A Collection of Dream Stories: Explore or Share Your Own

The dream world is a truly amazing place.

Dream Stories

If you've ever had the experience of waking up from an incredibly vivid dream, or even one that has become a hazy fog but still leaves an impression due to its subject material, you know exactly what I mean by that.

But how does everyone else experience the dream world? It is this question that prompted me to create this platform, where all sorts of different people can share their own dream stories, and the world can perhaps gain some perspective.

Explore Dream Stories | Share Your Own

If you've ever had any kind of dream that's left you amazed, perplexed, terrified, or feeling copious amounts of any other adjective, I heartily encourage you to share the story. By filling out the form below you'll have your own page published on our site containing your writing. You'll add to the collection of dreaming stories found on this page, and provide yourself a chance to possibly see the thoughts of others regarding your dream as well.

Funny dreams, weird dreams, scary dreams, risque dreams, dramatic dreams, life-changing dreams, and even lucid dream stories would all be awesome to read about. Any dream you have to share, please do.

And without further ado, I leave you with an incredibly thoughtful quote, followed by the form for sharing your dreams and then any other dreaming stories that have already been shared below.

Happy Exploring,
Kevin

"Dreams are real while they last -- can we say more of life?"

-The sexologist and writer Havelock Ellis (1859-1939)
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Do You Have A Dream Story To Share?

Share your own dreaming stories and add to this collection of experiences, insights, and thoughts by filling out the form below. If you're a student in Sleep and Dreams, please end your title with "S&D."

Enter A Descriptive Title For Your Dream Story (ex: "A Journey Through Time")

Explore Other Dream Stories

Click on the links below to read the dream stories of other visitors to this page. From funny dreams to dramatic dreams, lucid dreams to just plain weird dreams, take a dive into the dream world perspectives of all sorts of different people.

Ninja Attack (S&D) 
I was in my old house with my family and all of a sudden a man in Chinese traditional clothing tried to sneak into my room through the window. As soon …

Drowsiness is Red Alert! Intruder Dream (S&D) 
I remember that I was very relaxed, back at home in New York, on vacation. I was home alone just watching some TV, when suddenly the front door opened. …

The Face Of Reality And Back Again (S&D) 
I don't remember most of the dream except for the end. I was running down a corridor. I kept running and suddenly, something made me collapse. What felt …

Recurring Nightmare (S&D) 
Every now and then I have a nightmare in which I am running away from someone following me. It happened again last night. Apparently, this person has malicious …

Moon Base (S&D) 
In this dream I awoke at a hotel and for some reason I was traveling downstairs to ask my parents a question. They were in the pool area on the first floor …

An Uphill Journey (S&D) 
This dream was interesting to me because I still remember it very well. Some of my friends I have now and I had decided we wanted to go camping for our …

Mario Kart S&D 
Last night, I had the most vivid dream of participating in a Mario Kart race. No, I wasn't Yoshi or Mario or Bowser driving the kart; I was the kart itself, …

The Girl in the men’s restroom (S&D) 
This is the most vivid dream I recall and wrote completely. I was at a friend’s birthday party. However, this party was taking place in another school …

My Pregnancy Dream - So Vivid 
I had a dream a few weeks before I found out that I was pregnant. It was extremely vivid that when I started feeling nauseated my husband decided to buy …

Watching The Big Bang Happen? 
This dream was one that I used to have a lot when I was younger. Ive had it about 7 times and each time its just as terrifying as the first. I would have …

Well I Did It Before... (S&D) 
I've heard that many people have "flying dreams", nighttime visions of soaring through the sky like some kind of superhero or magical human-bird; however, …

A Calm End Of The World Dream 
Last night I dreamt that the world was coming to an end. I looked this up on various sites and generally it is interpreted as the dreamer being under a …

My Protector 
You know. They say theres a meaning for all your dreams. Well for me I cant actually put my finger on mine. But i do understand one thing im thankful for …

Two Seperate Dreams, One with Satan, One with God 
2 similar dreams. 1 I believe symbolizes God 1 I believe symbolizes Satan. In the first one, I was riding in a high shopping cart with some friends, racing. …

Weird Dream 
SO last nihgt ive been having this wierd dream for almost a month now . I dream bout this tall handsome guy buh i can't see his face at all. He gives me …

The Two Boys 
I found myself sitting up straight in bed screaming, “Jeff, Mark!” It took me a few minutes to realize no one was in the room with me, not even my husband, …

Please Help Me If You Know Whats Wrong.. 
a little bit of back round knowledge: when i was about 8(im fourteen now) i was always terrified of a few things.. 1. the man on the moon, 2. rocky and …

The Pig Monster 
(1)I was in my brothers bedroom when i heard a clicking sound. I knew something bad was about to happen. So i ran out of the room. The clicking sound …

The Tree 
About a month ago, I had a very odd dream. Most of my dreams make sense and usally I can get a feel for what there saying. But this one just made me go …

Monopoly Olympics 
This dream doesn't make much sense... It's really scattered but bare with me. I'll tell you everything I remember... So, I was on one team (it seemed …

Lost At The Beach 
I was at the beach with my daughter and my best friend. i was sitting at a picnic table rite up against the water line. i was watching them playing around …

Darkness 
A while back I had a dream that left me rushing for air when I woke up. When I fell asleep I could hear myself running. I could feel the wind rushing …

Vampires and Baseball 
I wasn't myself in this dream; I was about seven years old. I was standing at the edge of a baseball field watching a team of high schoolers play. i was …

Seeing My Future? 
In my dream I was allowed into a flight tower at an airport. I went inside and was allows to go to the top floor via an elevator. I saw out and it was …

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Insanity Or Troubled 
My dreams are always similar as i find my self in this grey room and in the middle of the floor is a person strapped to a table. i find that if i try to …

One Heck Of A Plane Ride 
My dream started off with me sitting on the ground near the back of the plane. But there was no back TO the plane. Instead there was a deck with only …

Two Is Better Than One?  
I was at the train station with my bestfriend, her boyfriend, my boyfriend and his ex girlfriend. We were sitting down on the bench waiting for the train. …

Continous Dreams All Throughout Sleep! 
Hello! I have been experiencing something strange regarding sleep. For years, I have been getting dreams right from the minute I sleep until when I get …

Getting Abused 
Its scary. I keep having dreams where im getting abused, harrased, or about to be raped. It all started with this one dream where im walking to some destination …

Multiple Dreams Within Dreams 
In my dream last night, I woke up on the floor in my parent's room. It was dimly lit. I wondered why I was there and tried to get up. I found that I …

A Little Too Unrealistic  
Ever since the new teen sensation Justin Bieber came to be, I obtained almost an obsession with him. Not a little girl obsession where I'd do anything …

The Lion Man, The Cold Blooded Killer. 
It all started in a Spanish town. It was hot, i was with my friend Maelai and we we're eating ice cream. Suddenly everyone started screaming "A LION HAS …

Sex Talk And Zombie Apocalypse 
I was in the Centre with a really hot guy friend that i had no idea who it was..we were walking and talking. Behind us was a couple, and the guy was very …

Zombies In A Library. This Can't Be Good. 
The dream starts off with me recognizing that I'm no longer trying to go to sleep in my bed because I'm now standing with a shot gun in the middle of an …

Giant Oranges!!! (S&D) 
I had a dream where I was walking around on a cloudy day, and just as I thought it was going to start to rain, giant oranges started falling from the sky. …

Random River Adventures (S&D) 
I had found myself waking from a nap and as soon as I opened my eyes, I noticed that I was floating down a river. I was still on top of my bed, which had …

The best of both homes (S&D) 
I had a dream in which the benefits of both Hong Kong and Palo Alto were made available to me in one blended reality. As I got hungry while I worked in …

Monster Dream 
I had this dream when I was a kid. The dream started with my whole family (excluding my dad) walking out of sears looking for our car. After probably a …

Elephant Adventure (S&D) 
The other night I had a dream that I was in the jungle with a bunch of my friends from Stanford. I couldn't figure out why we were there and why those …

Just a Dream? (S&D) 
This is, hands down, one of the creepiest dreams I have ever experienced. It is very short but nonetheless scary. The real question that still remains …

I Love You...Not (S&D) 
This dream is definitely one of those dreams that reflect inner desires. I've been in a long term relationship, and this dream demonstrates what things …

Turtle (S&D) 
During a nap, I dreamed that I was walking around downtown Palo Alto. It was dusk, and I started hearing footsteps behind me. I tried to ignore them for …

