I Dreamt I Was Peeing, and Then I Peed in My Bed
Does This Classify Me As a Bed Wetter?
I was walking upstairs and felt my nightgown against my body. I was warm, surprisingly so for winter time. My bare feet were not even cold, and usually it's freezing the house. I made my way to the bathroom where I proceeded to do what all humans do. I peed.
Ahhh, sweet relief....
What the hell have I just done! I'm peeing! I'm peeing in my bed, and I cannot stop! Holy crap, this is crazy!
Apparently, the scenario was just a really vivid dream. So much so that I actually let loose in real life. So now here I am, jumping up out of bed, feeling the warm urine turning ice cold on my pajamas, and a big ole steamy stain right on my brand new mattress.
I know, I'm disgusting, I'm vile...some would even say a sinner. I pissed the bed.
I have never been a bed wetter. Who the hell wets the bed at 26 years old? I had never in my life woken from my sleep to find myself pissing all over the place. There had to be an explanation for why I just did what I did.
I took my case to dream books. I wanted to find out what dreaming about peeing meant. Answers were provided (it turns out that dreaming that you are peeing is a sign that relief from a difficult situation may happen soon), yet no book had the answer to why I dreamt I was peeing, and then actually pissed.
The only logical answer I could come up with is that my body knew I had to go, thus the dream. I did have to go, but unfortunately I didn't wake up in time to actually go. The dream of seeing the toilet and relieving myself started the urination process.
It turns out this is a fairly common occurrence, one that happens to many people all around the world, old and young. It's so common that psychologists have a name for it: A "false awakening."
In a false awakening, your dream of waking up is so vivid and realistic that you completely believe it, and then you behave as if you were awake, but you're really still lying there asleep in bed. In a false awakening, dreamers often dream they are doing the regular things they need to do like getting up, getting dressed, brushing their teeth, and having breakfast. And, of course, peeing.
It's like your body has two needs— to empty your bladder and to get enough sleep— and instead of sacrificing one (sleep) for the other (pee), it tries to take a shortcut: pee AND sleep. It's like your brain's lazy way of fooling itself into believing it can have it all.
Has anyone else ever dreamt of going to the bathroom, and then actually wet the bed?
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