I really don’t remember my dreams that often – it’s quite rare that I remember any of them.
Of course, there is the exception of when I worry about something before I go to sleep. A lot of the time I’ll end up dreaming about it and waking up in a start the next morning. There are two very common scenarios that happen over and over.
One would be when I know I’m not going to get much sleep that night, and I’m going to have to drive the next day. I tend to worry about if I’ll be alert and sharp-minded enough to drive properly without having any accidents. Just last Monday, since I have an 8AM class and I didn’t get much sleep the night before from studying, I woke up in the morning with my heart racing from a dream where I got into a car accident, lol. You bet I was relieved when I realized it didn’t actually happen. And yes, I did make it to school and back safely.
Another would be when I fall asleep, knowing that I still need to brush my teeth, but I am too exhausted to get up and do it before drifting away. Yep, that night, I will have the most gnarly dreams about my teeth rotting away, huge holes in my teeth, and my teeth falling out. Haha! I wake up from these dreams extremely relieved my teeth are still in the same condition as they were the night before.
The moral of the story would be…get enough sleep and make sure to brush your teeth every night.