Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Your Weird and Wonderful Dreams Decoded

We dream five times on average every night, with each dream lasting somewhere between 15 and 40 minutes. That stacks up to around 2 hours of surreal content every evening, but what exactly do your dreams mean? And what do they say about you? We’re taking a closer look at nine of the most commonly experienced dreams to help you decode your subconscious.

Are You Being Chased?
It’s said that we’re not anxious about the act of being chased but actually scared of what’s chasing us – you could be running from something that is making you frightened or anxious in real life. The person chasing you can also represent the expression of your own emotion, such as anger or jealousy.

Stormy Seas or Calm Waters?
Water can represent your emotions and its quality often indicates how effectively you manage your emotions – calm water represents one side and turbulent seas the other.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Vehicular dreams can reflect the direction of your life and whether you feel in or out of control.

Back to School?
Those vivid dreams where you’re confronted with a test that you aren’t prepared for highlight a lesson to be learnt from the past. They can reflect a lack of confidence or the inability to advance to the next stage of your life.

Flying High?
Flying in a dream relates to whether you feel confident and able to achieve your goals – high flying is euphoric, while flying low can be frustrating and hint at low confidence.

Feel Like You’re Falling?
Some falling dreams are scary and negative but not all – some dreamers experience a slow, calm fall that exemplifies letting go. Falling wildly from a great height indicates that something in your life is out of control.

Naked in a Dream?
If you’re naked in a dream, it can symbolise not being able to find yourself, uncertainty or being wrongly accused.

Losing Your Teeth?
This kind of dream might reflect anxieties about your appearance that could stem from a fear of rejection, embarrassment or feeling unattractive.

Whatever you’re dreaming, make sure you get a good night’s sleep on a comfortable bed frame and mattress from Mattressman.

Dali - Sleep (1937)

Sleep well!