In our dreams, in addition to pleasant pictures, emotions, adventures, flights and other interesting things, there are, unfortunately, nightmares. If pleasant dreams are based on desires and dreams, then nightmares are reflections of anxiety and stress present in real life.
There is a lot of symbolism in dreams, including in nightmares. Therefore, you should not take them too literally. After all, if you approach them with all directness, then you may not see the persistent, but important signal of our subconscious. If we see a car accident or natural disaster, this does not mean that it will happen soon.
Most often, such nightmares are feelings transformed in this way for some events in real life. And pictures of night horrors are quite traditional for all people. Psychologists have compiled a list of the ten most popular nightmares in an attempt to decipher them. With its help, we can understand what this or that nightmare means, where its roots lie and how in general it is possible to fight it.
Dream of falling into a trap. Although dreams are often difficult to analyze, the situation is very simple for psychologists. If we experience a feeling of being lost or trapped in a dream, then this suggests that a person experiences similar sensations in real life in a certain situation. This can happen if someone forces us to do something against our will or make uncomfortable decisions. Is there really no way out of this situation, or can the tangle of contradictions still be untangled? We must understand that such a dream is a direct warning to our subconscious mind that there are some internal problems. We need to think about what's going on in life and what can be changed before it's too late. Otherwise, even more complicated nightmares may come into dreams, which will be discussed below.
A dream that a person is drowning or falling somewhere. In everyday life, it often happens that the head is literally bursting with accumulated problems. At the same time, the awareness of the importance of a task or responsibility for something presses from above. It turns out that such feelings can give rise to a nightmare in which a person will fall or drown. In fact, visions in a dream, when we constantly fall or drown, indicate that we simply have some kind of concern about some disturbing issue. And the emotions caused by this state can range from delight to the loss of general control over oneself. How we react to such a nightmare is a reflection of our reaction to certain events in reality. In this case, you can try to fix the nightmare by being aware of your dream. If you suddenly realize that a scary picture is just a dream, then you can solve the problem of falling by trying to take control of the nightmare into your own hands. If you fall, you can try to take off, and if you are drowning, then you can swim. After all, this is our personal dream, in which you can do whatever you want.
Broken phone or computer. Many do not understand how a broken computer or a call that no one is in a hurry to answer can seem like a nightmare. In fact, for many people this may seem very important. It is believed that if in a dream one sees a certain breakdown of technological equipment, and even responsible for communications, then this has a completely understandable implication - a person simply cannot reach someone on an intuitive level. Perhaps a close friend has disappeared somewhere, or perhaps an understatement has formed with a loved one. If such dreams appear often, then it's time to analyze your relationship. This will make it clear what the roots of the nightmare are, and what needs to be fixed in real life.
A naked or poorly dressed person in a public place. This nightmare is quite common, and in people of all ages. Such dreams are the best possible indicator of a person's self-esteem. In this situation, clothing performs the function of something that hides facts that I would like to keep silent about to the general public. If a person in a dream does not feel discomfort from his nakedness, then he is not afraid to show his feelings and deeds, he simply has nothing to hide. If the lack of clothes causes confusion, then this indicates vulnerability, the presence of shame or deep guilt. If a person does not react at all to his lack of clothes, then this may mean that there is no self-awareness at all. Those who are hiding something from others or are afraid that they are about to be taken out into the open should be prepared to visit such a nightmare with no erotic overtones.
Natural disaster or a global cataclysm caused by man. Even if such a picture is just a dream, not reality, it will be pretty scary for anyone to be in the very epicenter of such a disaster. Nightmares generally carry significant information, and if they speak of some kind of natural disaster, then this is evidence of the dreamer's current state. Usually, catastrophe dreams indicate that some kind of disaster is approaching in real life. It happens that we begin to rush about the fact that we will not cope with the problem. A lot of fragments seem to form in my head, as after that very natural disaster in a dream. If such a nightmare came in a dream, then you need to understand what real problem was the reason for this. And then we must try to calmly and rationally solve it.
A dream in which you can't solve a problem or pass an exam. It often happens that a school or university is long gone. Already forgotten all the formulas, how the abstracts are written, and what the schedule of subjects was. But sometimes nightmares still come to sleep when a person cannot pass the exam. Such anxiety in a dream about the inability to pass an important subject is quite common. In this case, it is also important to take into account the resulting assessment, since it is quite indicative. If the exam ends up failing, then you probably have thoughts in your head that some things in life are received not quite fairly. Think if you could somehow go back and get a different grade for all the actions you did, would that change your outlook on life? If the answer is in the affirmative, and in a dream on the exam there is a feeling of an underestimate, then such visions are direct evidence of rejection of something already achieved in life.
Loss of or damage to property or real estate. For many who value and love their home, such a dream can be a real nightmare. But don't panic. There is nothing unusual about such a dream. It is believed that in night visions, a dream is a symbol of the person himself. At the same time, its facade is what others think of you, and the interior is an expression of the inner "I". If a house or other property is damaged in a dream, then this may indicate that there is a feeling of a violation of some integrity in the soul. The theft of some things or their loss says the same thing, it is evidence that there are some violent emotions in relation to oneself. If something important disappears from the house in a dream, then the person in his soul feels that he can be deceived or that something valuable in his life is under threat.
Car problems. For any car enthusiast, problems with his car are a nightmare in itself. But such troubles that have come to a dream indicate that problems are impending in real life. And they threaten to become more serious than a simple oil or tire change. In a dream, in the form of vehicles, we imagine our physical shell or our emotional world. Similar to the previous situation about real estate, the appearance of our car can speak of our perception of the world around us. But what is hidden under the hood of the car is a reflection of our inner feelings. It happens that in a dream you see how, as a result of comfortable control of the machine, some malfunctions suddenly arise, it stops working as it should, control is lost. This situation can be applied to oneself. Sometimes, when driving a car, you feel that you are rushing straight into an accident or some kind of disaster. Such a nightmare suggests that somewhere inside is hidden powerlessness or lack of control over some real situation.
Suffering from illness, injury, or death. Such dreams are often stressful. But even in this case, you shouldn't take them literally. Although the visions of death themselves may seem very painful, in the subconscious it is associated with some upcoming changes or the beginning of something new in life. Death can also indicate that a certain stage in life has ended and it's time to start a new one. But still, it is impossible to talk about the positive nature of dreams with death. Sometimes such dreams, or those associated with injury, illness, indicate that a person is experiencing emotional pain or fear of experiencing it also on a physical level. If in a dream we see a person close to us sick or dying, then this suggests that we are losing some of our part that we see in him. His own death in a dream suggests that a person is no longer able to fight in the current situation, he needs help or advice from his friends.
Run or hide from someone in a dream. This popular nightmare is common among many people. In this case, the scenery itself and the attacker himself can change. But it should be understood that such a dream is a direct signal from the body to the fact that it is either ready to directly meet danger or quickly hide from it. And such a reaction is quite common for the human body, we are all faced with a choice of how to behave if danger or fear suddenly arises. Even Sigmund Freud considered such dreams. He described them as "something that a person who is in anxiety dreams about." Our worries can be related to anything, in fact. This can be both a serious problem and a mere trifle. In a dream, such fears are transformed into persecution. And the way we react to this in a dream speaks of how the body is ready to behave in a similar situation in real life.