Over the Rainbow (S&D) 
I had a dream the other night where I saw a rainbow in the sky, and decided to find the beginning of it and hop over to the other side. I searched and …

Outreach Project Gone Wrong (S&D) 
I woke up this morning from a dream that my group's teaching presentation at Menlo Atherton went terribly wrong. Pretty much the worst case scenario. To …

A Transitional Journey (S&D) 
After returning back to the Farm after an extended hiatus I have had many thoughts about taking S&D. Now, here enters Sandman..I was surrounded by water …

The Devil Dog (S&D) 
After spending early saturday morning watching the remastered version of The Exorcist, I decided to head to bed before the clock hit 3:00 am (just to avoid …

Mount Everest (S&D) 
"Hurry up man." That was the first voice I heard as my eyes opened from what I am guessing was a small nap. The snow was lightly descending from the overcast …

A Dream of a Future Pandemic of Pestilence: Prophetic and Vivid 
Today I had a dreadful dream. The dream started with me lying in a hospital bed in a large quarantine facility. There were many beds in this place with …

My Dead Great Grandpa Whom I've Never Met 
I was laying on my stomach on the floor of my nana's beside my dad and we were both aged 10. We were playing with his old transformers (he had tons as …

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JFK Meets Men in Black (S&D) 
As the title indicates, my dream was basically a mix between the movies JFK, and Men in Black. I'm guessing it was influenced by my watching of JFK that …

Star Wars and Hamlet (S&D) 
A fairly short dream, but strange nonetheless. I own an alarm clock shaped like the head of Darth Vader, as I am an avid Star Wars fan. In my dream, my …

The Robbery (S&D) 
My Grandparents randomly came to visit me in my dorm. I was confused yet excited. I asked them why they decided to visit me. They responded that they wanted …

A Door to the Next Country (S&D) 
I was back in the seventh grade and our class was preparing to go on a field trip to the local flee market. We packed our bags and lunches and boarded …

The Infinite Loop: Between Dreams and Reality (S&D) 
Right before noon, I felt a bit tired reading for midterms and decided to take a quick one hour nap before class started. After setting my books down and …

Freaky Elevator Dream 
Last night i had a dream that i was in the elavotor in the ballymun blocks were my auntie arlene used to live. she lived on the 5th floor which was inconvenient …

Elephants And Circles (S&D) 
So, a few nights ago I was asleep when suddenly there was an elephant in the room with me. It was weird because we were just in our dorm room (my friend …

The Elephant King (S&D) 
I was moving into a new apartment at Stanford - this part isn't that weird because I am getting kicked out during Spring quarter for renovations. However, …

A Recurring Nightmare - S&D 
There was one particularly harrowing nightmare that haunted me through my senior year of high school, resulting in many interrupted nights of sleep. I …

The Shaman 
I was walking through a thick cloud of smoke. I look around me to find Native Americans smoking from their pipes. I breathe the smoke into my lungs. As …

My Lucid Dream To Sleep Paralysis Experience 
Hi. Recently I had a lucid dream , in the dream i was in the middle of a frozen lake ice fishing with my father. Then suddenly in the dream I felt a sensation …

Flying Over A Golden City 
Out of all dreams that I can remember this one really shook me. The first thing I remember is that I am on a small ship in the middle of a violent storm …

Intense, Long Dreams 
Hi, Okay so for a long time now every night I have been experiencing really vivid, intense, and seemingly long dreams. Whenever these occur, I can not …

Whoops - Bathing Suit Malfunction 
So I was at this water park and then I went down a giant slide and my bathing suit got ripped off on the slide and I was stuck at the bottom of the slide …

I am never so scared, except in my dreams! 
Such dreams have been coming up very frequently now and that is disturbing me. My dream starts off like everything is normal. I am usually in my house, …

Why Do My Dreams Never Come True? 
Why is it that everything I think or dream of or envision me doing never comes true its the opposite of it like for example im 17 and a senior i was going …

Dream Story: Man Hanging From Noose On Tree 
I had a dream the other night that i was teaching a class of elementary age students. They were asking me great questions about my profession (which was …

A Failed Attempt At A Lucid Dream - But An Interesting One 
Bedroom is space- alone, happy, calming. Meditating into a new galaxy, listening to relaxing music- no interruptions- no thinking; calming thoughts acceptable. …

Meal Time & Dancing (S&D) 
I don't remember the entirety of my dreams, just tid bits, and I have no idea how one part connects to the next. In last night's dream, I am standing …

Trapped In Barbie's House (S&D) 
Last night I dreamt that I was eight years old, and I was exploring this giant mansion. A beautiful blonde model was touring me around the mansion (it …

Don't Spill (S&D) 
I am walking around Stanford and come to the dining hall. I head in, intending to get hot water for oat bran (as I plan to tommorow). On the way, I …

My Roommate's Bike Ride From Hell 
I was out on a spontaneous bike ride with my roommate and a few other friends. They had decided that it was a good idea to eat some weed-browies before …

Public Speaking Phobia (S&D) 
I have a huge fear of oral presentations and I was supposed to present a research proposal to my class in the morning. I had a dream that I went to class …

In The Hand Of My Brother (S&D) 
A few nights ago, I found myself at my desk at home studying for a test of some sort. I looked out the window and saw that my "house" was in a large sandbox. …

Price Middle School Shooting (S&D) 
Right before getting into bed for the night last night, I was reading an article about the Price Middle School Shooting, which took place yesterday in …

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NASCAR and the WS (S&D) 
The first part of the dream I remember was being late to a NASCAR race, and trying to figure out what people do at NASCAR events. There doesn't seem to …

An Orthopedic Nightmare (S&D) 
My dream started out in a hospital. I was sitting in a lounge chair in a doctor's office, and I felt fine, but when I looked in the mirror my arms were …

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? (S&D) 
This dream occurred about a month ago, but I still remember it quite clearly because the content threw me off. I am a Resident Assistant (RA) in a dorm …

The Class Lottery - This Dream May Really Come True (S&D) 
"DROWSINESS IS RED ALERT" is a phrase every single person that encounters Dr. Dement should know. From day 1 of Sleep and Dreams this year, this phrase …

Molecular Gastronomy (S&D) 
My dream last night (or at least my memory of my dream last night) began in my chemistry section in Room 267 of Mudd. I distinctly remember my TA and …

Sledding For Cupcakes? (S&D) 
In my dream, my cousins and I were eating strawberry filled cream cupcakes that were about as big as our heads and we ran out. For some reason we were …

A 2-Night Adventure in Lucid Nightmares (S&D) 
One night about a year ago, I had a terrible and extremely vivid nightmare where someone was trying to kill me. I didn't see a knife or anything like that, …

Friends All Change And Forget Who I Am (S&D) 
Last night, I had a dream that all of my friends that I made in college forgot who I am. It was eerily realistic and movie-like: the dream started off …

Tsunami and World Cup Ambition Dream (S&D) 
My friends and I were on our way to the world cup games in South Africa. On our way to our flight departing from SFO, we decided that we wanted to go through …

Spy Adventure (S&D) 
I found myself wearing a suit and sitting in a large hall that reminded me of the scale you'd find in a Hogwart's castle. I'm pretty sure that I was channeling …

A Prophetic Swimming Dream (S&D) 
A few years ago when I was at a national swim meet (I'm a competitive swimmer), the night before the competition started I had a dream where I swam my …

Parkour on the Titanic (S&D) 
In this dream, I found myself with a giant diamond suspended from a belt on my waist. I was atop a chandelier in what appeared to be a VERY upscale department …

Running Back in Time (S&D) 
I was at track practice, and we were doing something like 200 meter repetitions. I was feeling pretty bad about myself, because I used to be very good …

End of the Dinosaurs 
In this dream, me and my friend Jack were scientists, despite were only 14. The head scientist had invented a time machine, which could go anywhere, anytime. …

A Visit from the Virgin Wormary? S&D 
In a fairly short dream, I was at an old-fashioned train station and I at first was unsure why I was there. Then I realized that I was a crocodile (I had …

Horror Story Mash (S&D) 
Although I've often had dreams where I was chased multiple times, rarely have I been traumatized this deeply or had such a vivid recall of the experience. …

"Controlling the Elements" S&D 
There wasn’t really a story to this dream. Most of my dreams I actually remember in fragments and they aren’t interesting enough to really share with anyone …

