Turning a blind eye to something, or not being fully aware of something that is going on in waking life. If someone else is asleep in your dream then that person may be unaware of something going on around them. Does this person need to wake up and realize something? Or are they better off not knowing? Sometimes the person who is asleep in your dream can represent a part of your own personality. For example, if your mother is asleep then she may represent your maternal and nurturing instincts that are not being active right now.