anxiety dream

anx·i·e·ty dream

a dream (or nightmare) in which morbid fear and anxiety form an important part.

anxiety dream

a dream that is accompanied by restlessness and a gradual increase in pulse rate. Anxiety dreams tend to occur in children, who usually recall the content clearly.
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ONE night soon I'm going to wake in a cold sweat from an anxiety dream.
But if you have an anxiety dream about him and become lucid, you can stand up for yourself, tell him to jump into a lake, or at least share your concerns.
The very embodiment of Freud's theory of the primary processes of the uncon-scious--condensation and displacement--the narrative of Consumed is an endlessly metastasizing, collective anxiety dream that opens out from and collapses in on Celestine's possibly cannibalized body: more specifically, her problematic left breast, around which a bevy of malfunctioning, misshapen, and diseased penises Circulate.
After 20 years of attending every single day, during which time missing a festival race had been only a recurring anxiety dream, the nightmare had come true.
No such problems for the horrible hopefuls again last week though as a different Lorraine, the one who looks like a hastily constructed waxwork of Olive from On The Buses, ran round rousing them from a collective anxiety dream about stuffing crisp 20s inside the thong of a grey-bearded middle-aged man who's doing exotic dances for them.
Staged as an anxiety dream, it marks the beginning of Opie's search for a more settled existence.
On the day of the performance, he awoke from the kind of anxiety dream that commonly afflicts performers.
is] an anxiety dream in which fear is of such intense degree as to be experienced as overwhelming by the dreamer and to force at least partial awakening" (2).
The anxiety first appears with the account of an anxiety dream, which Hans recounts in tears one morning to his mother: "'When I was asleep I thought you were gone and I had no Mummy to coax with.
The amateur's entry into the lions' den of the professionals turned out to be the ultimate anxiety dream.
In "An Actor's Nightmare," a man finds himself in a theatrical anxiety dream, having wandered onstage in a play he doesn't know and finding out he is to be the star.