Anxiety in Your SleepOctober 7, 2016
Each and every night we carry our thoughts, emotions and experiences from the waking world into the dream world of our subconscious. This baggage from your waking reality can be the catalyst for disturbing dreams, especially if you are doing your best to bury feelings of stress, fear and anxiety.
When you deal with a stressful situation in your life, the hormones released by the stress can cause you to suffer from insomnia, or disruptive sleep marked by nightmares. In turn, this lack of sleep can cause a cycle of stress that becomes seemingly impossible to break.
In order to achieve peak health and wellbeing, you must get a good night’s sleep. If you find that your daily stresses are making it difficult to escape into a night of restful slumber, it may be time for you to analyze your dreams to gain crucial insights into your fears and anxieties.
Common Dream Signs of Anxiety
Almost everyone has had a dream that features being exposed as naked in public. A dream about nudity or unintentional exposure may often indicate that you feel as if your private life has become public, even through no choice of your own. If you have dreams of being naked in public, it may be time for you to explore the areas of your life that make you feel vulnerable or exposed and ask yourself it there is anything you can do to protect yourself.
Do you always find yourself on the run in your dreams? If you’re tired of running, it’s time to stop and face your fears. If it’s too much to face while awake, take control of your dream and stop running. Try to confront what’s chasing you and it may give you important clues to help you face what you’re avoiding in your waking life.
Falling from a great height is often a sign that you feel as if you are spiraling out of control and are quickly heading towards an abyss of failure. These dreams are hard to direct in your dream life, so you are going to have to work on these emotions in your waking life. This can be a sign that you have work to do to stop the free fall, so grab a parachute and find your soft landing.
The nightmare of an out-of-control car, train or other type of vehicle is a classic dream indicating that you feel out of control of your destiny. It’s time to explore if you feel stuck in a job or relationship that isn’t headed in the right direction for you. What do you need to do to take control of your life?