9 Most Common Dreams And Their Meanings
Complete Wellbeing|February 2016

Presenting the nine most common dreams and what they are trying to tell you.

Theresa Cheung

Your teeth are falling out. One by one you catch them in your hand. There is nothing you can do to stop it from happening. People are staring at you. You rush into the restroom, look in the mirror and see your toothless reflection smile back at you. You start to panic and just as you are about to scream you wake up. Relief! It was but a dream.

Yes, it was just a dream. But knowing this doesn’t stop you from tapping your teeth to make sure they are all there, and throughout the day whenever you glance in the mirror you can’t help but feel reassured to see your teeth intact. The dream felt so real. What did it mean? Should you visit your dentist? No, your teeth are in great shape because you visited your dentist a month ago a er having the same dream. So, why are you having this dream yet again?

Teeth falling out is one of the most common dreams people have, so there has to be some kind of meaning to it. The great majority of dreams are as unique as the person who dreams them but certain dreams come up time and time again. Here are nine of the most common dreams we have and the psychological reasoning behind them.

1 Naked

In this extremely common dream, you are with a group of people and suddenly you realise you are the only person who is not wearing anything. You are completely naked. This dream suggests that you are feeling exposed and vulnerable in your waking life; you need to protect yourself. A flip side interpretation is that your subconscious is urging you towards greater self-expression or the freedom to be more honest in your relationships.

2 Losing teeth

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