Dreams affected by events in the last 12-24 hours

February 21, 2015

One thing I’ve noticed of late is that my dreams are carrying themes from the day that just passed. I noted back in 2009 that dreams often correlate to something that happened in the physical world in the last 36-48 hours, but during the last week I’ve been affected more by things that have happened here in the last 12-24 hours.

As just one example, late yesterday I was talking to Friend X, who said that Person Y wanted to be her “Facebook friend.” I don’t remember how I know it, but I know that the relationship between X and Y didn’t end well, so this was a surprise, and I remember thinking during our discussion how weird that was. Well, that ended up manifesting in a dream last night.

At some point during the dream I said to myself, “This is stupid, this is just from the conversation earlier, just wake up and get out of this.” So I woke myself up, went to the bathroom, walked around a little bit, and then went back to bed.

I wouldn’t think too much of this, but it’s at least the fourth time I can remember lately where something in the last 12-24 hours has significantly manifested during a dream. I’m sure a lot of people would say the same thing, but for me this is unusual. I’m much more used to the 36-48 hour time delay, so I’m curious about what I’m doing that has changed this so much.

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