Leilani

By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

The 8 Most Common Dreams And What They Apparently Mean.

At the end of the day when we curl up into bed, we expect to get some rest — a cat nap at the very least — so that we can have energy to start again come morning. But sometimes our dreams are so stressful that they feel like an extension of our busy days.

Depending on the intensity of the dream, we can wake up short of breath, in a cold sweat, or with heightened feelings or confusion. Our dreams feel real because our prefrontal cortex, a region of our brains responsible for logic or "reality checking," is suppressed during this time. Lucid dreamers are more likely to discriminate dreams from reality.

It is important that you do not to jump to conclusions after having a dream because it can be damaging to your personal stability and relationships. According to one survey, the most common dream was a cheating partner. If we assumed this to be reflective of our realities, we would all probably be single. This doesn't mean our dreams are meaningless. You have to really look into yourself and your own life to see any strong correlations.

Dream experts suggest you write down the details of your dreams as soon as you wake up so you can more accurately decipher them. Although these experts have provided different explanations for the most common dreams, we've included the ones that have popped up the most in our list below.

The Chase

If you dream that you are being chased, it might be because you are in a situation that is emotionally dangerous, says Dream Bible, and it's a good thing you dreamt of it because now you can do something about it. You might feel anxious, guilty, or stressed about a situation that you don't know how to deal with, or maybe you just don't want to deal with it.

The interpretation changes depending on who is doing the chasing. For example, if an unknown person is chasing you then you might been to seek clarity. If you can see that person or animal enough to remember their characteristics, their physical appearance might tell you about something about your reality. An example from the same site is a man dreaming about an alligator head. He was suffering from an illness in real life but hadn't yet told his loved ones.

The Chase

20th Century Fox

Stressful Test Taking

Dream decoder and psychic medium Craig Hamilton-Parker says that dreaming about stressful test taking could mean 'you're having feeling of lack of self worth again, you're having feelings that you may not be up to the job.' This could be at work or at school. Other experts such as Lauren Lawrence believe that perfectionists have this dream often. In response, you should have confidence in your abilities and embrace that you've done your best no matter the outcome.

Falling

Some say that the falling dream is the most frequent one. According to several sources, including Dream Dictionary, it could mean that you've lost control over something in your life and are neglecting it. This could involve your family, finances, love life, school, work, or a combination of things. The dream serves as a reminder that you must confront these issues.

The meaning behind a falling dream doesn't have to be negative. If you felt at peace when you were falling, no matter the speed, it could indicate an unexpected change that will work in your favor. Most of these falling dreams have no end but if you see yourself landing on your feet then it could mean that you will overcome an obstacle.

Falling

Disney

Running Late

If you have an important event coming up or have been flooded with responsibilities, you might have a dream in which you show up late. Beyond a literal interpretation, it could mean that you feel like you're missing on a big part of your life because of time management. Try to examine what areas you can improve and see if there are significant holes that you can begin to repair.

Running Late

Disney

Naked in Public

Another common dream is one in which you are nude in public, at work, or at school. This could mean that you're feeling anxious and vulnerable because your defenses are down and you're worried about being judged.

On the flip side, it could also mean that you want to expose your true self or be noticed.

If you undress yourself in your dream, then this could mean healing from an illness or turning over a new leaf.

Naked in Public

Wales Online

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