A dream is like a movie during sleep. Dreams can defined as series of thoughts, images and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep.Whether dreams hold meaning or not, it definitely holds a certain level of truth, as one dreams mostly about day to day events, people they meet, and places they visit.
Let us look at some common dream themes which people all across the globe have and what these mean:
1. Dreams about losing teeth
Penny Peirce, the author of Dream Dictionary for Dummies, suggests that dreaming about losing teeth could mean that one is losing power, courage, or grasp on a situation. It could also mean one is concerned about their appearance and self-worth. It may also indicate a person’s denial of reality. Freud believed that the dreams about losing teeth could bring about feelings of powerlessness in a person.
2. Dreams about being naked in public
This is a very common dream theme and it is not very unusual for people to dream about being naked in public. Clothing represents protection, and dreaming of one being naked in the presence of others could indicate that one feels vulnerable or a victim of ridicule and shame.
3. Dreams about falling
Dreams about falling from a great height could indicate an unconscious need to stay alert. It also could indicate insecurities, anxieties and a feeling of being out of control.
4. Dreams about being chased
Dreams about being chased by a known or an unknown attacker can be terrifying, however, this dream theme is very common. Dream interpreters suggest that such dreams mean that one is trying to avoid something in their life. Tony Crisp, author of Dream Dictionary, suggests that being chased in a dream might indicate a desire to escape from one’s fears or desires.
5. Dreams about dying
Dreams about death of a loved one or of oneself can be quite terrifying and concerning. Dream research and interpretation suggests that such dreams reflect anxiety about change.
Sumber, an author and psychotherapist, suggests that dreams about death indicate an ending of a job, relationship or any phase. Death dream themes, whether of oneself or of a loved one, can have multiple meanings.
6. Dreams about taking a test
Studies have found that dreams of this theme may indicate an underlying fear of failure. Examinations can be a stressful experience for many people, in which one faces challenges and hurdles, which is why many individuals dream about failing an exam, being late for one, or being unprepared.
7. Dreams about infidelity
Dreaming about being cheated on by a romantic partner or spouse can be a very harrowing experience. Dreams of such nature do not indicate that one’s partner is cheating on them, but could possibly indicate one’s trust or insecurity issues. It could also indicate one’s fear of abandonment.
It is interesting to note that people widely across dream about the above dream themes and even more interesting to note what these dreams could possibly mean. Again, the above-mentioned dreams and their underlying dream meanings are not facts or truth; however, extensive dream research and interpretations have quantified these to be possible underlying dream meanings.