Ever Have The Same Type of Dreams? This is What They Could Mean
Everyone dreams. Whether you dream often or not often, have fantastic dreams or nightmares, everyone does it, even if you can’t remember. Typically, within five minutes of waking up, you forget 50% of your dream, and within ten minutes you forget 90%. However, a lot of us can remember certain themes from our dreams, usually because they’re the same type of dreams. But do they mean anything? Here are a few common themes or “feelings” that occur in dreams, and what they could possibly mean.[separator size =”30″]
Falling is a very common feeling or sensation that many have while dreaming. Sometimes, you can get the feeling of falling right before you’re about to doze off, sending your body jumping, called a hypnic jerk. In a dream, falling could mean that something in your conscious life, whether it be relationships, career path, financial standing, personal goals or otherwise may be going in the wrong direction.[separator size =”20″]
While some people report the feeling of falling in their dreams, others claim to fall to their death in their dreams, or experiencing death in other frightening ways. The myth that dying in a dream means that you’ve died in real life is just that, a myth. It’s possible that something in your life is ending, in order to make room for something else.[separator size =”20″]
Whether you’re in school or it’s been a few years (or a few decades) since you’ve hit the books, school is a place that can manifest in your dreams long after your last exam. It can be full of memories, good or bad depending on the dream and how much you enjoyed/hated school. If you’re taking a ‘test’ in your dream, it could really be referring to a test or battle in real life, tangible or intangible that you’re going through now or have faced in the past.[separator size =”20″]
Often, there are other people in our dreams. There can be strangers too, but we must know them from somewhere, because according to some researchers, we can only dream about faces that we’ve seen before. Usually though, it’s friends, family, loved ones, and enemies that appear in a dream, with some making regular appearances. They can existing relationships and interpersonal issues that may need to be addressed.[separator size =”20″]
Have you ever in a dream, felt like Superman, and experienced the miracle of human flight? Flying is a commonly noted dream sensation, but it’s not always executed with the same smoothness as the man of steel. The amount of control you have over your flying abilities in your dream can correlate to the amount of control you have over the things in your life. There’s a big difference between high-flying dreams that feel euphoric, and an unstable flying dream that you’re happy to wake up from.[separator size =”30″]
Dreams are, for the most part, still a mystery. These are just insights into what it could mean if you have the same type of dreams. Science is still trying to figure out what dreams actually mean, and if it has any real impact or meaning on our everyday lives. What’s certain is that, people will continue to dream, continue to remember them, and more quickly forget them. It is important to note that virtually everything we’ve learned about the science of sleep and dreams has only been discovered in the past 30 years; I’m sure the next 30 will provide a wealth of information into the meaning of dreams.