Remembering real life through a dream (S&D) 
I always wonder what dreams mean. I guess we don’t know yet, but this was a particularly interesting dream from the past I’d like to share. So I was …

Drowsiness is Red Alert (S&D) 
After a night spent staying up studying for a math midterm, I go to my Sleep and Dreams lecture with the intention to pay attention to as much as I can …

Fighting Bulls (S&D) 
This is my new favorite dream. I was in my dorm at Stanford, the lounge looked exactly like how our lounge looks right now and the doors were positioned …

Together Again S&D 
I was with my girlfriend in her dorm at the University of Texas - Austin. She was about to fall asleep in her bed and so I tucked her in. For the next …

"Our Idea of Happiness" S&D 
I’ve had this recurring dream of being underwater and this has appeared in many different forms on many nights. The following method in which it manifested …

So Much Dr. Dement (S&D) 
The other night I went to one of the dining halls on campus and it was Faculty night. When I walked through I happened to see Dr.Dement dining with a few …

A Whole New World (S&D) 
Last night, I dreamt that tornadoes were destroying the world as we know it. But somehow, I, along with my family, managed to escape to this place with …

"Dr. Dement's Super Water Gun" (S&D) 
I never sleep during lecture. I would never even dream of sleeping. Except, I did. I am pretty sure that I dreamed this because Dr. Dement mentioned in …

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Penguins Save the World 
I’m not sure if the show ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ influenced this dream, but I once had a dream in which I was sleeping and was suddenly woken up by a …

Sprinting, Literally Sprinting Over Lake Powell (S&D) 
Bam. Felt the chilled water beneath my bare feet as I literally sprinted rather aimlessly around Lake Powell. Having not been there for over 11 years, …

Surprise Visit (S&D) 
In my dream the other night, I dreamt that I was leaving the dining hall with some of my friends in the dorm when I turned around and caught a glimpse …

Nostalgic Library (S&D) 
I'm sitting at a computer in the middle of a large library. In the middle of working on a term paper, I take a minute to glance around the open spaces …

A Horror Story (S&D) 
In my dream, I had just awoken from my sleep with the sudden urge to pee. It was still very early in the morning because upon checking my phone, I saw …

Tiger Attack (S&D) 
I usually don't have nightmares or dreams that involve me running, but this dream was mainly about me running away from a scary tiger. Throughout the …

Weird Ticket Buying Experience (S&D) 
My dream began with me outside of a rundown movie theater with my girlfriend. The employee selling tickets looked much like a waiter at my favorite Chinese …

A Mission Gone Wrong (S&D) 
The first thing I can remember from my dream is that I was a spy and I had super powers. However, the "side" that I was on wanted to keep me a secret, …

Curse You, Autocorrect (S&D) 
Those of us with iPhones know what a help the autocorrect function can be for emails and texts; at the same time, we've also all certainly had strange …

Inception Replica - Dreaming Like It Was Real (S&D) 
For any of you who have ever seen the movie Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan with Leonardo DiCaprio acting as the central character, you will have …

From Secret Agent to REI Employee (S&D) 
So the other night I had this dream that I worked for the CIA as a secret agent. My cover story that I told family and friends was that I worked at an …

The Gorilla, The Chicken Man and the Amish 
This dream is one that I always remember and laugh about because it was just hilarious and made no sense like most of the dreams I have. So I'm flying …

Hangin' With Celebrities [S&D] 
I had a dream that I was at a private Green Day concert. I was sitting at a table, and they were performing just a few feet in front of my table. One …

An Unknown Catastrophic Event Might Be in Mid Summer 
I dreamt last night on January 22, 2012 that it is very hot day of summer and it was just time of afternoon sudden we observed that sun going fast towards …

Men In Black Dream (S&D) 
I had a dream in the past that I was being followed by men dressed in black, and I could not escape them. No matter how fast I ran, where I turned, or …

Still A Good Friend :-) (S&D) 
I recently reaffirmed for myself (and my friends) that I am a great friend!! I had a dream that my best friend's ex-boyfriend wanted to sleep with me. …

Hang Gliding with Chris Brown (S&D) 
Last night I had an interesting dream. A few hours before I went to sleep I watched one of Chris Brown's music videos, so I think that's why he was in …

Lots Of People Camping Outside My House 
I have this dream all the time and I don't understand it. In my dream, I am lying in bed and the sun is up. It’s morning just like any other normal day. …

Mission Impossible (S&D) 
My dream begins with me and my brother standing outside of an extremely well protected house. The house was guarded by a tall chain link fence and behind …

A Crush Dream To Remember 
Last night,I had a dream about my crush. It felt so real. First, I want to tell you a little background. I have liked this guy since the 3rd grade when …

Missed The Van 
First thing i remember was i was sitting in a classroom with my football stuff in a bag with some of the team. Then i started to look through the bag and …

What A Coincidence: Moving to England Meeting With Your Crush 
I had a dream that my family and I moved to England. When we got there, we bought a house that sort of looked like my best friend's house except the windows …

A Long Night - Dreams About The Same Person 
Ive been having dreams about the same person for almost a month now. in this particular dream i am at a sleepover type thing at his house. And im staying …

A Vegetarians Nightmare 
I am now vegetarian as of 2 weeks ago and I had a horrifying dream where I was eating something vegetarians should NOT be touching. Or any person for …

Computer Virus Adventures 
I have two, i had them when i was 11, but in the dreams i am 8 (dream 1) and 11 (dream 3) 6 (dream 2) 1. I used to play on webkinz when i was 8, so …

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Seeing My Dead Boyfriend - It Scared Me 
To cut the story short i was with my boyfriend the father of two teenage children for 19 yrs. When he found out he had lung cancer we were going through …

Core-X 
I was living on a skyscraper. It seemed to be in the future. One night I got a call to come look outside. I went out to the black top to see this high …

Chinese Doll Nightmare 
When i first closed my eyes i knew it was a lucid dream , meaning i had control over everything. At first i didn't see the doll it was just dark, then …

An Elevator, a Train Station, and a Field 
To begin I have to admit that I am a man and in this dream I was a small girl. Weird, right? To start off, I remember having many friends trying to …

Am I A Criminal? 
Last night I dreamt of being outside. I lacked clothing and I lacked knowledge of my suroundings. I ran to a store which sold clothing and other items. …

The Shape In The Sky 
This dream is the most vivid dream i have ever had, as well as the most terrifying. It begins at the edge of a clear pond on a clear summer night. the …

Locker-Room Mix Up (I Want To Hear Your Thoughts!) 
Hate reading? To listen to this dream through audio please visit discussyourdreams.com/sex/locker-room-mix-up/ Oh my gosh this dream has made …

Apocalypse Through Time! 
Okay, this dream doesn't make much sense, but then again, no dreams do. I was riding with my dad and my brother to go visit my mother's parents... who …

Dream Of Death  
I had a dream that I came into work and the first thing I was told is that a co worker died but the crazy part about it is that he was at work with me …

Punched Him To Pacific Ocean  
umm i had this really weird dream that i was in my room watching movie about some super heroes. Then suddenly someone knocked at my door. I yelled whos …

Entering Heaven 
My dream started with me going to school. I remember being freaked out because it was a new school year with new teachers. I had trouble fitting everything …

Awesome Playboy Mansion Dream 
So here's the dream: I suddenly woke up in the dream in a limo and i asked the driver where we were going, he said the playboy mansion so i was surprised, …

The Two Boys 
I found myself sitting up straight in bed screaming, “Jeff, Mark!” It took me a few minutes to realize no one was in the room with me, not even my husband, …

Artistic Hagrid 
I had a dream mostly related to Harry Potter. Hagrid is no longer teaching Care of Magical Creatures because Harry, Ron and Hermione are on the run and …

New York Water Slide 
I had a dream the other night that i was in New York, looking for the building thats featured in 'Friends' (the apartment block they lived in) and my friend …

I Was In A Jungle 
I was in a jungle… this was the third or so time that I was here alone, but this time I felt something different in the air around me. I was here this …

The Only Death There Will Be 
I dreamed i was in an square were a girl was being hanged, i was sickened and when i saw the second girl that was to be hanged i went up to the "control …

Giant Cave  
I have this reoccurring dream about a cave. It's a giant cave, pleasant, and the entrance is in the closet to the back spare bedroom in my grandma's house. …

Fishing With My Father For Alligator Gar 
I had a dream that I was fishing with my father for alligator gar. First off, I do not like to go fishing at all and I've never heard or even seen my father …

