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5 Hidden Meanings Behind Common Dreams 

Experts analyze various types of dreams and what they mean.
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Dreams are mysterious, and analyzing them to find their meaning can be confusing. One of the most popular theories as to why people dream is that the brain is trying to sort through the events of the day while other theories state they serve as a rehearsal of future events. 

Sleep experts from BedKingdom researched some of the most common dreams and their hidden meanings.  

Falling in Your Dreams 

The interpretations for this type of dream center around feelings of fear and vulnerability. Falling in your dreams can also indicate feelings of helplessness and being overwhelmed.  

It’s possible that dreaming of falling can be a warning from your subconscious to be careful. If a situation causes a loss of control, this can be translated as a fall when dreaming. 

Being Chased in Your Dreams 

Feelings of stress and anxiety are the major cause of being chased while dreaming. If someone is feeling threatened while they are awake, that also may translate into feelings of being chased. 

Sometimes, these result from feelings of anger and are seen as a warning to watch out for possible threats. 

Teeth Falling Out in Your Dreams 

Dreaming about teeth falling out is commonly linked to feeling unattractive or having negative thoughts about your image.  

Struggles with communication also may be a reason for these, as teeth falling out makes it difficult to talk. A lack of confidence can also trigger this type of dream. 

Being Naked 

Commonly brought on by feelings of being exposed, dreams of being naked in public places, such as school or work, can also be triggered by feeling accused by someone. 

However, sometimes dreams of being naked can indicate that a person is comfortable with who they are. 

Flying 

The ability to fly is associated with freedom. However, if you struggle or fail to fly in your dreams, it may actually indicate a lack of confidence.  

If someone else is in the dream, struggling to fly points to them holding you back and stopping you from moving on with plans in life. 

According to experts from BedKingdom, 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 to 90 percent 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 more than 50,000 people by psychologist Calvin S. Hall. By analyzing dreams, we can problem solve and identify ways to help with issues we encounter in our lives.

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Sophia is an intern for Well Defined. She is passionate about journalism and has focused on writing stories covering adoption, sports, and other topics as a staff writer and copy editor for her high school yearbook staff. She has achieved several high school journalism awards for her writing and has aspirations for a successful professional writing career.