Peeing in a Dream River, But it’s Really Just Your Bed
We’ve all had that dream, where you’ve got a full bladder and a body of water (lake, pool, river, or even a gold-encrusted toilet), so you let loose. Then you wake up in a puddle. Certainly not as fun as the other kind of ‘wet’ dream.
On one hand, while it sounds like the result of a drunk night, it’s actually a serious issue, if it’s on the regular. Bed wetting in adults can actually be the sign of a serious condition or bad medication and you should check it out.
On the other hand, there’s also a phenomenon called false awakening, where you dream like you’ve woken up, but you’re still sleeping. This happens when you have two simultaneous needs; sleep and the relief of a full bladder. Then your brain has the choice to wake you up completely, or let you stay in dreamland and fulfill that other need too.