Can dreams be sinful?

I am struggling today with a bad dream I had last night. Sometimes I feel like the devil enters my mind and I have very bad dreams that almost seem real. When I wake up I am so confused as to whether I was awake or sleep. I have been praying more regularly especailly the rosary so these dreams would stop. They have decreased but every once in a while, it will happen and it will disturb me so much. I struggle with whether I need to go to confession because of the dream.

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