Exploring the Sleeping Mind

Tag: bad dream

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

Next Stop: The Lion’s Den

Next Stop: The Lion’s Den

The Dream: I was on a subway, alone, going to my destination. I was distracted working on something that I can’t remember now. I couldn’t see out the windows. I was nervous because I knew I had to finish my work but didn’t want to… Read More

7 Emotions and How They Appear in My Dreams

7 Emotions and How They Appear in My Dreams

Our sleeping minds find abstract ways to express the current state of our mental and emotional health. Oftentimes, our minds will use the same symbolism to work through similar emotions and situations repeatedly. For example, you may dream of being in your childhood home whenever… Read More

Library of the Dead

Library of the Dead

The Dream: “I was driving when I realized I had forgotten to print out a paper at the student library, so I turned around. When I got to the library, I went to the computer room and began working. The room was buzzing with students.… Read More