20 Most Common Dreams and What They Supposedly Mean

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Do you think only human dream? No, Animals also dream. Most of the times we can’t recall our dreams and sometimes we can remember only a little bit. It is thought that people spend 2 hours of the night dreaming. We can’t understand dreams fully. Some of the dreams can be our subconscious sorting through the junk of the day while some of them can be very disturbing if they return on a regular basis. Between mysticism and psychology lies the world of dream interpretation. Do you want to know the meaning of your dream? Here are 20 most common dreams and their meaning for you.

Here Are The 20 Most Common Dreams And What They Supposedly Mean

1. 6 Whole Years

6 Whole Years

On average, a man or woman spends about six years of his or her life dreaming.

2. It’s Not All Black and White

It’s Not All Black and White Most Common Dreams

If you grew up watching black and white television as a child then you will see more monochrome dreams than others who grew up watching color television.

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3. Daydream Believer

Daydream Believer

Psychologists think that daydreaming can be associated with dreams that happen during sleep. Whatever they include several mental processes.

4. Divine Dreams

Divine Dreams

The Greeks considered dreams as messages of gods. In ancient Greece, they would sleep in sacred places to dream significant dreams.

5. Dreaming in the Dark

Dreaming in the Dark

The blind also dream. The people who lost their eyesight later in life see visual imageries in their dreams. Whatever dreams are not visual only. It can be of sound, smell, and touch. Blind people experience dreams through smell, sound, and touch.

6. Dreams as a Device

Dreams as a Device

Shakespeare took help from dreams to develop characters and the plots of his plays.

7. Familiar Faces

Familiar Faces

Do you know that we only see the faces in our dreams that we see every day? But you can’t recognize because we see hundreds of faces daily.

8. Forget About It

Forget About It

We forget dream within five minutes of waking.  Within 10 minutes we forget about 90% of our dreams. We can remember dreams more significantly if we wake up during the REM stage.

9. Free Falling

Free Falling

Falling dreams generally occur in the primary stages of sleep. We experience myoclonic jerks which is a kind of muscle spasms during these dreams.

10. Human Nature

Human Nature Most Common Dreams

If you dream of unpreparedness, flying, falling and public humiliation then you are in anxiety which comes as a form of the dream.

11. It’s a Man’s World

It’s a Man’s World

If you are a man then about 70 percent character of your dream will be men. If you are a woman then an equal amount of men and women will appear in your dream.

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12. Not “Sew” Bad

Not “Sew” Bad

One night sewing machine inventor Elias Howe dreamt a nightmare where cannibals chased him holding spears in their hand. Later Howe took help from that dream and designed the sewing needle according to the spear.

13. Premonition


18-38% of people say that they have dreamt at least a single precognitive dream and 70% said that they have dreamt déjà vu.

14. Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

Birth order plays an important role in case of aggression in dreams.  Women experience less violent subject than man. Firstborn females play more aggressively in their dreams where first born male experience themselves in a more positive way than their smaller male siblings.

15. Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

An experiment shows that waking someone up at the beginning of the REM stage of sleep can create irritability, hallucinations and at consequently lead to psychosis.

16. Temporary, Yet Terrifying

Temporary, Yet Terrifying Most Common Dreams

About 40 percent of people experience sleep paralysis when they wake up, recognize their surroundings and become unable to move for as long as one minute.

17. Tiny Dreamers

Tiny Dreamers

Do you know even fetuses in the womb dream? Though they have no visual experience, their dreams consist of sound and touch sensations.

18. Up for Interpretation

Up for Interpretation

19. Where Dreams Are Made

Where Dreams Are Made

Plato thought that dreams are originated in the organs of the belly. He considered the liver as the biological seat of dreams.

20. Animals Dream Too

Animals Dream Too Most Common Dreams

Research shows that animals, particularly mammals dream like the human.

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I am from Chicago by birth and by choice, I am happy to be on the road exploring new destinations, especially in February, often the coldest of the winter months of the city. I have bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism, and I've spent much of my career in news working for The Associated Press and Chicago Tribune. Over the past decade, I have focused on exploring the world as a writer and independent travel photographer. Highlights include tracking and photographing wild animals in Kenya, documenting monarch butterflies hibernates on a mountain in Mexico and spending a night in a tent in the Sahara desert.

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