What is the ultimate definition of being awake?
These are my considerations:
At night, when I sleep, I can't say I am a sleep. But when I think about it the next morning, I would say I was asleep. But when I woke up in my dream and manipulate it by will (lucid dream), I would say I was not asleep at that particular moment.
But this is only a black/white compare, either true of false. Relatively I would say I was less asleep/more awake during the lucid dream than the rest of the night. The same counts for being awake during the day. I am not fully awake => I can't do exactly what I want to. E.g. I can't teleport/do telepathy when I want to/lucid dream instantly/heal a decease of somebody/create life instantly/etc. But I am more awake than during the night, because I consider my existence consciously more often during the day.
So my definition of being awake doesn't exist. I would translate that question to: being in the most wakeful state possible. Which can alter over time for worse or better.
But then again, you have causality in one dimension, but up another dimension there is a more general causality, which superseded the one of the dimension below. So you can think you are fully awake in one dimension, yet could have no knowledge/experience of the superseding dimension above. Therefore being fully asleep relatively to the superseding dimension.
So now I am totally lost in what defines "being awake"? In terms of dimensions its only possible to 'quantify' (however that may work) how awake you are in that certain dimension.
My conclusion and question So is it logically to conclude that "being awake" is always relative, and so "being awake" doesn't exist? And therefore only a quantitative state of wakefulness exists? Which is quantified by how wakeful you are in the most general dimension(superseding to other dimensions)?
NOTE: I wanted to use the tags "awake" "wakefulness" "asleep" but I am not allowed to create those yet. Whats a philosophy website without the word "awake"?