Recurring Dreams – Why Do This Happen?

Why do we have recurring dreams and why they happen?

Recurring dreams are repeating dreams and here are some of the meanings behind this type of dream that most of us experience.

Experts are still trying to unravel the mystery of dreams. It is still uncertain what causes this and where these images and scenarios are stemming from. Most dreams, however, happen during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. It has been shown that brainwaves are active during REM cycles as they are when we’re awake.

Dream alone is a mystery and figuring out what a dream means is yet another mystery.

Recurring Dreams
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Here are the different types of dreams:

  1. Recurring dreams
  2. Daydreams
  3. False-awakening dreams
  4. Lucid dreams
  5. Nightmares

About the recurring dreams

This type of dream is a repeating dream that has the same theme, location, or person which can either be good, bad, or somewhere in between. As mentioned above, there are many different theories about dreams and for the recurring ones, the plot or characters will change but the central theme sticks to one.

Just like the other types of dreams, it may be influenced by what happened in our waking life while some could be a result of:

  • Anxiety
  • Unmet needs
  • Toxic stress
  • Complicated grief
  • Relationship anxiety
  • Difficulty with transitions
  • Trauma

It is also correlated with some conditions such as temporal lobe epilepsy, narcolepsy, REM behavior disorder, sleep apnea, and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD).

Some of the most common recurring dreams we have are:

  1. Dreams of falling
  2. Dreams of losing teeth
  3. Dreams of being not prepared
  4. Dreams of being chased
  5. Dreams about an ex-lover
  6. Dreams about a specific person
  7. Dreams of not being able to talk
  8. Dreams of being trapped
  9. Dreams about urinating

When to Seek Professional Help

When this recurring dream becomes a recurring nightmare or this one cause you to distressed that affects your sleep and your daily activity, you must see a professional.

We don’t usually remember most of our dreams but the details are sure strange and mind-altering.

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