During the last few years I’ve had recurrent dreams about my parents, either that they were still alive or were significantly less disabled than at the end of their lives. I’ve also had some pretty scary nightmares where I’ve been in a position of lack of control in what would otherwise be normal circumstances.
The strangest thing is that these have increased in recent weeks, but seem considerably more frequent when I sleep on my left side. I initially dismissed this as nonsense but searching revealed articles which supported this.
Could it reflect ‘handedness’ and differences in brain perfusion depending on sleeping position?
It’s really very bizarre and a few times this week on half-term break I’ve woken after quite unpleasant dreams and have felt anxious about going back to sleep, though am probably getting far more sleep than usual - alcohol/food consumption probably unchanged.