Horror Movie 
I once had a dream that felt like it was straight out of a horror movie. I only remember bits and pieces, so bear with me. The setting was in this big …

A Noiseless Scream... 
In my dream I dreamt that I was sleeping at my gran's house but my mum's friend was minding me,I awake in the night and for some reason I was sleeping …

Bar Turned Gore House 
I was going to some kind of bar or hangout type of place with someone from work, and we were hanging out then we found out that it was some sort of place …

Slavery 
(I am white) I had a dream that I was a slave working at a mansion with many others. Then the abolishment of slavery came, then me and the other slaves …

Transforming 
I had a dream that I had a magical xbox controller that can transform things if I hit the right buttons. My brother did not believe me so I turned my cat …

The Best Start You Can Have To A Dream 
Before i had gone to bed a couple nights ago i was looking through my dream journal and established what my dream signs were and what reality checks worked …

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The Dream That Changed My Life 
Once in a vast land of time i fell to the ground i soon found my self a world of imagionation that took me to this tree where a beautiful princess lived …

Stealing and Theffing  
I was in the super market with my mum and i had roller blades on. I was rollerblading and fell on a isle and one of the workers said "Can you not do …

White-Faced Demon (Lucid) 
(I've decided that I suck at reading, since I didn't realized that S&D was for students, which I am not...=D yay. I should probably go to bed, but I wanted …

The Dive (S&D) 
The beginning of the dream is unimportant. It was full of roiling waters that were engulfing the world slowly. It was caused by some evil thing that hung …

The Ax Killer (S&D) 
I had a dream, that me and my family were staying in this old wooden house, the wooden house as i remember was surrounded, by other houses on a hill, and …

I Saw A Kangaroo In My Dream? When I Have Yet To Seen 1 For About 14 years. 
I was in the garden with my dog,my mum and my brother.my mum open the gate letting my dog run out then i called my dog and it came back in to the house.the …

Purple Hazing with Rianna 
I walked downstairs to my room in the basement. Purple haze was everywhere and I had the instinct that someone, a dark figure, was standing behind me. …

Meteors 
Second dream...tonight..03/13/2011....So I was out with my sister and her girls shopping. Seemed like a pretty quiet day, was outside next to her van smoking …

Break-Up Bridges And Time Warps (S&D) 
I should mention as relevant back story that, at the time of this dream, my boyfriend and I were in the process of an amicable "going-to-college" break …

Will Smith is In the Hoouuuussse (S&D) 
This dream began with my family and I at a restaurant. As we eat, suddenly Will Smith and his wife are there eating at a table near to us trying to inconspicuously …

A Serious Case of Some Truly Bizarre Incest (S&D) 
I mean, I don't know what in the world was the cause of this crazy dream I had last night. While I cannot remember all of what occurred in the dream - …

Celebrities Doing Weird Things (S&D) 
I've become accustomed to weird dreams--when I remember my dreams, it's because they're utterly absurd. The latest ridiculous story entails a crazy adventure …

The Truth Comes Out (S&D) 
I had the craziest dream last night. So, it all started in my "dorm." It wasn't actually my dorm looking back on it, but it was the idea of my dorm. Anywho, …

Roundtrip Ticket (S&D) 
This may well be the strangest dream I have ever experienced. It should be noted that I was doing homework at my desk at the time, and at some point I …

Back And Forth (S&D) 
Last night, I had a dream that my high school friends and I were living in a beautiful house here at Stanford. We were leaving to go on a field trip, and …

Late For Class (S&D) 
Recently, I had a dream that I was on my way to class (in high school). I was driving one of those old Jeep Wranglers along the beach to get there. When …

A Hidden Treasure (S&D) 
I had a dream last night where I was on a backpacking trip in Yosemite with some of my friends. It was right after school got out, so I was obviously very …

The Boxer (S&D) 
In my dream I was very aggressive, probably because of the stress accumulated throughout this quarter. I just had this intense desire to beat up anything …

Red Ocean (S&D)  
I was sitting on the beach with some friends and everything seemed realistic. It was all in black and white and the water seemed as if it was changing …

Runaway (S&D) 
Running from the cops, all I could think about was how did I get myself into this? What did I do? I just kept running and running, through dark allies …

The Knight Nurse (S&D) 
This dream happened when I was twelve years old and came down with ecoli. I was hospitalized for four days and this story takes place on the second night. …

Dream Of Buying My Friends House In Another City 
I dreamt I bought my friends house in a city that I used to live in. It was a private sale between my friends and myself and their other friends were upset …

A Disney Detour (S&D) 
In my dream, it was time for our dorm trip to Disneyland and everyone was running around frantically trying to get packed. I was feeling panicked, throwing …

Gunman? (S&D) 
I am currently staying at the Westin Bonaventure, aka Westin Badaventure, with the rest of the cheerleading team and band to support the basketball teams …

The Last Two Parachutes (S&D) 
The first thing I remember in my dream I am a little boy in the back seet of an old jeep. the first thing that i notice is that my seatbelt is unbuckled, …

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Flunking Fysics (S&D) 
Last night I had a terrible nightmare. In real life, I decided not to do my physics problem set this week because you are allowed one drop score. But …

My Track Meet (S&D)  
I was running the mile at my state meet in New Jersey. For some reason, the race started off of the track and finished on the track. I was at the front …

Losing Control (S&D) 
Waking up from a nap, I found myself lying in bed. I looked down at my tired, limp body, and decided get up to do some work. Strangely, my body did not …

I Am The Winning Intern With Tigerblood (S&D) 
I had a dream last night in which I was tweeting everything I did, but I had no followers. I was obsessed with tweeting about everything around me, and …

Pirate Shore Trip (S&D) 
I found myself bored on a Saturday afternoon here at Stanford University. My friends and I, out of extreme boredom, decided to go to the beach. At the …

My New Peruvian Sister (S&D) 
In my dream I "wake up" in my room at my parents house. I realize Spring Break must have started and excitedly get out of bed to start what will inevitably …

Unusual BBQ (S&D) 
Last night, I had a dream that I was barbecuing in my backyard. There was a trampoline next to the BBQ, and while waiting for the food to cook, I decided …

Around The World In 8 Minutes (S&D) 
My high school orchestra played at Carnegie Hall today, so I guess when I was napping earlier in the day, that was on my mind. I dreamt that I was back …

The Storm (S&D) 
I was paddling in a rowboat in the middle of a large lake. The sun had just finished setting, and darkness began to fall over the waters. A cold wind immediately …

"McDonald's Ball Pit" (S&D) 
Every now and then I will have a dream in which I am transported many years back to when I was a little kid. It is usually quite strange, because while …

Fears of Flying (S&D) 
It was supposed to be the first day of Spring Break. I had been planning to going to Florida to enjoy the white sandy beaches of Florida's Gulf Coast. …

Fears of Flying (S&D) 
It was supposed to be the first day of Spring Break. I had been planning to going to Florida to enjoy the white sandy beaches of Florida's Gulf Coast. …

Venezuelan Drunchies (S&D) 
This has been a recurring dream since I moved from Venezuela to Stanford last September. Back home, its typical for people to go have an "arepa" (a sort …

Sharing a Dream Across Continents (S&D) 
The weirdest dream experience I had was a very vivid dream I had a few years ago. In my dream, I was lying in bed and at exactly midnight, an old man was …

The Ultimate Shopping Trip (S&D) 
Most people have exciting dreams of flying airplanes and being famous. Myself, on the other hand have very... well boring dreams. An example, of a dream …

What Is Up With The Weather? 
I was eight years old and was building a sand castle in the beach with my brother and sister when it started to rain. We quickly started to run towards …

Zombie Dream (S&D) 
I had a dream that I was in a house surrounded by my friends and family and we were trying to hide ourselves in this room by boarding up the doors so the …

Flying Inception (S&D) 
Recently I was on an airplane with my dad. Exhausted from a fun trip, I fell asleep quickly. I dreamed that I was on the same airplane, sitting in a different …

Disney Island (S&D) 
Over the weekend, a few of my friends drove down to Disneyland. On Friday night, I dreamt that I was there too. Thing is, it was a completely different …

The NIghtmares of Flying Southwest (S&D) 
I had a dream that our entire team missed our flight to the East Coast. We were consequently stuck at the airport for days, where we ate Auntie Anne's …

Throwing Leaves (S&D) 
I was running a workshop with one of my friends and each of us had to design a game to play. Most of what had been done in the past had been computer games …

