4 common dreams and what they really mean
Do dreams have a deeper meaning? According to a poll conducted by Newsweek, 43% of Americans believe the answer is yes. Famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud described dreams as a royal road to the unconscious, and by studying the content of our dreams, we can discover our deepest thoughts and desires.
Understanding what your subconscious is trying to tell you may require some deep diving. Let’s take a closer look at some common dreams and their interpretations.
Dreams about being chased
Dreams where you are being chased by an attacker can be terrifying, and unfortunately it’s one of the most common dreams. This may indicate that you are avoiding some sort of confrontation or you are trying to escape your own fears. A past trauma, lack of focus at work, a strained relationship may all trigger such dreams as a wake up call from your brain to address them.
Tip: Try to calm your mind before you go to sleep. Natural stress relief techniques such as aromatherapy and sound therapy are known to promote relaxing sleep cycles.
Dreams about falling
There’s a myth that if you fall from great heights and hit the ground in your dream, then you die in real life. We don’t know if that is true, but we do know what it means: something in your life isn’t going well. It represents a symbol of fear or stress in real life, whether it’s from work or your love life. You may need to rethink the path you are currently on.
Tip: We’re not here to give relationship advice, but if your dream is work-related, try making a list of all the things that you have planned for the next day. Allot some time against each task so you may have an estimate of how much time each task may require. Doing this can let you plan your day better.
Dreams about losing your teeth
Dreams where you see drastic physical transformations such as losing your teeth, gaining significant weight, or aging might be a sign that you are vulnerable and/or are feeling embarrassed about your physicality. These dreams could also indicate your concerns regarding your strength, ability and power to communicate effectively and be successful at something.
Tip: Chanting might be a natural stress relief technique that calms your mind and body. Some people find standing tall in front of the mirror and reciting a positive self-affirmation phrase helpful too.
Dreams about taking a test
To many, going to school may have felt like a first job. When a work challenge is on the horizon, and your performance is of the essence, having such dreams might be common. Trying to close a potential client, launching a new product line for your business, or even if you are up for a promotion - such real-life scenarios may trigger your brain into internalizing the stress and showcasing it in the form of a dream where you are back to school to take a test.
Tip: Natural stress relief techniques such as deep breathing, meditation and even deep tissue massages might promote relaxation.
Dreams and sleep
Regardless of which stressful dream you have - the one thing that they have in common is that they interfere with your sleep. Instead of waking up rested and refreshed - you feel drained and unmotivated. Your body needs unhindered rest and the best way to give that to your body is by taking a stress relief supplement that aids in uninterrupted sleep.
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