Iâ€™m one of those people who has long, weird and vivid dreams almost every night. Trust me, itâ€™s more of a curse than a blessing, even when theyâ€™re not exactly nightmares.
Without delving too deeply into my subconscious, some of the recurring "stress dreams" are common ones: showing up to high school or college at the end of the semester and realizing I never went to a class, coming to work naked, running in slow motion â€¦ that sort of stuff.
In college, I had a recurring nightmare that I was trapped on a crazy elevator. Lately, thatâ€™s been replaced by what I call the "fat finger" dream. Iâ€™ve talked to a few people, including co-worker Molly Synder, who has had it, too.
Basically, I find myself trying to call or text someone, or 911, but I canâ€™t make my phone work. Everything I type comes out wrong, or my iPhone does the wrong thing, or Siri canâ€™t understand me (not far from the truth). Itâ€™s usually occurring during some sort of emergency, and I lack the ability to communicate.
It doesnâ€™t take Sigmund Freud to figure out what this means: Itâ€™s obviously feeling out of control. But what interests me is that the medium has changed to reflect current technology.
Iâ€™d be interested to know if youâ€™ve had the "fat finger" dream, too, or what has replaced the run-of-the-mill anxiety in your sleep. Let me know via the comments here or on Facebook. Itâ€™s not just me, right?