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9 Types of Dreams You Have and The Actual Dream Meaning.

Updated on March 7, 2017

You wonder about conversations you had during the day, or why someone close to you reacted so bad, but when it comes to dreams, they are the most mysterious thing ever. Scientists explain dreams like they are nothing more important than just the brain doing its job. They say that the brain, when it can't process the whole information during the day, it processes this information at night. They also say that the reason why you may interact in your dreams, with people you do not know in your real life, it is because you have seen them at some point in your life: maybe at the market, or that restaurant you ate several years ago.

Beside this, scientists are not able to explain why you see certain dreams over and over again, or you experience the same nightmares. They can't even explain when your dream becomes reality the other day, they can't explain why most people see them in black and white, while very few people see them in colors. As long as they can not explain the dreams meanings, then we have to figure them out ourselves. Of course, there are dreams that seem just like that: our brain processing the information. But what about the other ones?

You have dreams about your teeth!

Believe it or not, this is one of the most common dream people see. [I have not seen my teeth in a dream yet, but who knows what the future might hold for me.] Anyway, people who have dreams about their teeth, often see their teeth falling, or changing shape, or crumbling into pieces. It often is a real nightmare for them. The Dream Experts explain this with big changes taking place in your life. In the positive side, it may show the fact that you are growing and you are fighting to become a better person, especially if you live in a place where you may not have a bright future, or you are surrounded by people who may bring you down, or by those who do not see their life with the same prospective or the opportunities you imagine your life. In the negative side, this great change may be realizing the fact that you are growing older when you do not deal well with the passing years. Your dream may even reflect your anxiety and your insecurities. Either way, teeth dreams mean great changes. You have to figure out for yourself what the great changes mean in your life.

The naked dream!

This is another very common dream and I have seen it myself. It is very disturbing. You may be at a presentation, or at an event, or at a particular meeting and you look down to see yourself naked, or just in your underwear! It is not like the "Break the Internet" thing, it is much worse. The meaning behind this dream, it is not better either. This naked dream means that you feel vulnerable. It comes from being judged all the time, or your fear of being judged. That's why you get a naked dream for the night. You feel very exposed to these judgment, that if you have not grown a strong shell for yourself, some particular comments may hit you hard. You do not want to feel noticed, you do not want to be ridiculed by others. These things happen on a daily basis, but you have to stand strong. The dream also means that you are feeling these emotions as a result of a new job, or graduation, or any other event you are attending for the first time, for which you are very anxious about. So you experience the dream of showing up naked in events.

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That dream where you are falling!

Off a cliff, off stairs, off everywhere. This is also a nightmare for me and the fact that I am afraid of heights, only adds more fear to the nightmare. Just as the falling in the dream, the meaning in real life it is also falling: life is getting hard, you may have lost your job, you may have gone bankrupt, you are losing someone, etc. In short: your world has gone out of control.

The 'I cannot run!' dream

This is the worst. Want to know mine? I do not really like running, so when I experience it when dreaming is much worse. Often it feels like someone or something is after me, so I have to run, or the other one where I have to run because I want to go somewhere and timing is not on my side. The thing is: I realize in a couple of seconds I cannot run! I cannot even take a step, worse than a turtle. That is exactly where I get out of breath and usually I force myself to wake up. It makes me really anxious. The can't run dream may mean you lack self confidence, or that you are going through a particular moment in your life when you are not sure about things, or how to solve a certain problem, or when you are in a situation that you feel powerless. The usual advice is: Believe in yourself more. I have not seen a dream like this for a long time now. I do not really know if I am trusting myself more, or just the situations in my life have got better.

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The failing exams dream

I have seen this dream too one time or two, but it has always been in school semester when I had exams, especially tough ones.

But there are people who see like they are failing an exam even later in life, when they have a job and have like 10 years that got the diploma. The dream where you fail the test may mean simply that you may be failing your job in real life, or you have issues with your job. Scientist do not really explain why is linked with the school time, but I personally think it is linked with the exams you took during school because that is the very first experience when you feared failing, or you failed. There are some fears that you never get over and return from time to time. This may be one: failing.

The 'Hot Pursuit' dream

It may be really hot, but because your body temperature rises because of fear of being chased by someone or something. I have had these kind of dreams, along with the can't run dream, and I assure you, it is not the best you can see. The meaning is quite releasing though: it means that you just have difficulties confronting or dealing with a certain person. So, the advice here: find the communication and all should be well.

The dream where you fly

Even though this one may be a nightmare, because for me, the flying part comes after the can't run part of dream, when I fly it is a good dream. I always like the feeling of flying, maybe because I would love to fly for real. This dreams is what they call: lucid dreaming. In few words it means that you are in control and you can do whatever you want. I said I love this dream!

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The I woke up inside of a dream, dream.

This is one of the most confusing dreams. You are dreaming about something you do not like, you want to wake up and then you do. But, you wake up in an other dream. It is terrifying sometimes, or maybe all the times, because you wake up [in the dream] in your room, you may even start going through your daily routine. It is called a 'false awakening'. The Experts say that this happens when you are worried about the next day and you do not really want to wake up, you wish to avoid that day. You may figure out if you are in reality or in a dream by simply trying to say your phone number [which I forget even when I am awaken, so I do not think this trick will work for me].

The dream where you want to pee.

