Your mom and I have something in common. I detail it in my story, "The Otherverse"... although it sounds as if your mom is claiming that she's herself in her dreams, just surrounded by strangers-- whereas, in my dreams, I'M NOT ME-- so, I am surrounded by strangers, in strange places-- but these strangers KNOW this person I am in the dream, just as I KNOW them as that person in the dream, and the place I am in-- even if I have NEVER been there before in my waking life. My dreams are kind of like episodes of Quantum Leap, only-- without the holograms to assist me, or the active "leap" in or out of this person's life that I am "riding" for that time.
it happens with me a lot...
No, I don't. I have never even heard about a dream peopled *only* with strangers! And strangers often bear some feature of a person you know. Can you even make up a total stranger?
Everyone in your dream you have seen in life at some point. - Dream Fun Fact