common nightmaresNightmares are an integral part of our dreams. Our pleasant dreams are caused mostly by our dreams and desires, unlike the nightmares that are a manifestation of such feelings as stress and anxiety.

In the nightmares, as well as in all kinds of dreams, all seen images are symbolic, so they should never be interpreted literally. Their interpretation can help you decipher an important message that your subconscious is trying to send you.

1. Lost or trapped

Feeling of being lost or trapped in a dream indicates the same feelings experienced by a person in real life in a certain situation. Does anyone make you do something against your will? Do you have exhausted all possible solutions to a problem and feel despair?

Understand that this dream is a direct warning of internal problems, so you should indicate the problem before it is too late.

2. Falling or drowning

Do you feel too much pressure or responsibility? These disturbing feelings can lead to a nightmare of falling or drowning. Nightmares about an infinite fall or drowning demonstrate our inner confusion or concern about some issue. Your specific response to this nightmare, most likely, is a mirror of your reactions to some circumstances in reality.

At the same time, such nightmares are a great opportunity to take part in a lucid dream. If you realize that you are dreaming, you can control your fall/drowning and turn it into flying/ swimming. After all, in your dream you can do anything you want.



3. Broken computer or phone

You call someone in your sleep and you hear endless ringing out? Maybe your hard drive is dead at the moment of writing an important document? Although these dreams may not be classified as nightmares, for some people a hard drive failure is equivalent to a car crash.

If you dream of a technological failure, especially connected with communication, it may mean that you are not able to reach someone on an emotional level. Have lost touch with a good friend? Or maybe a wall has formed between you and your beloved one? If you have such a dream very often, take the time to analyze your relationship and identify areas that need to be “fixed”.

4. Naked or dressed inappropriately in a public place

This is one of the most common nightmares of people of all ages. This kind of dream is an estimation of the level of self-confidence. In this case the function of clothes is to hide those things about yourself that you do not want to be learned by others.

If you feel “comfortable” being naked in your dream, then you are safe in revealing your feelings and you have nothing to hide. If you feel confused, it shows your vulnerability, the presence of guilt or shame. And finally, if you do not pay any attention to your nakedness, it could mean a lack of self-awareness.

Thus, if you are hiding something from others or are afraid that one day they will learn it, be prepared to have such an “erotic nightmare”.

5. Natural disaster or a catastrophe caused by human

Regardless of whether you dream about it or experience it in reality, being in the midst of a natural disaster is a terrible experience. Such disturbing nightmares are always very important, as they can say a lot about the current condition of a person.

Usually they signal an impending disaster in real life. Perhaps you are afraid of not being able to cope with a problem, so you are lost in a lot of debris left after a natural disaster in your sleep. If you have seen something like that, think about what you are currently overburdened with and try to solve the problem efficiently.

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Anna is the founder and lead editor of the website Learning-mind.com. She is passionate about learning new things and reflecting on thought-provoking ideas. She writes about science, psychology and other related topics. She is particularly interested in topics regarding introversion, consciousness and subconscious, perception, human mind's potential, as well as the nature of reality and the universe.