My Recurring Nightmares

There are some nightmares that I have over and over again and I hate all of them.

  • My Teeth Falling Out or Breaking/Cracking into Pieces

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What happens in my nightmare: I have a permanent retainer (wire) on my bottom row of front teeth and behind my two big front top teeth– a lot of times in my nightmare, there is a malfunction with one of them. Like… I get food stuck in the bottom wire and then I try to pull it out but end up pulling out the whole wire along with my whole bottom row of teeth. Other times, they just simply all fall out with no backstory or other things happening… my nightmares bring me straight to crying because my teeth won’t stop falling out or cracking into tiny pieces.

Meaning according to Psychologist World: “If you dream that your teeth are loose, there will be failures and gloomy tidings.” “If you lose your teeth, you will have burdens which will crush your pride and demolish your affairs.” “To dream that you have your teeth knocked out, denotes sudden misfortune. Either your business will suffer, or deaths or accidents will come close to you.”

Meaning according to Dr. Oz: “Your dreams are trying to show you that you must be careful about what comes out of your mouth because once it is out, like a tooth, you can’t put it back in.”

Meaning according to Bustle: “Dream Moods notes that dreams where you lose teeth are typically associated with feelings of powerlessness and loss of control (on a personal note, I can recall a friend going through a very drawn-out divorce having these lost tooth dreams on the regular). They can also mean that you’re worried about losing something, like a job or a relationship.”

  • Being on the Run

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What happens in my nightmare: Usually I have murdered someone. I usually don’t see the part where I actually do the act but, I’m always hiding and being scared that the police are going to catch me. I know that I’ve done all the things to the cover my fingerprints and have always gotten rid of all of the other evidence but my nightmares are of me hiding out like Aileen and Selby in the movie Monster.

Meaning according to Dreams Cloud: Dreams about police may also represent your own sense of morality and your conscience, reminding you to stay on the right path.”

Meaning according to Dream Bible: “Negatively dreaming of police may represent your fear of change. It also may reflect feelings about yourself or others being too authoritarian or controlling.”

  • Someone Trying to Break into My Home

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What happens in my nightmare: This nightmare probably stems from when there was a burglar in my home. In my nightmare, I’m always trying to hold the door from someone who is trying to knock it down. Most of the time in the nightmare they never get in… sometimes they do but I always wake up right away. The nightmare feels like it lasts forever while I hold the door and someone keeps knocking and shoving me and the bolts and screws of the door fly out everywhere. It is so terrifying.

Meaning according to Dream Moods: To dream that someone is trying to break into your house indicates that some subconscious material is attempting to make itself known. You are in denial about some aspects of yourself. Alternatively, the dream may be about a current relationship or situation that is making you uncomfortable.

Meaning according to Dream Forth: “If you dream that someone broke into your house, you have a sense of being violated. Your personal boundaries have been crossed by someone.”

  • Trying to Wake Up but am Unable to

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What happens in my nightmare: Most of the time when I’m having those teeth falling out dreams, I’ll be able to tell myself in my dreams over and over again “this is just a dream, wake up!” but, I can’t. I start shaking myself, waving my arms around in the air and stuff, in my dreams and then after a long while of me yelling at myself to wake up, I do. My heart is beating super fast and I’m all freaked out. Sometimes my boyfriend is with another girl in my nightmares or I’m breaking up with him even though I never want to and I know it’s not real but I can’t wake myself up even though my heart starts breaking and I keep telling myself to wake up, this is isn’t really happening. I hysterically cry in these nightmares no matter how much I tell myself to wake up… it takes forever for me to actually wake up for real.

I think this is sleep paralysis??!!?

  • Being in a Fight but Not Able to Fight Back and/or Only Throwing Soft Punches

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What happens in my nightmare: I’ll be fighting someone, even an unknown stranger that I don’t know the name of and for whatever reason… most of the time I have no idea why I’m even fighting but the problem is I can NEVER throw a good punch. I keep throwing punches that make no impact, they are weak… powerless.

Meaning according to Dreamota: “If, in your dream, you are unable to fight or feel weak – for example you try to punch or strike your opponent but you have no strength, it may reflect feelings of helplessness. Perhaps you lack confidence in your ability to overcome the conflict reflected in your dream.”

Meaning according to Go To Dreams: “To dream that you are trying to fight, but cannot throw your arms as hard as you want signifies lack of self-esteem and self-confidence in some area of your waking life. You are unsure of your next move. This dream may also reflect your actual state of REM paralysis during the dream state.”

Do you have any recurring nightmares or dreams? Are any of them the same as mine?

XO, Hunida

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40 thoughts on “My Recurring Nightmares

  1. Not exactly same as yours but once I had a dream in which I was running away, but I don’t know from what or whom I’m just trying my best to run but can’t, my legs are becoming heavy as much I’m trying to run, then I fall down on the ground, my legs became so heavy that I even can’t move them a inch, I started crying and shouting and then I wake up and I found myself lying on my bed. I had this dream only once till now. I felt very helpless, it’s little similar to the last dream you listed.