My Elementary School Nemesis (S&D) 
The dream began on the monkey bars as most elementary school stories do. I was myself in appearance and size but felt like a 3rd grader again. I enjoyed …

Fluorescent (S&D) 
I had a dream after the Highlighter party at Sigma Chi. In my dream, we were going to Sigma Chi, and it was the Graffiti party Part II. My friends and …

Rock Man (S&D) 
I had a terrible nightmare the other day where I was being chased by a person I did not know. The chase began at my house back home. I was walking up to …

Party with Potter (S&D) 
A little while ago, I had a dream that I went to a party with a friend of mine. We showed up at my friend's house, and who was there, but Harry Potter, …

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Goal of a Lifetime (S&D) 
I had a dream about being a professional soccer player. From what I remember, the dream started off with me on the field with Arsenal. I was at the training …

Tall (S&D) 
I had a dream last night that I was crazy tall. I must have been like 9 feet 3 inches because I barely had to stretch my arm out to dunk. I felt like Gandalf …

Party in the Stacks (S&D) 
The other night I had the strangest dream after being in the lower West Stacks of Green library all day.. In my dream I was working on a paper in …

Transformers, Animals In Disguise (S&D) 
It was interesting, I was a tiger that could transform into an autobot. I was battling my brother, who was a deceptacon and was a lion. My brother was …

Stanford Police Chase (S&D) 
The first thing I recall is running out the back door of Memorial Church to find two Stanford police officers standing about 40 yards in front of me with …

NATIONALSDANCEPARTYAWKWARDNESS (S&D) 
At first, I was walking around outside with a few of my friends from my water polo team. As we were walking by this field, we saw a few people walking …

Not Your Birthday (S&D) 
My twin sister is coming to visit during her spring break next week, so I guess that's what triggered this dream. It happened during a mid-day nap. In …

Oh, the IHUManity! (S&D) 
An IHUM paper due the same day I have to lead section? I mean, talk about absurd. Let's not forget IHUM is certainly not my only class and thus with multiple …

Human Aquarium (S&D) 
My family and I were standing at the base of a large building facade. It was of mammoth proportions, cylindrical in shape and made of glass, with white …

Where Am I Going To Live Next Year? (S&D) 
This is probably one of the most boring dreams I've ever had which is why I'm so interested by it because literally nothing exciting or out of the ordinary …

Peace (S&D) 
I had a dream last night that I woke up and had a peace sign tattooed on my face. At school the next day most people thought it must have been the pledge …

Failing (S&D) 
With finals coming up, it is no surprise that I am becoming increasingly anxious about grades, passing classes, and everything academics related. Of course, …

My Head above the Water (S&D) 
The first thing i remember i am treading water of the shore of a place i do not recognize. I see a few people on the shore but i dont feel tey notice me, …

A Rabid Raccoon Attack (S&D) 
There were quite a few curious things about the dream I had last night. The first is that I dreamt I was sleeping. I had no idea that was possible until …

Math/Physics Overload (S&D) 
It was the night before my Math 51 midterm, and I had been studying for days on end after finishing up Physics the week before and my brain was just full …

Majoring In Star Wars (S&D) 
Once upon a time, I had a dream. In this dream, I was a student at Stanford. I went through a very tough decision regarding choosing a major. After a very …

A Zoo Story (S&D) 
The dream began with my washing my hands at a sink. I walked out of the bathroom only to find that the bathroom was attached to the sealed cage of a group …

In The Library (S&D) 
I found myself sitting at a long table. I looked all around me. I was in the middle of a very large, dimly lit library. Multiple piles of thick stacks …

Macarena (S&D)  
I was wandering the jungle with what seemed to be my pet giraffe. I am not entirely sure if it was my pet, but the giraffe seemed stunningly loyal to just …

A Day On The Ocean With My Family (S&D) 
I had a dream that completely revolved around the ocean a few nights ago. I remember arriving with my mom and stepdad and stepbrother to the ocean, and …

Mermaid story (S&D) 
Last night I had a dream that I was a mermaid. I was alone in a big cave that was completely covered in ice. I was having a lot of fun sliding around …

I Want To Move.... Actually.... (S&D) 
When I first got to school I really enjoyed the dorm that I lived in (Roble). However, overtime, I got really sick of my roommate. By sick, I meant I …

Possessive About Pastries (S&D) 
I was on my way to my friend Sabrina's house with some other friends. We knew that she was out of town but we wanted to use her house to hang out because …

A Zoo Story (S&D) 
The dream began with my washing my hands at a sink. I walked out of the bathroom only to find that the bathroom was attached to the sealed cage of a group …

Cataplexy and the Illusive A+ (S&D) 
I dreamed that Professor Dement showed up in class with a group of narcoleptic dogs and gave a demonstration. He asked for volunteers to feed the dogs …

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I dreamed that Professor Dement showed up in class with a group of narcoleptic dogs and gave a demonstration. He asked for volunteers to feed the dogs …

Math 51 and Bipolar Disorder? (S&D) 
It was about 10pm and I was biking around "Stanford campus" on some unrecognizable street. In reality, I have a road bike, but the bike I was riding was …

Lost Dog (S&D) 
It's a nice sunny afternoon on the Stanford campus and as I am walking back to my dorm room, I decide that it would be a lot easier if I hitched a ride …

Fastnacht (S&D) 
I was sitting on my bed at home when I started to hear loud clanging noises coming from down the street. I looked out the window to see that there was …

Zombie Audience (S&D) 
I dreamt that I forgot about an extremely important presentation. My dream started with me waking up from a nap. When I woke from the nap, I looked at …

A Cruise and Giant Juiceboxes (S&D)  
One night a few weeks ago, I had a seriously crazy dream that I remember vividly. I was on a cruise with my fellow dorm-mates. My cabin was small and …

The Deadly Vacation (S&D) 
I was lying on the beach in Hawaii watching the dolphins jump in and out of the water, just enjoying the sun. I was on vacation with my family, our first …

Swimming Pool (S&D) 
I dreamed that I heard a noise coming from the little balcony attached to my room. I opened the blinds and saw a swimmer in a speedo. He was tightening …

Sleepwalking On The Moon (S&D) 
I suddenly woke up, and found myself laying down on a rough, scratchy surface. I hurriedly stood up. For miles around, all I could see was darkness. I …

Parents Weekend (S&D) 
Last Night I dreamt that my two best friends from home went to Stanford. It was parents weekend coming up, and I was so excited that their parents would …

A Depressing Dream (S&D) 
I was going to my sleep and dreams class, and people were leaving the lecture hall. Everybody looked really upset, so I ran up to a random person and asked: …

You have the right to remain silent... (S&D) 
I'm in the ocean. The waves are huge and I'm having a blast with some friends from high-school. However, the sun is setting and we need to get back to …

Roland Garros French Open Dream (S&D) 
I had waited and worked my entire life for this moment- to play Kim Clijsters in the final of the French Open on Court Philippe Chatrier in front of 50,000 …

Drop It Like It's Hot (S&D) 
PREFACE: If you knew my coach, you would have nightmares about being late to practice also. DREAM: I woke up to my alarm sounding, "SnoooooooooooooooooOOOOOP," …

Arroyo Love Dream (S&D) 
I get up to shower and go into the hallway in my towel. I see a trash bag and try to get the lining out, when I realize I'm not wearing my shower shoes! …

Crazy Journey Through Africa and San Francisco (S&D) 
I was in Africa, on the plains, possibly Kenya, and all of a sudden was riding a giraffe, however there was a twist: the giraffe could fly. I flew around …

Making a Movie (S&D) 
I found myself sitting in a dim room with Werner Herzog, my room mate, various cast members from the hit TV show LOST, and a few other stragglers. We were …

On A Boat (S&D) 
My dream begins and I am on a boat - a cruise ship to be exact. I am in a hallway with lots of doors. Somehow I am aware of the fact that while most of …

Fight Your Own Battles (S&D) 
First, I was out camping with some friends in a clearing close to a few buildings, so I guess it wasn't really camping but we had all the gear and a …

Pary Like It's Hot (S&D) 
Last night I dreamt that I was at a party at kappa alpha. However, instead of the normal party activities such as dancing and hanging out, one of the house …

I Am Not A Smarty Pants: Pajamas, Japanese, Zombies, Batman, And Bieber Fever? (S&D) 
I had this dream a week or two (or more) ago, a night or two after getting my issue of Vanity Fair in the mail that had Justin Bieber on the cover. I’m …

