Growing up, I’ve always heard my grandma complain about how grandpa would sleep with his eyes open. She said she found it amusing in the early days of marriage but it worried her when they started growing old.
When they reached their 60s, my grandma constantly worried about my grandfather. She said she would wake up in the middle of the night and find my grandpa with eyes open and she would be feeling a pulse.
This went on for many years until my grandpa passed away.
I remember this all now because another cousin recently got married and was complaining about her husband and how he would sleep with his eyes open.
She cornered me during a family gathering and asked what is the spiritual meaning of sleeping with eyes open. Should she be worried? Is this a bad sign?
I promise to mull over her questions and put the answers in writing and so here is the spiritual meaning of sleeping with eyes open.
What Does It Mean When You Sleep With Your Eyes Open Spiritually?
When you sleep with your eyes open, this could be a sign that you need to have a stronger faith. Sometimes, even the ones with a strong faith can be tested.
The heavens may send some challenges along the way, and the one with the strong faith may find him or herself wavering on the faith.
When you are sleeping with your eyes open then this may be because you do not communicate as honestly or as frequently as you did with the ones above.
You may reflect on your faith and your walk with the supreme being. Maybe you need to regain your faith as well.
In the case of my grandpa, my grandmother said that there are many times that grandpa would be sleeping normally, with eyes closed.
One time, she said that my grandpa would normally sleep with his eyes open when he was going through something tough or when he had difficulty praying to the heavens.
What Does Dreaming With Your Eyes Open Mean Spiritually?
There are different spiritual reasons why you’re dreaming with your eyes open.
You may be wanting so many different things and asking the heavens for these many times a day.
The heavens may be telling you that many of the things you are asking and praying for are unnecessary for living a spiritually pleasing life.
Someone may be thinking of you many times a day, especially before going to bed. This person may be missing you or feeling something romantic towards you but unable to tell you his or her feelings.
Dreaming with your eyes open may also mean that you are being overly sensitive these last few days.
The heavens may have noticed how reactive you are emotionally to comments or minor incidents happening around you.
When you are dreaming while asleep with your eyes open, then this could be because you have a cluttered mind lately.
You may be thinking of one thing like work and then next about family issues. This is a sign that the heavens are well aware of your concerns.
What Does It Mean Sleeping With Eyes Half Open Spiritually?
Child sleeping with eyes half open:
When the child is sleeping with eyes half open, then this could be a sign that the child has some difficulties expressing his or her feelings.
The child could be fearful of expressing feelings because he or she might be scolded. Or the kid could be just shy.
When you notice that the child is sleeping with his or her eyes half open, then ask whether something is bothering the child.
It could be heaven’s way of guiding the adults about the difficulties of speaking up.
Sleeping with eyes half open elderly:
When the elderly is sleeping with his or her eyes half open, then it could be a spiritual sign that he or she needs help but is likely too proud to ask for it.
The elderly may have been feeling unwell for some time now but don’t want to be fussed over or scared to find out the real illness.
The elderly may also be feeling too shy to express his or her needs.
Take the time to talk to the elderly who sleeps with his or her eyes half open to know what his or her needs are.
Read the spiritual meaning of night terrors.
7 Sleeping With Eyes Open Spiritual Meanings
1) Someone backstabbing
When you are sleeping with your eyes open, this could be a sign from heaven that someone close to you is stabbing you in the back.
This person is pretending to admire and respect you but likely is saying nasty things behind your back.
Sleeping with your eyes open can be a warning to be careful of those in your circle and not trust people that easily.
2) Some hardships coming
When your eyes are open when you are asleep, then this could be because the heavens are warning you of some hardships coming your way.
These difficulties may test your faith but you simply need to keep praying.
You may get some serious illness or lose a job or some major money. Be sure to keep the faith and continue praying hard for guidance or heaven’s faithfulness.
3) A bit of money coming
When you have your eyes open when sleeping, then this could be a sign from the heavens that you have some money coming in and this could help you greatly.
You may be promoted at work soon so you will have more income to spend or there could be some possible business that you can invest in and make money from.
You could also win in the lottery.
4) Reminder to rest
Sleeping with your eyes open could also be a sign that your body needs rest.
The heavens have likely noticed how you have been working so many long hours that you forget to pay attention to your health.
You may be thinking of work right before going to sleep and right after waking up. This also means that you are not getting the rest your body demands.
5) Enjoy outdoors
If you have been staying indoors all the time lately and you start sleeping with your eyes open, then this is a sign from the heavens that you need to find some balance by going outdoors some more.
This is a reminder to take the time to smell the flowers literally or go on a nature trip.
The heavens want you to enjoy the creator’s work and so you must find some time to enjoy the outdoors and nature.
6) A visit from guardian angel
When you are sleeping with your eyes open, this could be because your guardian angel is visiting you.
This visit is for your guardian angel to check up on you to know what your needs are.
At times, the guardian angel may be conversing with you as you sleep but you never really remember these conversations.
Should I Be Concerned?
Spiritually, there is nothing to worry about when you sleep with your eyes open.
Rather than worry, you must take the time to know what could be possibly causing this as the heavens are telling you something.
Before you leave, read the meaning of waking up at 3AM.
Sleeping with eyes open is not that common which is why many are scared when this happens.
But when you notice that someone is sleeping this way, do not worry and instead try to determine with the person what the heavens are trying to tell the person.
My name is Jorge Silva and I am passionate about healing through spiritual methods. I hope to reveal everything you need to deal with your illnesses through alternative spiritual healing.