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
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
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
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
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
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?
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