3 Common Dreams: What They Really Mean
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3 Common Dreams: What They Really Mean

Dream interpretation is a fun, interesting concept. Find out what three common dreams are and what they really mean.

Dreaming is a thing nearly everyone in the world experiences. From wild dreams to common dreams, they all have a meaning behind them. Interested in finding out what your dreams are about? You should check out some of these common dreams and their meanings.

Your Teeth are Falling Out

A dream where your teeth are falling out or rotten can be disturbing and unnerving. Often times, these types of dreams seem so vivid that you must check your mouth yourself in order to reassure that your teeth are still there. The most common interpretation of this type of dream is that you are worried about what other people think of you. This interpretation comes from the pressure that society puts on looking beautiful, thin, and sexy. The secondary interpretation is that this dream means a loss of power or power struggle is evident in your life; maybe you lost your job, your spouse, or some one important in your life you looked up to.


Dreams where the sleeper is falling is possibly the most common type of dream. This dream can mean many things, from a lack of indiscretion sexually to the fear of failing. It is believed that if you don’t wake up from these dreams before you reach the end of the fall, you will die; obviously, this is not the case. Dreams of falling may mean that you’re afraid you’re unable to keep up with the demands your daily life makes of you. Falling dreams usually leave you nothing to hold on to, symbolizing that there is no way for you to help yourself.

Naked Dreams

Clothes conceal the things that we might otherwise be ashamed or embarrassed to show the public so it’s no wonder that these types of dreams evoke those feelings in us. Most of the time, you’re minding your own business in your dream and then your stark naked. This type of dream can also mean that you’re vulnerable or that you’ve been caught off guard by a sudden exposure. Falling dreams can wake you with a start and leave you feeling disoriented.

These three dreams are only three of many common dreams that everyone has. While dream interpretation is open for discussion, many of these dreams have a very general correlation to events in your life. Waking up after having one of these dreams and thinking about events in your life will help you to make the match. Your anxiety, fear, or embarrassment can be translated in dreams with any number of outcomes or situations – even hash brown eating hamsters.

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Comments (6)

Great work. Thanks for sharing.

I've come to enjoy the naked dreams!

Lol. I wish I can remember my naked dreams. Local Philippine folklore believes that dreams of falling teeth signifies the death of a family member. Hasn't happened to anyone I know, so I can't say how they got that. Great article btw.

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Thanks everyone! I have had the teeth dream a lot in my life, actually. The naked dream came around when I was younger. I might do a follow up to this since it's gotten so much attention; there are actually about 12 common dreams.

I'm sure you could do a whole follow-up just on flying dreams - the actual ones where we're flapping our arms and flying in the air and the ones when we're actually in an airplane - pretty much nightly for me...

Thanks for writing this article! I always enjoy reading about dreams. I tend to have very vivid, weird, and colorful dreams that have been prophetic at times but mostly just memorable. Sometimes things in my waking life will even trigger memories of a dream I've had several years ago! I have had many, many dreams of my teeth falling out, and also of falling (as well as being chased) or exploring unknown buildings with ornate surroundings.