Dreams that feel like you are awake but you are not

Alot of times I had dreams that felt real like I was doing something believable, but I knew I was asleep because my alarm on my phone would sound off after having the dream and once actually partially coming true in awake reality aka the dream about a fire happening at the anthropology department in SFSU, but finding out a week later in an email from anthropology department, that a professor had his apartment caught on fire and he was in the hospital for jumping out of a window. What is your opinion on this?