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  • At first glance, dreams might be just fictional scenarios our minds make up when we're sleeping.

  • But what if there's more to them than just stories we tell others, or write about after?

  • Although there's no scientific evidence to prove that dreams hold special meaning, for many years, they have been studied to promote better self-awareness and to help us understand what's bothering us in our everyday lives.

  • According to Suzanne Bergman, a social worker and dream specialist, "Dreams are a universal language, creating often elaborate images out of emotional concepts."

  • Have you been recognizing certain themes you frequently dream about?

  • Here are seven common dream meanings.

  • One, being lost or trapped.

  • This is a common dream many people have.

  • Being lost or trapped usually means you're unsure about what step to take next from a particular circumstance in real life.

  • People who dream about getting lost in the woods, a large building, or any maze-like structure in general, often feel overwhelmed and can't seem to find a way out.

  • This reflects the mental, physical, financial, or emotional burdens they're experiencing in real life.

  • Two, missed opportunities.

  • Do you ever dream about missing public transportation, such as a bus, train, plane, or taxi?

  • Often, people who dream about such scenarios tend to miss them only by a fraction of a second.

  • This can also pertain to scenarios where you dream about being late for a job interview, performance, or special event.

  • In real life, these dreams may reflect the regrets you have for not going after what you wanted.

  • Whether that means missing out on seeing your favorite band perform live, or not applying for your dream job on time.

  • Three, car troubles.

  • People who dream about these scenarios usually find themselves in or near a car vehicle.

  • They can either be the driver or the passenger when they experience a brake failure, flat tire, or getting hit by another car.

  • In real life, this typically means that you feel like you don't have control over a certain situation, or you might be headed for a trouble in the future.

  • Four, failing a test.

  • Contrary to what it sounds like, people who dream of this scenario are usually no longer in school.

  • Common dream scenarios involve having trouble finding the test room, being unprepared from lack of studying, or missing equipment to complete it.

  • They indicate that you are feeling tested in real life, which makes you anxious about what your future holds.

  • Five, being chased.

  • This is a common dream people with anxiety often have.

  • They usually dream about being chased by an animal, person, or something you cannot readily identify.

  • In real life, it means that they are trying to run away from a certain situation, or it could be an emotion they are not ready to confront yet.

  • Whether it's grief, or a breakup.

  • Six, tooth decay.

  • Have you ever dreamed about reaching into your mouth, only to feel your teeth fall out, or that there is a missing gap?

  • This indicates that you may feel insecure in real life, unattractive, or not good enough.

  • Whether it pertains to school, your work life, or romantic relationship.

  • You may also have a fear of being embarrassed or judged by others.

  • Seven, falling or sinking.

  • People who dream of this scenario often find themselves falling from a high building, or sinking into an ocean.

  • They usually feel helpless and overwhelmed.

  • It's a common misconception to believe that having those dreams mean a foreshadow to your own death.

  • But in reality, they indicate your fear of falling, or that you're not content with where you are in life.

  • You may need to carve a new path, or make some new choices to help you find meaning again.

  • Which of these themes do you commonly dream about?

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At first glance, dreams might be just fictional scenarios our minds make up when we're sleeping.

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