When Your Dreams Reflect Your Health

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When Your Dreams Reflect Your Health

Last update: 24 July, 2020

Although there is a lot of mystery related to why we dream, certain theories suggest that your dreams can sometimes reflect your emotional world where your fears, anxiety and stress are translated into dreamlike images that we have all experienced.

Sleeping has a healing effect on people.  Not only do you need it physically, but your brain is also incredibly active while resting, organizing memories and thoughts. If you suffer from insomnia, for example, you would normally have problems with concentration or memory.

But the facts get even more interesting: your dreams could reflect your own emotional health, which is why it’s interesting to interpret them.

What are emotional dreams?

Woman dreaming

During your day to day, you encounter several situations that you might not be completely conscious of.

You might have pressure at work or feel overlooked, but you prefer not to pay too much attention to it. At home you might also have some sort of problem that you don’t dare say out loud… all of these aspects translate into internal anxieties, in non-confronted dimensions that become embedded in your subconscious.

Your emotional health requires you to face all of this, it’s asking for balance and peace. But whenever your life is being fed by worries, that’s when stress appears, along with headaches, discomfort; all of this is reflects on your dreams.

Dreams are a perfect way to face these emotions. Your fears and problems are represented by dreamlike images that almost everyone experiences in the same way. Your emotional health is thereby painted in a particular scene during these nocturnal moments, when you are plunged into your subconscious.

You see your fears face to face, or they appear disguised in metaphorical figures. Would you like to learn about them?

What your most recurring dreams might reflect

1. Dreaming that someone is following you


Has this ever happened to you? It is one of the most common dreams. You’re walking around outside, or through a familiar scene, and you feel someone behind you. It doesn’t need to be a person, it could sometimes even be an animal or even some indefinite presence.  

This dream could be a projection of your fear to face something in your life. Or you could be hiding something and you don’t dare mention it. It could be that you want to demand something from your boss, or there’s something you need to say to your partner and you’re still not bold enough to tell him/her.

2. Dreaming that you’re falling

Woman falling in her dreams could reflect important health aspects

This is one of the most recurring dreams.  Sometimes it’s very short, even causing you to wake up in a sweat, gasping.  You’re walking along and suddenly you fall through a precipice, or a whole appears just under your feet. What does it mean?  

These dreams reflect that you are going through a stressful situation in your life. Your nerves are on edge and your body reacts. If this frequently happens to you, you need to start facing whatever it is that needs to change in your life in order to get better.

3. Dreaming that you’re trapped

Trapped person

Without knowing how, you find yourself trapped in a small space, suffocating. You can’t get out and you can’t breath, your heart is palpitating, you feel exhausted and scared.

If this has ever happened to you, stop and ask yourself: is there some problem that’s worrying you a lot? These types of worries could trap you with “suffocating” pressure.

4. Dreaming that you left the house naked or that your teeth are falling out

These types of dreams are associated with low self-esteem, or a lack of self-confidence at some specific moment. These dreams in which, suddenly and for no apparent reason, you leave the house naked, are related to that type of reality.

The same is true with your teeth falling out. Whenever you’re talking to someone and suddenly your teeth fall out, it could be that when you dreamed that, you felt vulnerable by something going on in your life.

5. Dreaming about natural disasters


Storms, fires, intense winds capable of tearing down houses and trees… why does that happen? This is an example of anxiety. It could possibly be a state of very heightened anxiety, in which you feel fragile to everything surrounding you.

These natural elements represent your reality and everything that’s causing you harm: work, personal problems. This could perhaps be the most worrisome type of dream because it represents when you feel most fragile and vulnerable.

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