BedKingdom‘s sleep experts have studied the hidden meanings behind some of the most common dreams.
A standard theory for why we dream is that our brains try to make sense of what has happened and predict and rehearse likely future events. In this case, BedKingdom is also interested in dreams because they offer an impressive range of beds and tempt people who might be in the market for a new one. That’s okay as the dream meanings below are still interesting.
In Pure Spirit has paraphrased some of BedKingdom’s sleep research below but first, here’s what a spokesperson from the retailer said;
Dreams can be linked to events that have happened or are currently happening in our lives.
Remembering dreams can be difficult. Studies show that people forget 80-90% of their dreams and some people can’t remember anything. Writing dreams down as soon as you wake up can help you to remember and then you can try and interpret the meanings.
Negative emotions and feelings of anxiety are more prevalent in dreams according to a study of over 50,000 people by psychologist Calvin S. Hall. By analysing dreams, we can problem solve and identify ways to help with issues we encounter in our lives.
Falling in your dreams
Dreams of falling often represent fear and vulnerability, as well as feelings of helplessness and being overwhelmed. Your subconscious may warn you to be cautious if you dream of falling. In such dreams, losing control of a situation may be symbolized as a fall.
Being chased in your dreams
Being chased in dreams is often caused by feelings of stress and anxiety. It can also result from feeling threatened in one’s waking life. Additionally, dreams of being chased may indicate a warning to be cautious of potential threats, which can stem from feelings of anger.
Teeth falling out in your dreams
If you dream about your teeth falling out, it could mean that you feel unattractive or have negative thoughts about your appearance. Communication problems may also be a cause of these dreams since losing teeth can make it hard to speak. Additionally, a lack of confidence can trigger this type of dream.
Commonly brought on by feelings of being exposed, dreams of being naked in public places like school or work can also be triggered by feeling accused by someone. However, dreams of being naked sometimes indicate that a person is comfortable with who they are.
The feeling of freedom is often linked with the ability to fly, but if you experience difficulties or failures in flying during your dreams, it could be a sign of low confidence. Additionally, if other people in your dream are also struggling to fly, this may suggest that they are hindering your progress and preventing you from pursuing your goals in life.
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Which common dream do you think has an uncommon reason behind it?