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    1. Oh my gosh. I’ve had that dream before too! It’s so horrible not being able to do a simple task such as running! Especially when you’re in danger. Yeah it’s super similar to my not being able to fight nightmares!! Thanks for sharing your nightmare with me! ♡

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  2. That’s actually very interesting! I don’t get any recurring dreams anymore. However, I remember when I was a kid I used to get the same dream very often about a man killing a women or his wife and arranging her bones/body in a weird way LOL. That dream used to creep me out!

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  3. To be honest I haven’t had a nightmare in quite awhile, and if I have, I don’t remember it. I’ve definitely had dreams about my teeth falling out and it freaks me out so much because it feels real, and I’m so relieved to wake up with all of my teeth in tact 😂 I’ve had some off the wall dreams but I can’t remember them now

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  4. I don’t have recurring nightmares and generally don’t have *true* nightmares in that I don’t usually feel scared. Usually on some level I’m aware that it’s a dream and so even if there are, for example, zombies chasing me I’m not really that scared of them. The exception was one night when I took an antimalarial drug before bed instead of when I woke up. Then the dreams were really vivid.

    One common genre of dream for me, though, is the one where I’m dropped in *after* I screwed up. I’ve already cheated on my partner (and I don’t even get to experience it. I just know I did), or in one case when my son was about 6 I told him he could go on transit across town himself and I’d go a different way and meet him there and then was shocked when he didn’t show up. The common thread is I have to deal with past mistakes I didn’t even have a true hand in making.

    One of the weirdest dreams I had was when I was about 3. It was a dream within a dream, in fact. I was in one place with a bunch of hippies (my family back then was freaked out by hippies – it was the early 70’s after all and they were conservative) and they told me I had to fall asleep on the floor. So I put my head down and went to sleep. In *that* dream I found myself in a dream that was now in black and white. I was in a kitchen like the old TV shows from the 1950’s and a woman from that era turned to me and creepily said “You’ll never get out of this dream.” That was 1974. Maybe I’m still asleep and all of this is in my imagination…

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    1. That’s weird that you know you’re dreaming most of the time! Maybe you could even learn how to control yourself in your dreams? I’ve heard that’s possible. That black and white dream just gave me the chills. How creepy! Maybe we are all in a dream!!


  5. I cringed during your teeth nightmare I can’t imagine that.

    I’ve had the murder dream. I either continuously kill the person (a different way each time) or I can’t tell if I’m actually doing the killing or just standing above them watching -> then crying afterwards. Never been caught 🙄 lol

    I’ve had the can’t wake up dream. Not always in the situation like yours usually just I’m trying to open my eyes and can’t which leads to trying to move or shout and not being able to.

    The break in one’s. But I always die 😣

    I have a lot of zombie dreams for some reason 🤔

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    1. Ahh, you’re so lucky to have never had the teeth dream. It’s terrifying!
      That’s crazy we both dream about murder but I’m so glad I’m not the only one on that one haha.
      Yeah, I’m thinking the can’t wake up dream is really sleep paralysis which is totally freaky to me.
      I’ve never had a zombie dream before lol do you happen to watch a lot of zombie shows & movies?!

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      1. It’s funny because I don’t watch that much zombie stuff anymore… But for reason zombies like my dreams & ironically those are always my most chill ones 🤣

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    1. Ah, that sounds so awful if you’re dedicated to education! What a nightmare. The alien one is interesting! I never get to have dreams about other beings besides human.


    1. Sometimes I get different dreams but then I always forget them… I get these nightmares so often, I couldn’t forget them if I wanted to. 😕 I’ve never had a pregnancy dream before, oooh, that would really freak me out! & gosh, the rotting teeth dream is so terrible, isn’t it?!

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  6. Ooh I like these dream interpretations! Your dreams sound really stressful btw!! I think with the sleep paralysis that happens to me usually only when I’m napping but pretty frequently when I’m napping. It’s weird because sometimes I feel as if someone is in my room and I can see everything but I cannot move. It’s usually a woman in my room standing right by my bed like “checking” on me. And then I wake up and she’s gone. Sometimes I can hear my roommates talking and I still can’t move. It’s really weird.

    I also feel like since starting dental school I’ve had fewer of those teeth dreams. Well on another note if you ever do get a tooth knocked out with the root, rinse it quick and shove it back in the socket and run to your nearest dentist! You might be able to actually save it!

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    1. Lol yes, they are VERY stressful!! That is so creepy, Keira. You just gave me the chills! I would probably go bananas if I felt like there was a woman I felt checking on me when I napped! But, yes, sometimes I can hear my real world & I still can’t move, too!!

      LOL. REALLY?! I hope I never get a tooth knocked out but that is some really useful info!! I may even see if I can do it in my next nightmare. THANK YOU ❤

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  7. The one about losing your teeth sounds terrifying. I’ve had dreams where I’ve fought people too but they weren’t recurring. I mostly had those in high school lol. But I’ve felt the same way. I can’t believe I forgot that dreams might mean something, now a days I usually just dream whatever happened during the day or have mini dreams about something I said or read lol.
    One of my many recurring dreams is me drowning or being in the water trying to swim away and getting taken by the current. I’m just naturally afraid to drown lol but I don’t mind swimming around a bit lol. Another dream has to do with zombies but they’re skeletons just walking around on the mountain passes.


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