The Spirit (S&D) 
I and a few friends were responsible for closing down an abandoned house. We checked all the rooms for someone, I don't know who. After we were done, we …

My Journey Through The Inferno (S&D) 
Beward: the content you are about to read is highly graphic. Being a part of an Italian class titled Dante's Inferno by day, at nightfall a few nights …

To the North Pole!? 
It's 6:30 in the morning and I'm getting dressed for my morning lift. Suddenly I hear a car horn outside my window. I don't think much of it until I …

Emergency Helicopter (S&D) 
A friend and I were running on this super hilly path with crazy floating buildings and trees off to the side and a faint siren going off in the background. …

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Salsa Is Not So Hot 
I was returning home from dinner, when I entered the lounge to my dorm room. Though it was a Tuesday (well-known to be the only night that partying is …

When Anxiety Attacks (S&D)  
RA applications were weighing on my mind as I drifted off to sleep on Thursday evening... so much so that my anxieties went with me on my trip through …

Student by Day, Secret Agent by Night..? (S&D) 
The dream begins with me at my middle school/old church. Something is going on, and my best friend and I leave and appear at an unknown lake house. There …

Pregnant with my sister S&D 
One night I went to sleep a little too full and this was my dream: I dreamt that my parents were going to have another baby. They were very excited. …

From Skunks To Waterfalls (S&D) 
I'm back at home during Spring Break and just sitting at home watching some TV when I hear my mom scream out in the back yard. Apparently while she was …

Roland Garros French Open Dream (S&D) 
I had waited and worked my entire life for this moment- to play Kim Clijsters in the final of the French Open on Court Philippe Chatrier in front of 50,000 …

Gremlin Dreams (S&D) 
I have had a recurring dream for the past two weeks. In the dreams I have been relaxing in my bed when I spot a gremlin lurking in the shadows of my room. …

Captain Jack Black Throws a Penny (S&D) 
On Saturday evening (2/19/11), I had the following dream: My friends and I were roaming the streets of San Francisco trying to find a karaoke contest…..Up …

Rules Are Made For A Reason-Especially In The Wild (S&D) 
I was in the French House (where I live on campus, except that it was an enormous white palatial palace) but it was in the middle of the wilderness and …

Exciting New Neighbors (S&D) 
"Come on, Aliza," my mom shouted to me. "Let's go bring a pie to the new neighbors." "Okay, coming," I responded. I grabbed my coat, and we walked …

Missed Flight (S&D) 
I had spent the day at a museum dedicated to the moon with my friends Krista and Amanda, and we were getting ready to leave soon. Just as we were about …

Back In Kindergarten (S&D) 
I was running through the hallways of my old kindergarten. Chasing me were about a dozen masked people, roughly the size of toddlers and all wielding …

Hugs (S&D) 
I dreamed that my mom needed, for some reason, to prove to her boss-in my dream, a lady that i've never seen before who is definitely not her boss in real …

Mad Money!! (S&D) 
Last night, I dreamed that my friend and I were a pair of band robbers planning to rob a bank for money. We were planning our escape when suddenly, we …

A Trip To The City  
I was walking with my friend in the moonlight on our way to the city. We were walking on these very steep hills and the pathway was very zig-zaggidy. We …

Captain Jack Black Throws A Penny (S&D) 
On Saturday evening (2/19/11), I had the following dream: My friends and I were roaming the streets of San Francisco trying to find a karaoke contest…..Up …

Of yummy food and high-speed races .... (S&D) 
Scene 1: I was visiting some place which I seemed to be very familiar with. There was a small canteen where a lady was finishing up her cooking. I asked …

"Ghost Town" (S&D) 
I, alone, am walking through a deserted city - the streets are empty and there is not a sound to be heard. As I continue to walk, I cannot find any signs …

Changing In An Instant (S&D) 
The first thing I Remember is that I’m at my cabin in priest lake, it is as if I just woke up, but instead of being inside my cabin I’m on my boat in the …

Screw Your Roommate Disaster (S&D) 
So Screw Your Roommate for my freshman dorm is happening next Wednesday. We are planning to go ice skating! Well, last week, after talking to my roommate …

I'm On a Horse (S&D) 
I'm not quite sure how people are able to write paragraphs on their dreams, especially paragraphs that make sense. My dreams are like Old Spice commercials. …

Meeting the President (S&D) 
"Come on, there's going to be a lot of traffic," my mom told me as she urged me out the door. I willingly complied, got into the passenger's seat of our …

Rising Waters (S&D) 
I had a dream I was on Hawaii on vacation with my family. I turned to my brother and told him I didn't understand how people could live on such a small …

The Reading Room (S&D) 
My roommate and I are sitting in a old-fashioned house's library/study. The interior of the room is dark, with dark wood paneling around the room, hard …

The Reading Room (S&D) 
My roommate and I are sitting in a old-fashioned house's library/study. The interior of the room is dark, with dark wood paneling around the room, hard …

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Result Of Only Taking Naps For The Past Week (S&D) 
I was on a mini-golf course, which for some reason was pink and spiky. The goal was to get on the other side. I don't know why. As I crawled through the …

Bar Mitzvah Dance (S&D) 
I recently had a dream that I was back in my hometown and in high school again. I must have been a sophomore again because there were students present …

Too Tired to Breathe? (S&D) 
It had been a long week, and by the time I got to bed, I was really exhausted. So tired in fact, that I somehow convinced myself that if I were to fall …

The Dark Forest (S&D) 
I snapped awake in the middle of a very dark forest. I found myself sitting in the center of a grassy oval surrounded by menacing trees. Very little light …

Doctors are Scary (S&D) 
I’m an athlete and have been injured for the past few weeks. I have an appointment with my doctor today and have been really nervous about it, which may …

Lucid Inception (S&D) 
I've seen "Inception" 11 times. Odds are that after I submit this dream, I will watch the movie again. After about 5 times viewing, the movie was already …

An Unusual Hike Up the Dish (S&D) 
I had nothing to do all day so I decided to hike the dish with my friend. When we reached the top, I noticed there was a lake. This surprised me because …

Santa's Death (S&D) 
I'm biking around Stanford with Kyle and Cartman from South Park. There are several other kids with us, but I don't know any of them. Together, we form …

I Shouldn't Watch So Much TV Before Bed (S&D) 
It's a Friday night, and there's nothing to do. I ask my friends what they want to do and they say they have no idea. I am clueless as well. As we sit …

Chased by Tourists (S&D) 
I come into this dream like a regular Monday morning on my way to my Physics lecture. Like always I bike through the middle of the quad, passing fellow …

A Crazy Lucid Dream (S&D) 
One day I decided to take a nap. I put on some comfy pajamas, turned off the lights and hopped into bed. On that day I was particularly tired and fell …

Jurassic Park (S&D) 
So I had a dream last night that I was in Jurassic Park. The theme song was playing and I felt pretty epic. Suddenly I heard some thumping and in my dream …

Healing (S&D) 
I was running. Doesn't sound like that exciting of a dream, except I'm currently on crutches. In my dream, I running on a treadmill and was naturally really …

Bank Robbery Fail (S&D) 
There I was, in the bank, demanding the woman behind the counter to put the money in the bag in the left hand (the gun was in my right hand). She was …

The Invader with a Clear Gun (S&D) 
I was hanging out in my house with a friend from back home when all of a sudden I noticed my dad was standing right next to me. I was surprised because …

Bowling Fiasco (S&D) 
It was at the end of practice and I was looking forward to seeing my good friend/"boy of interest" Jeff and a bunch of my other friends from back home …

Chillin w/ the aliens (S&D) 
I dreamed that several of my friends and I were traveling in a small capsule-like spaceship. We were all dressed in spacesuits, and I was scared that somebody's …

The North Pole (S&D) 
I was biking down a street, when I see some of my friends somewhere to my right. I turn right on a different street, but that one was really steep, and …

My Precognition About The Ousting of Mubarak Hosni 
On 8 February,when I was dreaming,I am sitting in the living room and was watching television. Suddenly,my eyes turned to a "television",showing an Arabian …

Dreaming About Lucid Dreaming (S&D)  
For two days straight, I have had a dream about trying to lucid dream. It was interesting though because I couldn't create any images in my head but attempted …

My Almost-Marriage (S&D) 
My high school classmates and I were all lined up in bright, candy-colored dresses in a street that strongly reminded me of those in Mantua, Italy. It …

