Some days it can feel like you're living in a matrix more than the other days. There are many elements that go into this big ole cocktail that is "reality" that can end up misfiring, and leaving you genuinely confused over how something just occurred. That comment about the whole matter of sleep/consciousness is a great start for what naturally ends up being a very trippy thread. It's almost like sleep is its own kind of cutscene situation. Unless you're able to retain some kind of "control" through a practice like lucid dreaming.
Pretty weird how when you first "wake up" in a dream, the dream world can amplify in its vividness and look more real than the world that you end up experiencing when you're back in an awake state. Sometimes, it's best to not fall too far down those rabbit holes.