Dreams are a pretty crazy thing. So it’s no wonder they have us baffled at some point in our lives. Was it a warning? Or was it just something you ate?
Read on to find out more about 3 of the most common dreams and their meanings, and what they might be reflecting about your real life.
What Causes Dreams?
There are said to be two common causes for a dream to occur: Physical surroundings and external circumstances.
1. Your physical surroundings will most likely be your bedroom. If you’re hanging/ falling out of bed, you might have a dream where you’re falling. Sounds can also be influential – have you ever heard your alarm clock in your dream or thought that a family member shouted your name?
2. External circumstances relate to things that are going on in your personal life, such as a career change, reaching a life milestone or the loss of a loved one.
But what do these dreams reveal about your life? Let’s move onto some dream interpretation...
3 Common Types of Dreams and What They Mean
Ever wondered what your dream signifies? We’ve analysed some common dreams to help you work out what might be going on in your waking life.
Meaning of Flying in a Dream
What does flying in a dream mean? Different to falling, which represents feeling vulnerable or insecure, flying represents how much control we feel we have in our lives. However, just flying in the air doesn’t mean that we have full control. If you’re a bad flyer then this shows there are areas of your life in which you feel you need to gain control.
If you’re flying high and confident then you’re more likely to be in a period of your life where you’ve got things covered.
What Does it Mean When you Dream About Babies?
Don’t worry, dreaming about giving birth or babies doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re broody. Dreaming of little ones represents a new beginning, this may be in relation to a new job, a new idea or the potential for promotion in an area of your life.
Whether you’re holding a baby, going to the hospital to give birth or pregnant, a baby dream could be a sign of something new on the horizon.
What do Food Dreams Symbolize?
Some of us despise dreaming of food because it means that we wake up starving! However, dreaming of food can symbolise good things in our lives such as energy, knowledge and nourishment. Ever wondered where the term ‘food for thought’ came from?
Other reasons we may be dreaming of food include success, opportunities and forbidden pleasure – saucy! Check out the possible meaning of specific foods in a dream dictionary.
It’s important to remember that dreams and nightmares often don’t mean anything at all, and aren’t something to worry about. It’s said that we only remember 10% of our dreams when we wake up, so a repetitive dream might actually be one of many that you’ve had during the night.
However, if you find that you’re having the same dream night after night, try writing it down in a dream journal or talking to a friend to become your own dream analyst. This might help to set yourself free of any worries in your mind.
What do Lucid Dreams Mean?
Ever known you were having a dream? That’s what lucid dreaming is. The things happening may feel real but you’ll still know that you’re in a dream. Some people can even control what happens when they’re lucid dreaming!
But what do they mean? Some scientists think that lucid dreams happen when you’re in a deep, REM sleep and your brain is hard at work.
Learn more about dreams and good sleep here.
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