Exploring the Sleeping Mind

Case Studies

The Paradox of Choice

The Paradox of Choice

The Dream: “I was in my car in a parking lot, about to back out of my parking spot. There were kids running around so I was very cautious, looking around multiple times, then backing out slowly. I hit something. I jumped out of my… Read More

The Nightmare Boss

The Nightmare Boss

The Dream: I woke up lying on my back in sleep paralysis; my body was frozen, but I could look around my room and everything seemed normal. Then my boss walked in and stood towering over me in the dark, wearing the same suit he… Read More

A Patient’s Fears

A Patient’s Fears

The Dream: “I had rats for hair—long tails growing from my scalp with rats at the end. I was scared and started to pull them out but it hurt and I wasn’t sure if it would be dangerous to my health to pull them out.”… Read More

The Demon in Disguise

The Demon in Disguise

The Dream: “My boyfriend and I had fallen asleep lying next to each other on the couch. I was facing away from him, toward the front of the couch. I woke up in sleep paralysis and the room just looked dark and normal, but I… Read More

Lost Lashes

Lost Lashes

The Dream: “All the lashes on my left eye fell off at once when I was washing off my makeup. Later in the same night, I dreamed that my big toenail on my left foot fell off, but then I saw that underneath it was… Read More

The Broken Flag

The Broken Flag

The Dream: “I was waving a very large flag and was looking up at the flag and a blue sky behind it. The large flag was made up of many smaller flags… I think they were sports team flags and country flags from all over… Read More

A Dreamer’s Compassion

A Dreamer’s Compassion

The Dream: “I saw my friend, lying on the ground on his side, outside at night, with his knees tucked in. He seemed to be unconscious. I walked over and got down on the ground next to him. For some reason I wrapped my arms… Read More

Using Dreams to Gain Insight to Our Relationships

Using Dreams to Gain Insight to Our Relationships

Dreams can give us a fascinating glimpse into our intuitive connotations with certain people and our emotional health in our relationships with them. The abstract concepts of who takes the lead in a relationship, who is more dominant, and how well we understand each other,… Read More