Teeth falling out dreams explained – and you might need to take action
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Dream specialist Delphi Ellis has shared the meaning behind several common nightmares including what’s really going on if you are dreaming about your teeth falling out.
While tucked up in bed at night asleep, some people have sweet dreams while others are plagued with nightmares.
And there are a few very common nightmare topics that many experience time and time again – these may include teeth falling out, falling, dying and a partner cheating.
But have you ever wondered what they really mean?
If you’ve had any of these bad dreams and want to know what’s going on, then you’re in luck as a dream specialist has explained the truth behind the nightmares.
Delphi Ellis has explained the meaning behind common nightmares – and what you can do about them.
Speaking to The Mirror, Delphi discussed what your teeth dreams mean.
She said: “This is a really common dream, the interpretation of which is steeped in traditional meaning.
“For some cultures the teeth represent people, so to dream of losing a tooth may symbolise a fear of losing someone close to you.
“Today, teeth can also represent status and wealth – so, again, to dream of one (or several) falling out can suggest that money is an issue.”
The specialist went on to say: “Lots of people dream that the teeth are crumbling into the mouth.
“Anything in the mouth in a dream can symbolise a problem with communication, so have a think about with whom you’re struggling to get your point across.”
Delphi also explained what dreams about death really mean – but it turns out there isn’t one simple explanation.
“We know, from years of research, that all dreams mean something. Everybody is different, so dreams of death will mean something unique to the dreamer,” she shared.
“In some traditions, people come together and discuss their dreams each morning – dreaming of death was a good sign, with the prospect that this was news predicting a birth.
“Death in dreams can also reflect change we see in others or ourselves. If someone we love is behaving differently, this can manifest as a death in a dream.”
She continued: “Young mums often dream about the death of their babies, recognising the responsibility they feel for the safety of their child and the worry that something bad may happen.
“Parents may also have death dreams as children grow older, acknowledging that the vulnerable young person who depended on them is no longer there.
“Some people fear dreams of death are an omen that something bad is about to happen; I’ve met many people who have described predictive dreams, so it’s understandable why some people worry it will come true when they dream that someone passes away.
“Thankfully though, dreams of death – whilst disturbing – mainly serve to remind us how precious life is and that we should make the most of every moment with the people we love and care about.
“Death dreams can be caused by anxiety, particularly if we have heard news of a passing or there is someone precious on our mind; as we start to consider our own mortality we may be thinking about how time could be running out.
“It’s important to address anxiety and set yourself up for a good night sleep, by dealing with stress positively during the day and ensuring your bedroom environment is relaxing and calm.”
Delphi also told how there are two types of dream about falling – one where the dreamer ‘relishes’ the feeling of falling and the other where it is not enjoyable.
The first likely means you have an adventure ahead of you and like not knowing where it will take you, while the latter suggests you are feeling out of control.
Courtney Pochin / mirror.co.uk