Top 9 Most Common Dreams And What They Symbolize

Dreaming for the most part is something we all enjoy. Some say dreams is our lives from another dimension, or an alternate universe. When we’re dreaming, these dreams are a series of rapid random thoughts, or flashes of vivid images while we’re sleeping.

What a dream does, is reveals a lot about the current state of our lives and personality. A standard average dream, only lasts around 20 minutes. The individual can also have various versions of dreaming, on a nightly basis.

While some dreams are extremely rememberable and will remain with you once waking, the majority of them, you’ll have little or at times no recall about what the dream was about.

The reason why most dreams aren’t remembered, is because the specific area of the brain that’s assigned to retain information, is inactive during the dreaming process.

Dreams are thought to be in monochrome, black and white, and usually features people or places you already know in real life and are familiar with. It’s thought to be rare you dream of strangers you haven’t met.

9. Dreams Of The Sensation Of Flying

dreams that you are flying
This is thought to be a type of a compensating dream. When you dream of yourself flying, which is obviously impossible for humans to do in real life, what it may signal is that you’re attempting to escape your current life circumstances, or a situation.

That you are currently leading an unhappy or unsatisfactory life or condition, and are wanting to escape from that situation.

Or, what you’re living is the type of life you want to lead, through your dreams. At times, it can also have a completely different meaning, one that you’re on top of things in your life and because of that you’re soaring.

You perhaps think you’re more superior than others, and are confident you’ll rise above any and all difficult circumstances.

8. Dreams Of Always Being Late

dreams of always being late
What you constantly dream of, is being late for an important meeting, some type of appointment or an exam. Or you dream you fail that exam pretty badly.

What this generally means, is that there’s work related stress and anxiety that’s building up in your life. It could be that your current workload may be too heavy, and you’re unable to cope with it properly.

You can also be overwhelmed, or frightened about your work day ahead. You may have also missed an important opportunity recently, when you symbolically dream you’re about to miss a bus or a train.

7. Dreaming Of Pregnancy Or Becoming Pregnant

dreaming of pregnancy or becoming pregnant
If you’re a male, and you dream of pregnancy, the reason for this might be you’re either seeking or wanting the same sense of control, that your partner has in the relationship, as she has the ability to reproduce and you don’t.

It could also be something completely unrelated, such as starting a new business or a new job and a new baby symbolizes that.

When a female dreams of pregnancy or becoming pregnant, it gives her a sense of superiority, or a reminder she has the ability to reproduce, and is thus the superior gender because of it.

It could also be a signal there might be good news ahead, or it’s the start of a new beginning in her.

6. Dreams Of Someone Cheating On You

dreaming that someone is cheating on you
If you dream your partner or spouse is cheating on you, what it doesn’t necessarily mean is they’re actually being unfaithful in waking life. What it can symbolize instead, is you’re just highlighting your insecurities in the relationship.


You may feel you’re cheated on, because of some type of recent disappointment, or you’re wanting to spend more quality time with someone. To eliminate these types of dreams, realize they’re symbolic, especially if your relationship is rock solid and secure.

5. Dreams Of Getting Or Being Lost

having dreams of being lost
What some dream of is constantly being or getting lost, such as in a forest or a maze, which can symbolize you feel you don’t fit in with your current social circumstances in life, in general. Or that your current reality, is filled with frustration and anxiety.

What getting lost can also imply, is you’re searching for someone or something. You may of just recently moved to a new place or found a new job, and are having difficulty adapting or adjusting, and feel a bit out of place.

It could also mean you’re having difficulty making a major life decision, and you’re at a crossroad in life.

4. You Dream You’re Famous Or Are A Celebrity

you dream that you're famous or a celebrity
Dreaming about being famous, means what you admire are those who are already famous, such as a favorite celebrity. The attention you’re garnering in your dream, makes you feel important.

What you vividly remember is dreaming of being around, or hanging out with famous people, movie stars or sports heroes that you admire.

Symbolically, what this may mean, is what you’re craving for is more attention, or you’re wanting a higher social status in real life. This behavior can be related to having low self esteem, so the remedy could be finding new friends who appreciates you more.

3. Dreams Of Being Chased

dreams of being chased
What some will dream of is being chased by someone or something. It could be an animal, another person, or something mythical. What being chased implies, is you’re running away from or avoiding a pressing issue, or someone you may be afraid of.

If you’re being chased by another human, it will usually be someone you already know. So realize the reason why you’re being chased.

You will then begin to understand the reason why you’re trying to escape. Once you resolve this, this particular dream should go away.

2. Dreams Of You Being Naked

dreams that you have no clothes on
There are some who will dream of themselves being in their birthday suit, no clothes on, in public. This can be because you might be completely embarrassed of who you are.

Or it can also mean you’re extremely proud of yourself, your physique, so you like to exhibit. If you dream of being naked, you might be revealing a secret desire of being “exposed” some how.

It might be related to a wish of being more open and inviting, which may also lead you to feeling vulnerable and helpless. It’s seldom, that dreaming of yourself being naked makes you feel comfortable. If you feel happiness however, you re confident about your body.

1. Dreams That You’re Falling Or Sinking

dreams that you're falling or sinking
You may suddenly wake up in a sweat, when dreaming of falling endlessly into a deep spiral. Dream analysts believe the individual who’s experiencing the sensation of falling, is either depressed and their life is spinning out of control, or they’re moving in the wrong direction.

Something in their life may currently be in turmoil, such as their career, finances or a relationship.

What this falling symbolizes is you the dreamer may of lost support from someone, or are hopelessly trapped, this in a situation where the wrong decision may of been made, or is completely out of your control.

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