It’s no secret that most, if not all of us, have tried hiding under our beds. It may not be the wisest place to hide but you may have thought about it at least a couple of times. Have you asked yourself why you also dream about hiding under a bed?
In general, people dream about hiding under a bed because they may be 1) afraid of facing someone, 2) facing anxiety about an upcoming event, 3) guilty about something, 4) afraid of the future, and 5) facing insecurity.
The inevitability of being found hiding under the bed is undeniable. But finding out the interpretation of this dream is more elusive. That is why it is important to find out what this may mean to you.
Why Do You Dream About Hiding Under a Bed?
Dreams about hiding under the bed point to the things in waking life that you may be avoiding or feel uncomfortable facing.
1. Afraid of Facing Someone
People who dream about hiding from someone are afraid to face that person in their waking life. Perhaps they feel hesitant about facing someone whom they feel inferior to or have feelings of resentment towards.
A potential meaning of dreams where you hide under something is that the dreamer feels inferior or resenting someone in his waking life. This may be related to past events where they feel like they were treated unfairly, talked down to, or something similar. The dreamer is afraid of being confronted by this person or afraid to face his emotion that is triggered when being face-to-face with this person.
This might be someone who they feel threatened or intimidated by. It may be a current or ex-partner, a boss at work, or someone they know from college.
2. Anxiety About an Upcoming Event
Dreaming about hiding under a bed suggests anxiety about an upcoming event. Perhaps the dreamer wants to be completely ready for that event, with everything in place without fault.
They may be imagining what might happen—whether they are ready if disaster strikes or if they are prepared in case their plan does not go accordingly. It could indicate that the dreamer is anticipating something negative and wants to avoid it at all costs.
The dreamer may also be feeling overwhelmed that they need everything to have everything in place and completely ready for this event. This may be because the individual is experiencing anxiety about not having all their things together in time for an upcoming wedding, graduation, or promotion, more similar to dreaming of mattresses.
3. Guilty About Something
People who dream about hiding under the bush feel guilty about something. This may be due to something they did or did not do in their waking life that may cause hurt to someone they care about.
Hiding under a bed is most definitely related to feelings of guilt or shame. This may be in response to something that they did, but it could also be about something that they didn’t do and feel self-conscious about.
In either case, it’s very common for people who dream of hiding under their beds to experience these feelings in waking life. They may be on the verge of tears facing the person they hurt because they feel embarrassed about their actions or words towards them. They may feel like they don’t deserve any better because of what they said or did to the person they care deeply about.
The reasons behind these feelings are very personal and it’s impossible to say exactly the cause of guilt without knowing more details about it. Despite this, it remains to be a very common theme among those who dream about hiding under their bed.
In addition, people may also dream about snakes under the bed because they feel as though they have betrayed someone that was very important to them and it has caused some sort of conflict within the relationship.
4. Afraid of the Future
Dreaming about hiding under a bed suggests one’s fear of the future. Perhaps the dreamer cannot face the great uncertainty of the future so much that he would rather not work towards facing it.
The fear of the unknown refers to the fear that arises from anticipating a future event without knowing what will happen. This fear is usually associated with negative possibilities, and it gives way to anxious feelings.
The fear of the unknown is common among young people who are beginning to make decisions that will impact their future. They fear making mistakes and missing an opportunity, so they cling to familiar routines. Sometimes, at its worst, they may not even work towards anything.
It’s possible for a person to fear only certain aspects of the future. For example, an individual may fear never finding true love, but he or she may not fear living out his or her years of a starting career alone. On the other hand, some people fear the future for fear of not receiving support from family or loved ones.
People who dream about hiding under a bed are facing insecurity. Perhaps they are not feeling confident about themselves so much that they avoid being noticed by hiding.
