When you're having a nightmare, wake up from the nightmare to find everything is just fine--in fact your life is perfect--and then you wake up from THAT dream into the nightmare that your life actually is (typically paralleling the first nightmare).
Note: After repetitively appearing, often induces insomnia.
*guy in friendzone*
*dreams a nightmare paralleling his life*
*wakes from that dream into one where he's escaped the friendzone*
*wakes again into his reality where he's in the friendzone again*