Top Recurring Dreams And How To Stop Them
Are you sick and tired of the same dream being replayed over and over in your sleep at night? Well it turns out that you’re not alone.
Did you know that approximately 60 to 75 percent of adults are affected by recurring dreams in their lifetime, usually affecting more women than men. Recurring dreams are not always frightening in nature, but they’re more likely to involve ominous or anxious themes that feels as if there is no escape. So what gives?
According to the School of Psychology at Cardiff University claim that these dreams might be directly linked to a dissatisfaction in your life. Analytical psychologist Carl Jung took recurring dreams one step further calming that it is an integral part of becoming a complete person – providing light in the darker corners of your unconscious mind.
Believe it or not these so called repetitive dreams actually serve a big purpose in your life! These dreams not only occur to make you aware of what might be wrong in your life but to make you a better person. Are you up for the challenge? How to stop recurring dreams.
Top Recurring Dreams Interpreted
#1 Chase Dreams
If dreams speak to us in metaphors then there is no easier way than saying you are not confronting something in your life. What is chasing you in your dream is often comprised of what you might be avoiding in your life. The stronger more powerful attacker usually suggests how much power you have over this situation.
So what are you unable to confront in your life?
- Repressed painful memories
- Agreeable nature
Your dream will provide you with hints if what you are running from is unknown to you. Location, people around you and what you are hiding from can be decoded metaphorically.
#2 Naked Dreams
One of the most awkward and most embarrassing dreams often revolve around exposing ourselves in public places. So what gives?
Exposure dreams are often connected to unconscious fears to our insecurities. Feelings of vulnerability or fears of exposing your true self to others often leads to you running frantic in your dreams to find cover. Could it suggest you are trying to cover up something within or perhaps afraid of your shortcomings. The location might give you a clue where the root of the problem might be stemming from.
- Self doubt
- Afraid to be judged by others
- Ashamed or guilt
#3 Falling Dreams
Falling dreams are the most common recurring dreams that often revolve around falling, slipping, jumping or even being pushed. These dreams can be so real that we often jolt out of bed just before we make impact. But Why?
Well it turns out that falling in dreams points to aspects in your life were you feel a lack of control and stability.
- Instability at work
- Not feeling grounded at work our relationships
- Lacking control
- Lack of confidence
- Afraid to fail
Oddly enough this realistic feeling might not have anything to do with dreaming but due to a phenomenon called Hypnagogia. This normal hallucination a common yet natural experience that occurs during the transition state between wakefulness and sleep.
#4 Test Dreams
Test dreams often revolve around being late, unprepared, failing, or running out of time before you hand in your test. What makes this dream so odd is the majority of people who experience this recurring dream have left school decades ago. So what gives?
These types of dreams seem to metaphorically reflect failures, setbacks, not being prepared, or not advancing in your life. Test dreams help identify what you are ignoring so you can fix the problem. Once you have identified the problem your next dream will be passing the test.
- Emotional or phyical set backs
- Fears of being left behind
- Feelings of inferiority or inadequacy
- Not being prepared
- Self-esteem problems
- A lack of motivation
- Feelings of being examined
- Left behind
#5 Inside My House
The reason why houses are so common in our dreams is the fact they represent the mind of the dreamer. Each floor contains a hidden meaning as what takes place can be decoded metaphorically.
The mood, floor and the context of the dream will help you identify with the underlying issue. For example a haunted house is something that haunts you that you cannot see but needs to be identified and removed. See House Dreams.
- Attic: comprised of forgotten memories, feelings and emotions from your past. The dust and darkness suggest its time to clean up and examine.
- Basement: The most symbolic area of the house the connects to your unconscious mind.
- Bedroom: A symbol that connects to your intimacy, urges and desires.
- Kitchen: Relates to family and communication.
- Stairs: Advancement or descending into the unknown parts of you.
#6 Being Attacked:
You might not be running away anymore (chase dreams) but you have confronted something that scares you. Recurring dreams of being attacked contains a valuable message that has nothing to do with wanting to hurt yourself or others, but related to your own unresolved internal conflict.
These dreams are known to be graphic for a reason and that is to get your attention. Attacking appears only when you are confused in how to resolve both an internal or external issue.
#7 Tsunami Dreams:
The majority of people dream of tsunamis live nowhere near any possible threat. So what gives?
Well it turns out that water and emotions go hand in hand it points to being overwhelmed in this department. The depths of the water often point to the unknown, as the rumble (earthquake) below the surface suggests something has shifted (unconscious).
- Hidden and repressed emotional feeling trapped deep below the unconsciousness.
- The rising emotions that is too much to handle
- Feeling emotionally stuck or vulnerable
- In ability to handle stressful situations or emotions
- Mental instability or mood fluctuations
- Unresolved repressed experiences feelings that need your attention
- A build up of powerful destructive feelings that cannot be held in anymore