Ever had a dream so random and out of place that you’re left wondering ‘what the heck?!’ Falling down the stairs, seeing faces you’ve never everrrr met before in your life, being naked in public- I’m pretty sure all of us had those. No? Then you’re either dead, an alien or god. And whichever it is, good for you.

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So my bored,overanalyzing self became really curious as to the meaning behind these absurd,nonsensical dreams. So here are the meaning behind some of the weird dreams we see:

·      Being chased

This is one of the most commonly reported dreams. Mostly because the anxiety we feel in the dream is so vivid, that it makes it easier for us to remember them. Often, the reason for these dreams comes not from the fear of actually being chased, but rather what we're running from. Chase dreams help us to understand that we may not be addressing something in our waking lives that requires our attention.

·      Nudity

Emotional or psychological exposure or vulnerability is very often expressed in dreams through nudity. The body part that's exposed can give more insight into the emotion that our dreams are helping us to understand.

·      Paralysis

Unknown to most people, the body is actually encountering a form of paralysis during dreaming, which prevents it from physically performing the actions occurring in their dreams, therefore dreaming about paralysis frequently represents the overlap between the REM stage and waking stage of sleep. Dreaming about paralysis can also indicate that the dreamer feels he or she lacks control in their waking life.

·      Falling

Not all falling dreams are scary and negative. Some dreamers report a type of slow falling that indicates serenity and the act of letting go. Often, falling uncontrollably from a great height indicates something in waking our life that feels very much out of control.

·      People

Seeing other people in your dream often is a reflection of the different aspects of the self. The people in dreams can relate to characteristics that need to be developed. Specific people directly relate to existing relationships or interpersonal issues we need to work through.Dreaming of a lover, in particular, is frequently symbolic of an aspect of ourselves, from which we feel detached.