Does anyone have recurring dreams?

  1. I used to have a dream where I could not keep my door closed. And if it actually closed then a window would open. Once the whole wall disappeared. Unnerving! I was able to figure out why I was having that dream and when I did figure it out, the dream stopped happening.

    Lately the dream is that I am trying to accomplish something but am prevented, usually by someone I know needing my time and keeping me from doing what I need to do or getting where I need to go. I can't think of anything in my life that I am unable to accomplish at this time so this dream is bugging me.

    Anyone else? And did you figure out why you had the recurring dream?
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  3. by   aimeee
    When I take a nap in the afternoon I will sometimes get into the really weird state where I am dreaming that I am supposed to wake up from my nap but I am having a really hard time. I dream that I am trying to open my eyes but they just won't stay open and my arms and legs are like lead or they just won't move. It's horrible and it ruins a perfectly good nap!
  4. by   pkmom
    I have this dream that my teeth all rot and fall out of my mouth; one minute they are perfectly good teeth, and then they'rej ust gone. they just crumble like feta cheese.
  5. by   Paprikat
    I, too, have had the recurring teeth falling out dream. I forget what it means (looked it up in the dream interpretation book long ago).
    Prior to nursing, I was a waitress in a busy restaurant, I now have the recurring dream of being the only waitress in the whole restaurant, which is full, and I don't know to do!
  6. by   ERNurse752
    I have the teeth dream too!

    Sometimes they rot out, and other times I can't keep from gritting my teeth in my dream, and they crumble and fall out...something I read said that they often are dreams of embarassment or potentially embarassing situations, aka, "losing face."
    Or that it could be a clue you grit your teeth in your sleep.

    Don't you hate it when you work 12 hours, go home to sleep, dream about work, wake up feeling like you've never left work, and have to go back that next night? Yuck!!!

  7. by   NurseDennie
    I have dreams about my teeth very infrequently - thank Heavens!!! Because every time I have a losing-tooth dream, somebody close to me dies.

    I have an recurring dream where I am being held captive and being tortured to death. I fool my captives into thinking I like them and they loosen their bonds on me, and I escape!!! I'm wandering around unknown territory, alone (sometimes undressed), almost always injured to one degree or another. I start to feel like I've escaped, and a person in a car stops and asks if I need help. I decide to trust him and -- BOOM - I'm right back where I started!

    It's a pretty apt description of my life - I guess my subconscious doesn't have much of an imagination.

    Except for that dream, every repeating dream I've ever had has come true! Weird, huh?

    Do you dream about real people? I almost never do.


  8. by   pkmom
    I'm glad i'm not the only one with the toothless dream. Are there any other interpretations?
    I hate dreaming about work, what's the point of sleep if you are back at work
    Dennie, I always dream about real people, sometimes it makes me scared of that person for a few days!
  9. by   CEN35
    well............don't really have any consistently reoccuring dreams, at least not the same identical dream. :d
    i haven't had any of those since i was a kid. i always thought it would be neat to pick up one of those books, where they claim to be able to tell things by your dreams though. guess i better finish the book i am currently reading first though! lol!

  10. by   ClariceS
    I frequently dream about real people. Often I dream about people I don't think I have ever seen before in waking life but in my dream I seem to know them well.

    I also have some dreams that make total sense to me while I am dreaming but when I wake up and try to explain them, they start to sound completely whacko or silly.
  11. by   KRVRN
    OMIGOD I have the teeth falling out dream too! They don't crumble away though. I usually wake up (in my dream) and discover that one or more of my teeth are missing or so extremely loose that they are going to fall out. Luckily, I don't have the dream very often (it's very unnerving!).
  12. by   NurseDennie
    I don't know how to interpret dreams. I bought some books about it when I was very young, and they didn't help. I wanted to know about my weird dreams!!

    I don't interpret my tooth-falling out dreams, either. If I have one, I lose a relative or close friend. The dreams are icky, too. The tooth is loose and I can't stop playing with it, even with the absolute knowledge that if I play with it, it will fall out and I Should see the dentist and have them save it before it's too late. But then it is too late, I've played with it, and it's come out. It's completely painless in the dream, too. Then I seriously consider trying to put the tooth back, but that would hurt, so I don't. Then I wake up and think "S**t, I've had that bloody dream again" and then somebody dies.

    Once my best friend and I met and went shopping in our dreams - same dream, same night, same shopping center.. That was cool.


  13. by   pkmom
    I occasionally have prophetic dreams too. they aren't anything amazing, just everyday dreams, but things happen exactly the way they did in the dream!
  14. by   RNforLongTime
    At least once a month, I have a dream regarding myself and the guy I had a crush on in high school. It usually ends up that we have sex or something like that. Being as I am married...does this mean I still have a crush on him or what?