Ask Dream Momma: Smoke signals from the unconscious

“Hi there! A good friend referred me to you ... Let me tell you about the recurring dream I keep having several times per week ... In the dream I can literally smell smoke, it seems so real that I actually jump out of bed and run to my children’s bedrooms to rescue them, but by the time I get to our bedroom door and swing it open I realize it was a dream. I will stand there and sniff and sniff the air for a few seconds to assure myself that I don't really smell smoke. My heart is racing and beating out of my chest at this point and I have a very hard time falling back to sleep after this. It is very disturbing. Please help if you can. Thank you!”