The most common dreams, and what they really mean

The subject of dream interpretation has for centuries fascinated people, and we can all relate. Although it's still not fully understood why we even dream at all, analyzing dreams and ascribing meaning to them has become a source of both entertainment and self-reflection.

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We’ve all had those dreams that have made us wake up in a full panic, only to realize they’re, well, just dreams. But what do they actually mean? The subject of dream interpretation has for centuries fascinated people, and we can all relate. Although it's still not fully understood why we even dream at all, analyzing dreams and ascribing meaning to them has become a source of both entertainment and self-reflection. With the average person having between three and five dreams per night, psychologists and neurobiologists have a number of theories to offer about why we dream and what our dreams may mean.

Curious? Check out this gallery for some of the most common dreams and their meaning.

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The most common dreams, and what they really mean

We’ve all had those dreams that have made us wake up in a full panic, only to realize they’re, well, just dreams. But what do they actually mean? The subject of dream interpretation has for centuries fascinated people, and we can all relate. Although it's still not fully understood why we even dream at all, analyzing dreams and ascribing meaning to them has become a source of both entertainment and self-reflection. With the average person having between three and five dreams per night, psychologists and neurobiologists have a number of theories to offer about why we dream and what our dreams may mean. Curious? Check out this gallery for some of the most common dreams and their meaning.

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Losing teeth

One of the most common types of dreams, it might mean that you're worried about your appearance, or that you're concerned about your ability to communicate.

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Losing teeth

Dreaming about losing teeth might also be rooted in reality. According to a 2018 study, actual dental irritation could be the reason, rather than psychological distress.

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Being chased

Running away from something or being chased in your dream suggests that you are running away from something that is causing you fear or anxiety. A behavior of avoidance contributes to this dream, which can also be a recurring dream until you find the issue and resolve it in your waking life.

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Falling

Falling in a dream may reflect feelings of fear, anxiety, or betrayal. They can also be associated with feeling out of control or overwhelmed. Falling dreams can also be caused by letdowns and disappointments, especially by things we had high hopes for.

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Cheating

Dreams about you or your partner cheating can be scary, but they're not uncommon. While these dreams might be the reflection of fears of infidelity, such dreams probably don't mean that your significant other is cheating or will cheat. If you're the one cheating in the dream, it could be about a new element in your life that your subconscious feels is taking away from your relationship.