This insecurity may stem from a place of unsecured personal relationships or feelings. They might be afraid of being judged by others, especially in areas that are important to them. For example, people who are insecure about their relationships with significant others might dream about hiding under a bed because they fear being found out by their loved ones. Alternatively, people who are insecure about their feelings (e.g. insecurity about love) might dream about hiding under a bed because they are afraid of opening up to others or admitting how they feel.
Dreams like these can also stem from insecurity in one’s social life, job, academic performance, etc. Some people may try to cope with this insecurity by avoiding it altogether. For example, people who are insecure about their social capabilities may hide under a bed because they fear that others will judge them for not being socially skilled enough.
For some people, insecurity is rooted in their physical appearance. For example, men might dream about hiding under a bed to avoid having people find out that they have a receding hairline. Women might dream about hiding under a bed to avoid being discovered to be aging because society often equates youth with beauty.
Why Do You Dream About Hiding in the Closet?
Hiding in the closet in a dream suggests being materialistic. Perhaps the dreamer hides his loneliness and lack of satisfaction in relationships by valuing material possessions over everything.
The closet materializes an emotional place within oneself, and thus dreaming about hiding inside of a closet is an indication that one has turned to material objects as a means of suppressing feelings of loneliness, insecurity, or dissatisfaction.
The dream highlights the degree to which the dreamer’s personal ideals and values are distorted through an over-reliance on physical objects. It may point out how much more fulfilling life would be without the plastic sheen of these objects.
The dream also serves as a wake-up call, calling upon the dreamer to break out of his or her shell. As with other dreams about closets, this image indicates that there is something materialistic that is blocking one’s way. It could be that the dreamer believes that everything lies in what he or she has materially acquired, rather than in the supportive relationships that will really make him or her happy.
Why Do You Dream About Hiding from Someone in a Bedroom?
Dreaming about hiding from someone in the bedroom suggests that the dreamer is shutting himself out from other people. Perhaps the dreamer does not like being intruded on and would rather isolate himself.
Similarly to dreaming about being hidden under a blanket, dreams about being in your bedroom could mean that you are seeking comfort and security after feeling unsafe from being intruded within your boundaries.
A person has the power to tell you that they are going into your bedroom. Since you do not have a choice about it, this can be seen as shutting yourself out from other people. Being told what to do and being in a vulnerable state is frustrating for many people, so shutting themselves out from others can be their way of coping.
Thus, the dream could mean that you would like to be left alone for a variety of reasons, such as feeling stressed or avoiding other people.
Dream About Someone in Your Bedroom Explained
People who dream about someone in their bedroom may be open to letting somebody in their life. Perhaps the dreamer has allowed himself to be vulnerable towards someone he can fully trust.
A bedroom can be a private space or one that is shared with others. Sharing a bedroom with someone else may suggest an emotional closeness with this person. It could indicate an event in the dreamer’s life where they are letting someone get close to them freely because of trust. This can also symbolically give someone access to the most vulnerable part of the dreamer’s life.
The type of person in the bedroom also suggests which one has access to the dreamer’s inner self. Is this person a loved one like a partner, parent, or close friend?
Dream About Having Nowhere to Hide Explained
Having nowhere to hide in a dream suggests not being able to escape responsibility. Perhaps the dreamer needs to courageously face something he has committed to in waking life.
In most cases, this symbolizes a lack of escape from a situation or choice with which the dreamer is struggling. This thing you may be hiding from maybe a responsibility, relationship, or a project entrusted to you.
Though you might find it difficult to face the things you are worried about in real life, you need to be strong and deal with them head-on. The phrase ‘where there’s nowhere to hide’ means that you will have no choice but to confront whatever you are hiding or running away from in a dream.
Summary of Dreaming About Hiding Under a Bed
Dreaming about hiding under the bed is not as irrational as hiding under a bed in waking life. It has layers to it and finding out how this dream applies to you in waking life can help you deal with some uncomfortable scenarios better.
Some possible dream meanings include being afraid to face someone in waking life, feeling anxious about an upcoming event, feeling guilty about something, being afraid of the future, and dealing with insecurity.