If you have dreams that include bathrooms, they often mean something about health. Some people dream of bathrooms as a symbol meaning that they are not healthy enough.
Before we look at this meaning, let’s first discuss what bathrooms represent in the world of dreams and symbolism. They are associated with the general meaning of cleaning up or clearing out negative thoughts, worries, or emotions. Your bathroom in your dream may indicate that you need to clear away some clutter that is weighing down on you - maybe pull together some new ideas and goals. Or perhaps it indicates that you need to get things “all cleared” before taking action. A trip to the bathroom could also indicate your need to empty yourself from feelings or habits which may be causing mental or emotional strain.
Our actions in a dream can often reveal what’s going on in the subconscious or that we might not be addressing in real life. For example, if you dream of having to go pee when you don’t have to, then the meaning of such an experience could mean that there is a burden weighing heavily on your heart and mind in waking life.
Your dreaming self will often do things like urinate (or poop) without needing these functions in real life because they indicate something else. Namely, pressure has built up within us from stresses and emotions such as anger or sadness, which may require release before affecting our health negatively and permanently.
In general, using soap
If you dream of taking a shower in the bathroom, it can represent an end or new beginning that is coming. You may be washing away dust and sweat so that you can move forward with your life situation. However, if there was water in the sink when bathing or attempting to shower, it could suggest some difficulties going on in your waking life right now.
In the dream, you are assessing yourself in private. Whether by weighing or observing your reflection inside a bathroom mirror, this is an important time of personal and private evaluation after perhaps a long day journeying and working. It’s a sacred space for self-assessment.
If you had a dream of searching for a public bathroom, it means that you have been waiting for the right time to unleash your feelings in real life, but now you’re just over it. You are ready to be honest, and share what is in your heart with someone close to you. This will make a difference as they can better understand how their actions may affect others around them.
When the nearest public restroom is under maintenance for cleaning, it suggests that you have difficulties letting go of old emotions. Perhaps no person is available for you, and they cannot hear what’s bothering you either.
In this case, the dream meaning is really simple: you are ready to become less introverted and more open. You are waiting for the right time and person to share your feelings with.
If in a dream you get a paid public bathroom, you are afraid that if you let your feelings out, they might burden others with the responsibility to help you out in waking life. You don’t want to be a financial drag and not give them any money for anything - including fixing yourself up.
If you dream that you are in the wrong gender public bathroom, it suggests a boundary between your waking and sleeping life. Perhaps it means something deep to what’s going on internally? Doing something like that intentionally in a dream might indicate how comfortable we feel with ourselves or where our attention should go next in waking life.
When you dream about the bathroom, it can signal your attitude and how well you handle negative emotions. The cleanliness of a restroom in your dreams indicates negativity inside of yourself that needs to be addressed, while an unclean one signals that these feelings have festered for far too long. Make sure to note if the toilet paper dispenser or soap pump is empty because this could indicate emotional emptiness on some level.
A bathroom sink is a place where you can refresh your face and brush the day away with an effective toothbrush. You take small but impactful steps to renew yourself when in this private sanctuary that many have forgotten about.
Don’t constantly keep your negative emotions inside, or they will become a problem. If you have an active toilet in the dream and it doesn’t work properly, consider fixing that now!
After you dream about a roll of toilet paper, it’s time to get ready for emotional healing in real life.