch black and chilly and some psycho-killer was hunting me down and it was like a sick, sick game for him. It was very specific - there was a rope around my mouth involved - other prisoners - the full realization that the psycho killer was playing a game and I was, obviously, beside myself with fear/dread/panic/hysteria.
I was climbing all over the place trying to find a hiding spot knowing well he was lurking in the corners laughing. I felt completely stuck in the dream and it felt incredibly real to me. That's why I can't watch horror movies ever. My mind finds a way to recreate it while I am at my most vulnerable - sleeping. It's a terrible feeling. I experience this a lot actually, being stuck in a morbid situation. Ne or Ni? Both?