Cooky Chemistry (S&D) 
I had a dream that after all the studying I did for the Chemistry midterm, I had a bike accident on the way to the testing site. Due to this, I fell way …

A Baseball Dilemma (S&D) 
I was at the plate for the Phillies at Wrigley Field in a close game. The game was in the later innings, and I knew I needed a big hit. On the 3-2 pitch, …

Samurai Painting (S&D) 
Someone was painting a picture of all these Japanese samurai warriors in a temple inside a huge forbidden city. An old guy was sitting at the corner of …

Parents' Weekend Nightmare (S&D) 
Before I went to sleep, my parents had excitedly called to tell me that they had booked plane tickets and hotel rooms for Stanford Parent's Weekend. They …

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Classic Dement (S&D) 
This dream (nightmare?) took place in my old high school, where Professor Zeitzer and Mama Carol were teaching me Filipino. In this class, I'm extremely …

The Monster and The Butterfly (S&D) 
I was eating some really yummy jam. It was blueberry jam. My best friend, Karl, was there with me. Kyle wasn't there because he was not invited. We …

A Night at Stanford (S&D) 
Last night i dreamt that my bike got stolen at stanford. I started out the night in one spot, my dorm, but then went to visit a friend across campus. …

You Are Too Young To Throw Away Your Life Marie!!! (S&D) 
I was in a town somewhere in Mid-America and stretching as far as the eye can see in both directions were fast food restaurants, cheap clothing stores, …

Monsters In The Dark (S&D) 
i dreamed i was sitting in the library, just studying chemistry on the 3rd floor of the bing wing (in green) way back in the book stacks. As i was sitting …

Fever Dreams (S&D) 
Well it's finally happened. The world has been attacked by aliens. Or rather infested. Aliens have come and laid eggs in lakes, ponds and swamps all over …

Really, Really Weird 
I don't remember all the details, like most dreams but this is probably one of the weirdest ones I've ever had. I dream about my ex boyfriend a lot, and …

Giant Bagel (S&D) 
I had a dream the other night that involved the making of giant bagel. I had visited Einstein Bros bagel shop, and was saddened by the very small bagels …

Up and Down the Mountain (S&D) 
We were all driving up to Mammoth Mountain to go skiing and I fell asleep on the way there but woke up about 3 to 5 minutes before we got there. When …

The Forgotten Birthday (S&D) 
It was my birthday but throughout the day, no one said "happy birthday" to me, not even my closest friends and family. I reminded my brothers that it was …

Magic Mirror (S&D) 
I was in my room with my buddies. Somehow I had acquired a ton of ridiculous clothes and they were all making fun of me, so I decided I should get rid …

An Excerpt from my Professor's Secret Life (S&D) 
I had a dream last night involving one of my professor's. It was about his life before Stanford. This dream has no factual content and the professor never …

A Day Without Practice (S&D) 
As a student athlete here at Stanford, I usually have certain workout days which I dread more than others. This quarter, I particularly dislike Tuesdays …

My Overalls (S&D) 
We were leaving the medical building to return home when all of a sudden water began to flood the floors. It started off at our ankles and then slowly …

"Giant Barney" (S&D) 
I had this dream when I was about four years old, but I guess it was traumatic enough that I never forgot it. It was Halloween, and my mom was pushing …

A Very Different Kind of "Religious Experience" (S&D) 
One night while stargazing with my friend Kelsey in Hawaii, I dozed off and had the most bizarre dream. In my dream I was in the middle of a deep discussion …

Baxys Valentines Day (S&D) 
I was at a class discussion on Valentines Day when Christina Bax said something quite absurd and made the whole class chuckle. She was upset and embarrassed …

"Rocky" the Squirrel (S&D) 
So, I need to start by giving some background information that certainly provoked this dream. My friend, Taylor, had her dad stop by the dorms to drop …

CHUC MUONG NAM MOI (or a lunar new year dream) (S&D) 
A massive crowd of people surrounded me. They were all frantically running, pushing one another, forming an impenetrable sea of bodies. In the crowd, …

"Rocky" the Squirrel (S&D) 
So, I need to start by giving some background information that definitely provoked this dream. On thursday night, my friend had her dad come to the …

The Big Black Box (S&D) 
Last night I had a dream that I was alone in a big black box. I could not tell whether the box was spinning or I was spinning, but there was never a point …

Deja Vu? (S&D)  
I had a dream where I was in an argument with one of my friends about the Phoenix Suns and whether they had the potential to make the playoffs this year. …

The DJ and I (S&D) 
My family and I were all staying at a different house for a week because something was wrong with ours. We were all about to go to sleep, and the couch …

Russell Crowe and Tommy Lee Jones Fightin' Round My Dreams (S&D) 
I'm walking down a dusty road in the Old West, when I suddenly notice that I'm not alone. I'm with Russell Crowe and Tommy Lee Jones. We walk for awhile …

Me vs. The Giant Raccoon (S&D) 
I walked into the Stanford Shopping Center and was just kind of looking around for something I liked. Then I looked on the ground and saw one of those …

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Night & Day (S&D) 
I had a dream in which night was day and day was night. As in, the day went backward, so when me and all my friends woke up in the "morning," there was …

A Dream That Is Vague But Like Inception 
This dream was so distant i hardly remembered it when i woke or any time after, but heres the bit i do remember. Me and some other people, who in my dreams …

“Stutz Outruns the Russian Mafia” (S&D) 
On the evening of 1/12/11 I had the following nightmare: The Stanford Football Team was staying at the fanciest resort in Arizona, which happened to be …

An Extended Dream (S&D) 
I was on the beach with one of my best friends. For some reason, I was angry with him and I threw his wallet full of money in the ocean. Naturally, he …

Redneck Thief (S&D) 
My friends and i were all at a party when all of the sudden a old rv van being driven by a hick crashed through the wall of the house hitting a couple …

The Play (S&D) 
It was in a large theater and I think I was with all of my teammates including my coaches. Sitting on both sides of me were Dan and Galen and we were watching …

Vague Dreams (S&D) 
I understand that SSRIs are supposed to reduce the amount of REM sleep one gets. What is strange about me is that I have been still dreaming every night. …

Just Another School Nightmare (S&D) 
It was the day of my Chem 33 midterm, and I was studying in the sun, reviewing a few final concepts. I glanced at my watch and decided to head out to Cubberley …

Dangerous Times (S&D) 
I was walking along a neighborhood street with my friend and passed by a wonderfully designed Macy's store. I thought to myself: when did Macy's change …

Kangaroos 
I had this really odd dream one day last year there i was sleeping and all the sudden this kangaroo comesin my room and kidnapps my sister i went back …

Hairy Madness (S&D) 
I had never shaved my legs before because I do not grow much hair there, and my mother always told me that if I shaved it once, it would grow more and …

Bad Handshake (S&D) 
I was lying on my friends couch, reading Ihum (which of course put me right to sleep), when suddenly I was at a dorm meeting which for some odd reason …

Hawaiian Dorm Trip (S&D) 
Like most uneventful mornings, I woke up in my dorm room and looked out the window. What met my eye was inexplicable. Instead of seeing the branches of …

A Day in the NBA (S&D) 
I found myself sitting inside a crowd-packed Staples Center in Los Angeles watching an NBA basketball game between the Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks. …

Surprise Half-Birthday (S&D) 
I dreamed I was asked out to dinner by a really cute guy. Unfortunately, the night I was supposed to meet him, I was running late, so I decided to steal …

Austrailian Open Champ (S&D) 
I was at the Austrailian Open watching Nadal play in the final. I was rooting for him until I realized I was his opponent. I began to freak out because …

War Zone (S&D) 
Two of my teammates and i were flying to a wrestling tournament when we suddenly looked out the window and saw a bunch of old fighter plans shooting at …

The Vanishing Dead Pig (S&D) 
On a cloudy afternoon, Galen and I were cruising around the Stanford campus to simply pass the time and hopefully pick up a few chicks. As we drove, I …

Hot Prowl (S&D) 
So the night where everyone got the mass text alerting them of a attempted hot prowl on campus, I actually dreamt it as well. In my dream I was sleeping …

Back At Bryn Mawr (S&D) 
I began my adventure by running into my old friends from high school. We were back at my school, Bryn Mawr, near the woods. We went to the music building, …

