You might be thinking that a nightmare is the worst thing that can happen for a person who is sleeping but there is actually another set of dream which is even worse than nightmares. It is called “anxious dreams”.
Isn’t anxious dream and nightmare the same thing? If so, how to differentiate one another?
They both are not the same. Anxious dreams are more disturbing than nightmares. Its effect would be there even after waking up. So, if you are feeling stressed, sad, anxious, angry, bad, depressed after waking up from your sleep and you seem to have found no reason or cause for it, you must have had an anxious dream the night before.
What is an anxious dream? Why does it come?
Anxious dream is a way, the mind processes or addresses our buried/unprocessed feelings and thoughts. All the deep thoughts and feelings which you firmly avoided feeling or thinking in the daytime, get stored and are played at night in your dream-like movie with you as the main lead. So, it’s no wonder that it's more disturbing than normal bad dreams.
The negative and worrisome thoughts influence the type of dream, one gets to experiences? Any example?
Well, yes, it’s true. Here are 16 anxious dreams and the reason behind those dreams. Give it a read to understand it better. I’m sure you would have had more than one dream among these 16 dreams.
1 DREAMT LIKE YOU ARE FALLING
Reason: It denotes that you have been holding onto some situations or some things or someone too tightly and because of it, you feel scared at times.
2 RUNNING LATE
Reason: You see yourself as a person who is unlucky, who misses good things and opportunities at the last minute. You have pictured yourself as a person who is always being one step behind everyone.
3 BEING CHASED
Reason: You are avoiding some situations or people in your life.
Reason: You are excessively worried about some things lately.
Reason: you are feeling uncertain and insecure about something in your life.
Reason: You have been experiencing panic attacks. You are scared of some issues more lately.
7 YOU ARE WRITING AN EXAM FOR WHICH YOU DIDN’T EVEN PREPARE FOR:
Reason: You feel like you have not prepared, given your best for some important event in your life.
8 WAVES OF WATER/ FLOODING
Reason: You have been overwhelmed with new good or bad changes. They seem to increase with time.
9 NAKED IN PUBLIC PLACES
Reason: you feel inferior about yourself because of something. You are embarrassed by yourself. You feel very less confident in how others see you.
(sometimes you might notice that only you are reacting to being naked in public and others don’t seem to mind it in your dream. This means: you aware that others don’t have any problem with you and it's just your inferiority that is messing with you.)
10 BURNING BUILDING OR HOUSE
Reason: You are too exhausted from handling all the stress. You have reached the maximum level on your stress-o-meter.