Well, there is just one explanation for this one: you really want to pee, so wake up and do it.

© 2014 Engelis

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    • Engelta profile image
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      Engelis 5 months ago from Albania

      It may be because you don't believe in them anymore, or you aren't interested in remembering them but rather once you wake up you dive into the work you have to do for that day.

      Anyway, we remember about half of the dream the first 2 minutes after we wake up, then we remember less and less as time passes. It is just how the brain works. Maybe if you will try to pay attention to what you dream about and how those dreams make you feel, you will start to recall each dream much easier.

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      GalaxyRat 5 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Most of my dreams I don't remember anymore. I don't know why, I've remembered them up until a few years ago. Maybe because I'm getting older?

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      GalaxyRat 7 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      I've had the "I can't run" dream countless times...

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      Heath 11 months ago

      I have dreams of seeing a tornado coming

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      Morgana leFey 11 months ago

      My dreams are mostly in color and extremely detailed - the pattern on the luncheon napkins, the heart-rending emotions, the most elaborate conversations... I wake remembering them for a short time, then being so sad to have lost them. I've had a good life, but my dreams seem so often to be about loss, sometimes mine, sometimes another's. In dreams, the most improbable situations are logical, achievable. Used to share them with Ex. He called them weird so I stopped sharing them. As far as I know none has ever come true. Makes me wonder why the brain/ego/whatever puts so much into these dream worlds.

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      JG 12 months ago

      I don't remember mine most times Just bits or pieces of it. Sometimes I wake up and just have an uneasy feeling.

      Strangely the fragments I do remember I can justify interpretation with what is going on in my life at the time. Of course there is also something so whacky that I wonder, "Now what the heck is the meaning of that?"

      Always jealous of people who dream and remember them.

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      Engelis 15 months ago from Albania

      That is one of my most terrifying nightmares too! I try to scream and my throat feels like it is tired of crying too much and it hurts and can't produce any sound. I don't really know what it means though and there are so many explanations out there but I believe that this is related to every person in a different way because of this certain person's life.

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      Engelis 15 months ago from Albania

      Maybe you are at a point in your life when things are going wrong in some way and you know that certain people are going to let you down or hurt you. However you are not afraid because you have got things under control.

      Well, I can't say more. But I would to see your dream too. It sounds so funny :)

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      The lost Alice 15 months ago

      I had a very strange dream last night, however I really enjoyed it. I was pushed off a cliff but for some reason I wasn't afraid and I even remember thinking, why aren't I afraid? But then I flew and thought oh ya, because I can fly. Then I saw the Cheshire's Cat and he told me to fly beyond the sky. I was confused but it felt very comfortable. I felt like I'd be there for eternity but it was nice. Im not sure what it means but I hope I have that dream again soon.

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      Claire R. 16 months ago

      The "I falling down dream"happens most for me but there's another one when you want to scream or call for help but find that you can't speak;your voice is not getting out of your mouth no matter how hard you try....What does it mean? Thanks

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      dee queen 17 months ago

      I have the dream-inside-of-a-dream allll the time. Once, it went so far as my having a conversation with my deceased sister about whether or not I'd died because I couldn't wake myself up. I thought she'd come for me. Once I woke up crying, as I was in the dream (the second one) because I thought I was going to be late that morning because I couldn't wake myself up. It's sooooo disturbing!! I always try to flip the light switch to know if I'm awake or not. I'm just glad to read this and learn that this happens to others and I'm not going crazy!!

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      Amberlim 17 months ago

      Hi Engel, I found your hub while hub hopping and I really enjoyed it, enough to search up this hub on hubpages. I agree, the best dream of all is the dream where I was flying, with a handsome magician of some sort (bonus!). The I woke up inside of a dream, dream interpretation is too accurate! I can relate to the last time I had this dream and I was indeed anxious about the next day. I had dreams of witches multiple times, and I searched for a dream interpretation of why I was constantly dreaming of witches. (My siblings suggest that I watch too much Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters) The results I have got on Google reflected on my daily life and I realized I was letting someone meddle with my decisions and choices in life. I already know who this is, but I didn't know how much it was affecting me until I read my dream's interpretations. When I am aware of this, I truly made changes to my life, and the dream never came back. It's kinda' like "If you don't learn from the lesson your problems want you to learn from, your problems perpetuate until you do." So true! I used to be anti-dream-interpretations, but after my own personal account, I adopted an open mind towards dream interpretations because I believe it can help me grow aware of my emotional issues that I suppressed from bubbling up. I have so many experiences with the many times a dream helped me learn something about myself. I don't generally believe dream interpretations unless my dreams recur, but this was a marvelous read! Great job!

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      Engelis 18 months ago from Albania

      Maybe deep down you are afraid of losing her somehow?

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      Mario 18 months ago

      I dream that I haven't seen my wife in 10 yrs 20yrs 30 yrs 40yrs and I am trying to find her we have been married for 40yrs. I have been dreaming this over the last 40yrs. It changes yrs as time goes by. I have never told her. We have 3 children 6 grandchildren both have jobs and are happy.

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      Bekki Louise 19 months ago

      I experience 'the can't run' dream, constantly!

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      Leahi Cold Brew Coffee 21 months ago

      I love reading posts about dreams..The one about waking up in a dream happens to me all the time!