If you've ever woken up in a cold sweat, panicking because you had a nightmare about work — like being fired, or showing up to at your desk naked, or forgetting about a big project — you're definitely not alone. According to a new study from SleepZoo , 64 percent of American adults have work-related nightmares , which makes sense given how much time we all spend thinking and stressing about our jobs Of the nearly 2, people surveyed, 60 percent said they'd had dreams about having sex with a co-worker , which, needless to say, can be a pretty uncomfortable experience. The good news? Your co-worker or boss represents a part of you, and you obviously represent a part of you.
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Instead, they could symbolize problems, desires, and hopes in all facets of your life. Paying attention to your sex dreams over time can be a powerful way to get what you want out of your life, says Lauri Loewenberg , dream expert and author of Dream On It: Unlock Your Dreams, Change Your Life. Nope, this doesn't mean you have any desire to cheat on your significant other with the man who lives next door or the person who makes your morning coffee—it just means that you may admire that person and wish you possessed some of their qualities, or whatever qualities they seem to express in your dream, says Loewenberg. Yes, this dream means you want to get closer with your boss—but not in that way. Because sex is so intimate, it may mean you're feeling especially distant from your boss's ideas or management style, and may need to figure out a way to get closer and not in the type of way that'll make you blush when you run into each other at the copier! Dreams of having problems finding a place to have sex can often represent a lack of connection between you and your partner in your day-to-day life.
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If you're fortunate enough to remember your dreams, then you already know dreams can run the gamut and, sometimes, be weird as hell. But dreams can also be sexy. According to a study of 3, people published in American Academy of Sleep Medicine , respondents reported that roughly eight percent of their dreams are about sex. The study found that most common sex-related dreams are about intercourse, while sexual propositions, masturbation, and fantasies were in there too. But while people are dreaming about sex, it doesn't necessarily mean those dreams are actually about sex.
When we were kids, we had no idea what to do when we had a wet dream. Confession time: I have had two wildly vivid sex dreams about Macklemore over the last year or two. They were so real, I swear I know what the guy smells like. I have this dream pretty regularly, actually, about once every few months. Ian Wallace, a dream psychologist, puts it this way:.