Dreams of being asleep are not unusual. After all, it is the actual state of your body while you are dreaming. However, dreams of being asleep are not usually dreams of being at rest. Sleeping is one of our most vulnerable circumstances in life. When you are asleep, your cares are disarmed, your ability to defend yourself is limited, and your care for others in a practical manner is practically impossible. Dreams of this nature often reflect either our great ease or a sense of violation in life. How you awake, and who wakes you up, are important elements to consider.