The next time you get up in a bit of flush after your nap turns naughty, don't panic. A new book has claimed that there can be hidden meanings in those flaming hot sex dreams.
In her book Sex Dreams and Symbols -- Understanding Your Subconscious Desires, author Dr Pam Spurr has unravelled people's bedtime secrets.
"So you've had a red-hot sex dream but you woken up thinking, 'Blimey, where on Earth did that come from?' Because it wasn't about your partner or a person you really fancy.
"Instead you dreamt you were having rampant sex in the boardroom with your boss -- and you don't even like your boss, let alone fancy them! Or you found yourself getting super turned-on doing a lap-dance for a room full of strangers when you've never done a lap dance in your life!
"Don't worry -- I've found from years of analysing people's dreams that when it comes to sex dreams there can be hidden meanings.
"Just as in regular dreams, sex dreams are packed with symbols and they don't necessarily mean what they seem to be saying on face value," she was quoted by British newspaper the News of the World as saying.
According to Spurr, people often get all in a panic about dreaming of having hot sex with their ex-partner, when they're in a new relationship. "But let me reassure you this is a really common sex dream."
She continued: "You find yourself in bed with your ex having sex like you used to as if nothing has changed. It's quite common in such dreams to have your new partner, or say someone else, walk in on you two and find you going at it.
"Hidden meaning: This doesn't necessarily mean you actually want sex with your ex. What it usually means is that you secretly long for something familiar and comfortable. You feel a bit insecure in your new relationship so your sleeping mind takes you back to a time when you were comfortable."