Well That Was Weird (S&D) 
So my dream was that I was in this huge factory and I was in the future so everything was high tech. The only thing you could see in the factory were these …

No Sugar Cookies for You (S&D) 
I was in Wilbur Dining hall although it looked more like a hotel brunch display. I got a waffle with whip cream that ended up being cream cheese so I threw …

Crunchy Burger (S&D) 
I was in Wilbur dining hall, waiting in line to swipe my card and wait in line, again, to actually get my food. However, this time was different than any …

The Fanged Duck (S&D) 
I was going to LA with my mom, step dad, and grandmother, except "LA" meant a cabin in the snow. First my mom and I got in a fight over which room was …

Why Are You In My Dream? (S&D) 
I had a dream about the strangest person the other day. I was surprised this person even entered my dream especially since we're not really friends, just …

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Mick Jagger Wants My Clothes 
There's a knock at the door. I open it and there's Mick Jagger. The Stones are doing a concert that night, and Mick wants to borrow my clothes to perform …

In The Dark Heart Of The Woods (S&D) 
I was walking home from my old elementary school. All around me birds were singing and the wind was rustling through the palm trees lining the sidewalk. …

Time to Sleep? (S&D) 
While trying to read my very "interesting" IHUM reading around 4:00 PM, I found myself falling asleep in my chair. I set my alarm clock for 5:15 PM, placed …

The Eagle (S&D) 
I am actually going to talk about a whole gamma of dreams that end in a very similar way. Throughout the entire dream, whether I talk to people, go to …

The Same Road Twice (S&D) 
It is nighttime, I am driving down a freeway I do not know with my dad. I have no idea where we are going, but I am driving without worry, confident that …

Hotel Breakfast (S&D) 
I was in Chicago at a hotel laying on the bed in my room. I rolled over in bed and was laying face down when I noticed little bugs covering the bed. I …

The Whale-Rhino (S&D) 
My friends and I decided to take a day trip to the beach, so we packed the car with food, water, tents, and fruits to eat on the shore. After spending …

"Rapping at Sigma Nu" (S&D) 
I was on the way to Sigma Nu with some friends. Sig Nu, as it turns out in my subconscious, is an island-style, thatched-roof cabana complex located on …

Grad Party Gone Wrong (S&D) 
I had a dream that a girl on my team was driving around a golf cart on the University of Hawaii campus during the summer. I was headed to my best friend's …

The Unicorn Dream (S&D) 
The dream started off in a darkened theater, where I was one of hundreds of other kids my age hiding among the seats. I knew that we were refugees of some …

The Show Must Go On (S&D) 
I was walking with my two best friends when suddenly we discovered a giant trampoline ahead of us. Naturally, we were delighted and ran over to it and …

Magenta Convertible and Vampires (S&D) 
Like for most dreams, I cannot particularly remember where it starts. But my memory does recall… My parents had just picked me up from The Farm to spend …

A New "Drowsiness Is Red Alert" Call (S&D) 
So In the conscious part of my dream which I can remember I started out in a some-sort of sci-fi ship. The art one point the pilot disappeared and I was …

A Journey Through Hell (S&D) 
I was in a forsaken village destructed by war. The houses were burning and collapsing. All of a sudden, fire breathing demons crawled out of garbage …

The Elixir of Life (S&D) 
It was a regular Saturday morning. Well, not exactly regular, for I had woken up at seven-thirty in the morning to supervise the bai (house-maid) while …

Running, running, running (S&D) 
I was at some kind of army bootcamp. A group of my friends from high school were all at the very top of this slide attached to a big pool of dirty/grimy …

Old School (S&D) 
I blame this dream on the Stanford Sleep Book. I was diligently reading the excerpts assigned for the next class, when suddenly I drifted into a deep slumber. …

Stupid Christmas Lights (S&D) 
My dream started out with our typical Christmas tradition of hanging the lights. My sister and I were in charge of helping my dad string the lights on …

Fresh Feet (S&D) 
This weekend marks the beginning of my track season. Last night I had a dream about my first meet. I was running the 60m race, at the University of Washington's …

Skiing with the Dark Lord (S&D) 
Last night I dreamed my family and I went on a ski trip to Vermont. My mom, dad, 21 year old brother and I were were the only family staying in an old, …

Ski-Trip Nightmare (S&D) 
I was on the top of a gorgeous mountain with the sun bright and powder fresh. However, it was the first time snowboarding for me. I realized that my friends …

Meant To Be? (S&D) 
I had the weirdest dream the other night. My parents have a guy in mind that they believe would be a good fit for me in marriage. I am not really against …

The Mysterious Roller Coaster (S&D) 
My dream involved an elaborate indoor roller coaster, which resembled Space Mountain at Disneyland, but was distinctly different. I remember being there …

Halloween Party Nightmare (S&D) 
I was carrying my baby cousin and walking with my little brother to a family Halloween Party. When we arrived, I saw my girlfriend and the rest of my family …

Falling All Over Again (S&D) 
I went skiing on Saturday at Lake Tahoe with my dorm. (Importantly, on my last run of the day, I fell quite spectacularly on a very steep slope that was …

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"Back Home" (S&D) 
I was back in Hawaii at a beach that I had never seen before. My friends and I sat on huge rocks that rose straight out of the water. As we watched the …

Indoor Aquarium S&D 
I was visiting home for winter break and found that my house had been remodeled and an indoor Narwhal aquarium had been added. At the time of the dream, …

Wanted For? 
I was at a carnival with my family and I was at a basketball station. For some reason I was reaching over the counter and a cop yelled at me. So I ran …

Dream From Last Night - S&D 
Me, my mom, and my dad are at a hotel. I’m in the swimming pool and my parents are somewhere else. Suddenly, there is a loud emergency ringing noise and …

Dream Telepathy? 
In a recent dream I had woke up and left my room. I came out into the hallway and there stood a man I know from school. I asked him what he was doing there …

The Titanic Dorm - S&D 
So, once upon a time I was dreaming, and this is what I dreamed. I was on a boat that I had never been on before, and we were all alone in the very …

Orange Burger Celebration - S&D 
In lieu of the standard campus-wide celebrations that winning the Orange Bowl would entail, my friends and I decided to go to New York City to commemorate …

The Lust Dream 
On one fine day, I was standing in the bus stand; one cute girl came to me and gave something to me. I was surprised and I wanted to see that gift. What …

Stanford Exposed - S&D 
I'm sure many of you have experienced the all-too-common "naked in front of XXX people" dreams. Recently, I dreamt that I was at the Oval and that …

The Pink Killer Social Bunny 
I have very vivid dreams, this one I had a about a year back. I'd be interested in any input of why my dreams are so messed, or anything. Enjoy the story …

When You Know You're In A Dream 
Dreams are amazing. That is all I can say. There is a whole other world out there for everyone to explore. A second life. A life where anything and everything …

Thin Snakes 
Now i must say this is the first dream i've ever tried to write down so it is quite foggy but it still brings back memories when i read it, as if my dreams …

Dream Story: Jumping Over Alligators 
When I was a teenager I was just getting into drums, which I continued into a career. I remember distinctly a dream (which is now many years ago) about …

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Welcome! This site is continuously being created by students of Dr. William C. Dement's Sleep And Dreams course at Stanford University.

We made this site as a call to action for people all over the world to live healthier, happier, safer, and more productive lives by learning about their own sleep. We have faith that reading the information provided on this site will motivate you to be smart about your sleep deprivation and strategic about your alertness in order to live life to your fullest, most energetic potential.

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The Stanford Sleep Book

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Dr. Dement's pioneering textbook has been the core text for Sleep and Dreams since 1980, but it has just recently been made available to the wider public for the first time.

In it you'll find a more detailed account of the most important things you need to know about sleep, alertness, dreams, and sleep disorders. Studies, statistics, plus plenty of Dr. Dement's classic anecdotes painting the history of sleep medicine.

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The Zeo

A revolution in personal sleep tracking, the Zeo is a wireless headband that transmits your brainwaves in realtime to a dock (pictured here) or your smartphone. The result? You can wake up and see exactly what stages of sleep you were in during the night! Unprecedented personalized sleep knowledge.

Sleep Paralysis: A Dreamer's Guide

Sleep Paralysis Treatment Book

Ever woken up paralyzed? A surprising number of us have, believe it or not. But few know the actual causes of this phenomenon, and fewer still how to exert control over it. Dream researcher and sleep paralysis expert Ryan Hurd shares breakthrough insights into how to do just that.

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