Most common nightmares and what they mean – from losing teeth to being on fire

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With Halloween right round the corner and the nights getting darker, it’s officially spooky season.

In addition, we are in the middle of a pandemic, which has had quite a significant impact on people’s subconscious thoughts in their sleep.

You may have found yourself having more nightmares, or struggling to sleep in general.

But have you ever wondered what the nightmares you’re having mean?

MatressNextDay has uncovered the most common nightmares we’re having – and also what they mean.

Here are the top 10 most common nightmares people in the UK are having, based on Google search volume.

With the help of fear and phobia expert Lauren Rosenberg, as well as Environmental Psychologist, Lee Chambers, they have also explained the hidden meanings behind the nightmares.

Let us know in the comments below if you've had any of these….

1. Getting shot

If you die after being shot in the dream, it can indicate that you are being hurt by someone in your real life.

But if you survive, this could suggest you are passionate and fighting for something in your waking life.

2. Being in a fire

Nightmares about fire can mean many things.

If you’re unafraid of the fire, the dream could suggest you are “on fire” with drive an creativity.

If you are burned from the fire, the experts say it indicates your temper is raging.

Alternatively, it could be trying to warn you against risky or dangerous activities of “playing with fire”.

3. Teeth falling out

According to Lee, a dream about teeth falling out is often a sign of psychological stress.

He said: “If you are under intense pressure, significantly worried about major life changes or neglecting your self-care, this dream can be extremely common.

“Whilst it is scary in the moment, it is likely a sign to look at your overall health and wellbeing.”

4. Seeing a ghost

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According to the experts, seeing a ghost in a dream is usually a subconscious expression that you are suffering from grief or loss.

However, if the ghost is a deceased relative or loved one, this will feel distinctly different, and usually more positive.

5. Drowning

Dreams about drowning are often linked to fear of losing yourself in some way, according to the experts.

You will feel like you are “drowning” under the weight of emotions, and being unable to handle or process them.

6. Being chased

A nightmare about being chased is never pleasant, and it could suggest you are avoiding a person, or an issue.

The experts say the key to figuring out this dream is to focus on who or what is chasing you, and what the person or thing represents.

You may just be running away from your fears or something you feel uncomfortable addressing.

7. Being naked in public

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This classic, but uncomfortable nightmare could be linked to feeling embarrassed about something that other people don’t know about you.

8. Being attacked

This is not usually about wanting to hurt yourself or others, but is more linked to your own unresolved internal conflict, say the experts.

Perhaps there is something in your life that you need to get rid of – such as a behaviour or belief you have outgrown.

9. Surrounded by bugs

The experts say dreaming about insects, especially in large numbers, is often a symbol of negative thoughts or feelings.

Feelings such as guilt or anxiety are haunting you, or, more metaphorically are crawling through your unconscious mind.

10. Getting lost

This could be linked to a situation in your waking life where you are anxious about not finding your way.

The experts say these dreams can help you find direction.

Or it can symbolise that you feel like you have lost an aspect of yourself.

  • Sleep

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