To be trapped in a dream suggests you feel trapped by your current circumstances. It means you feel unable to see a way of escaping your current problems. • It reflects feelings of frustration perhaps due to being trapped in your job or a difficult relationship. • If you are trapping something in a dream be aware of holding onto things too tightly. • Sometimes dreams of being trapped relate to the paralysis mechanism that affects the large muscle groups during dream sleep to stop us acting out our dreams.