After returning from a long trip this summer, my sister asked me if I dream differently in my own bed than I do when I’m travelling.
Honestly, I’d never really thought about this before, but upon reflection I realized that I do experience an interesting pattern when I dream in new locations.
My first night or two sleeping in a new bed, my dreams tend to take place in my immediate environment. For example, I slept in a hotel room early this summer, and one of my first dreams in that bed took place in the hotel room itself.
While sleeping in the loft of a country cottage in upstate New York, I had a dream that took place in the loft.
Thinking back I remember sleeping at a new friend’s house in her son’s bedroom while he was off at a sleepover of his own. That night I dreamed of the boy, whom I had not yet met, tumbling like an acrobat with his friends in the bedroom where I lay dreaming. The next day when I did meet him, in the living room of his home, he started doing similar acrobatics.
If I am staying in the same bed for several nights, my dreams begin to roam farther afield. But on that first night or two, at least one significant dream tends to take place right around the spot where my head is resting on the pillow.
By contrast, sleeping at home in my own bed, my dreams take place in a wide variety of locations. Some take place in my bedroom, but those are the exception when I’m at home, and not the rule.
And now I’m wondering if this is true for others. Dreamers, I invite you to notice: Are your dreams different, in terms of quality, content, or quantity when you sleep away from home? If so, how?
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