Correcting a Bad Dream

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  1. Someone who has a dream and is very agitated/bothered by it in the morning should go before three friends and proceed with the version that is in the Siddur. [1]
  2. It is not obligatory but very good to fast that day from waking up until Tzet HaKochavim. [2]
  3. If the nightmare was caused because one was in great pain or fasting the previous day, one can assume that there is nothing to worry about. [3]
  4. Nowadays the Gedolim have lowered the emphasis on worrying about such dreams and fasting for them. [4]


  1. Shulchan Aruch 220:1
  2. Shulchan Aruch 220:2
  3. Shaar HaTziyun 220:1
  4. Piskei Teshuvot 220:1