The most common dreams and their meanings

The most common dreams and their meanings

Dreams about falling   

Falling in dreams is very common. The falling dream is commonly interpreted as being afraid of something happening, or that an aspect of your life which is failing. Whether it’s your love life taking a nosedive, your career going downhill or anxiety about a certain situation, dreams where you are falling reveals insecurity.  

On the flipside, if in your dream you are happily free falling without fear, it could suggest that you are feeling confident, are not afraid of change and are ready to embrace what’s ahead.  

Dreams about death 

Another common theme in people’s dreams is death, which can be very disconcerting. It could be a loved one or dreaming that you’re dying yourself. Either way, this kind of dream reflects anxiety, change or fear of the unknown. Like death, changes in life don’t come with a manual for what’s on the other side. Those who are going through a period of uncertainty (such as job loss or divorce) may experience dreams of dying.  

Typically, no matter how weird the dream, one off dreams have little impact in our lives and there is no need to worry about the content. If you find yourself having the same dream over and over again, it can be beneficially to analyse what happens and see if it relates to any issues in your life that need fixing. 

Dreams about someone you know 

What do dreams mean when they involve people? Perhaps it’s a friend, a family member or someone from your past? Although it can seem random, the people you know who appear in your dreams often have a simple explanation. It could be someone you’ve seen or spoken to recently, someone you’re having disputes with, or someone you really love and care about. Either way, it’s likely that you were thinking about them or a situation than reminds you of them as you fell asleep. 

If it’s someone you haven’t thought about in a long time or who isn’t a big part of your life, try to deduce from it aspects such as their personality or their relationship with you to find a meaning. It could be what this person symbolises rather than the person itself. 

Dreams of flying  

Flying can be exciting, liberating and also quite scary. Many of us remember this kind of dream fondly, particularly as children. So what does flying in your dream mean? Depending on how you look at it, flying can reveal positive feelings of freedom, confidence and power –or it can depict your desire to escape.  

If you are struggling to fly in your dream, this is a sign that your feelings are not so positive, and it is suggested people experience these dreams when someone or something is standing in the way of them reaching their goals.   

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What Do Your Dreams Mean?

What Do Your Dreams Mean?

What does my dream mean? 

Dreams are one of the biggest mysteries of life. At one point or another, you have probably wondered ‘what does my dream mean?’ and you’re not alone. For centuries, people have taken an interest in dreams, what they mean, or what they could be telling us. Ancient civilisations thought of dreams as a medium between humans and the gods, and different cultures have believed them to be premonitions.   

The simplest explanation though is that dreams are a manifestation of our inner thoughts and feelings. Perhaps a window into our subconscious (as Sigmund Freud put it), or a way for us to solve problems.  

Whatever the reason, it is thought that 95-99% of all dreams are forgotten as soon as we wake up. A recent study conducted on mice even suggests that the brain actively forgets, making dream recall difficult. This makes it even more intriguing when we do remember a dream so vividly.  

Read our next blog to find out more about what are the most common dreams!

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Tips On Getting Your Bedroom Right For Dreaming

Tips On Getting Your Bedroom Right For Dreaming

Dreaming can be a pleasure when the dreams are good ones. You will wake up more relaxed and positive about the day ahead and even draw inspiration as some famous artists and thinkers past and present do on a regular basis.

Dreaming however doesn’t come easy to many people and even those that can have dreams will find that certain conditions are required to have the kind of lucid dreams that bring all the positive effects.

The first place to start when creating the right conditions to dream is the bedroom. So your bedroom needs to be at least comfortable enough for you to drift into REM sleep long enough. This isn’t going to be easy if you find yourself waking up several times a night.

Trying to sleep in a double bed with a fidgety partner is probably going to harm your chances so buying a larger bed could be all you need to do to achieve more REM sleep.

Secondly you will need to making the room as dark as possible. Try thicker curtains to stop light from sleep lights filtering in. If your sleep is regularly disturbed by noises, try earplugs.

The bedroom air temperature should also be kept cool enough to allow you to sleep comfortably but not so cold you get woken up by draughts.

In preparation for bedroom try to relax and don’t take work to bed with you. All of this will not only help you dream more but also get a better night’s sleep.

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