Seeing someone dead in your dreams is one of the most common instances. No matter how good your day was or how well you performed at school, sometimes our dreams do not reflect what happened to us in a day but something more mysterious and deep.
But is it necessary that seeing someone dead in your dreams will always mean something and indicate something more serious or something to pay attention to? Maybe, maybe not. Who knows?
But you cannot deny that dreams do have meanings, and they do reflect some serious problems that we might have been facing unknowingly. You need to think about whether it’s just a dream or more than that.
Have you ever seen someone consulting a doctor because they were having constant nightmares and, therefore, they had trouble sleeping? I have seen many people.
Once in a while, it’s fine. But when you start having nightmares or disturbing dreams quite often, it can affect your health and your productivity.
Moreover, nothing can be more disturbing than seeing someone dying in your dreams. Sometimes it isn’t in our hands, but yes, we can find the reason behind it and at least try to fix what is disturbing us.
Dreams & Their Meaning
Dreams and their meaning are one of the most mysterious things in the world. Every brain is different, every dream is different. Moreover, the reason behind those is also subjective.
So, you never know what it actually means and what kind of inner problem it signifies. But there are certain dreams that we all have seen at least one time in our lives.
I’ll give you an example. Yesterday, my colleague and I were talking about dreams, and I said to him that a few years back, I used to see dreams where I was falling from a higher distance. You know what? He agreed and said that it also happened to him.
Then I realized that there must be a pattern in all these dreams. I did some research and found out that people who see these kinds of dreams actually have a fear of getting hurt or failing.
Suppose you often see a dream where you failed an examination. It means that you are suffering from stress. Examination signifies a stressful situation. Your stress is taking a form in your dreams. So, why don’t you relax?
Moving forward, let’s look at the potential reasons behind seeing your favorite person dying in your dreams.
You Have Fears
As I have already told you before, seeing someone dead in your dreams actually reflects your fears and insecurities. Suppose you saw your partner or someone who is very close to you dying. Relax! It does not mean that they are gonna die in real life too.
It only reflects that you are afraid of losing them, and losing them is probably the worst thing that could ever happen to you. So, is it a good thing or a bad thing? Both!
Yes! It is a good thing that you really love someone. But if you are so stressed about losing them that you have started having weird dreams, it’s not a good thing.
See, being madly in love with someone is one of the most adorable things. But love gives you peace, not anxiety.
If you are more anxious after being in love, it means you need to work on that. If it’s your partner, tell them that you are afraid of losing them. Moreover, even if it’s a family member, wait for nothing and resolve it.
The Person is Hurting You
Let me guess, you saw someone close to you dead in your dreams, and now you are not able to recognize what’s wrong. See, sometimes, it’s not only your feelings but the situation too.
Yes, it is also true that your feelings are actually a response to the situation. So, if you and the person have been fighting a lot lately and in some way or the other they have hurt you, you can have these kinds of dreams.
No! I’m not saying that you wish them to die, and that’s why you are having those dreams. Okay, let me get this straight. What is the most terrible thing that you can ever see? Is it death?
If yes, there’s nothing wrong. Death is equivalent to pain, like the feelings you are having now after what they have said to you.
The best way to tackle this is to confront them. If something has hurt you, go and speak up. Say that they have hurt you, and the words are affecting you a lot. If the problem gets resolved, gradually, you will see that you have stopped having these kinds of dreams.
You are Suffering from Anxiety
Is your anxiety working behind those dreams of seeing someone dead who is actually alive? Well, it can be. Moreover, it is one of the most prominent reasons behind these dreams.
The first thing that I would like to say to you is that anxiety is not always what you think. If you think that having panic attacks, screaming, etc., are the only symptoms of anxiety, then you might be mistaken.
Mental health is complex, and so are its symptoms. As I was saying in the beginning, each human brain is different, and each mental health problem impacts every brain differently.
So, if you have googled your symptoms and you think that you know what is going on. You are just making a fool out of yourself.
Seeing someone dead in your dreams can sometimes indicate your mental health issues like anxiety which is nothing but a form of your fears and stress.
So, if you are having similar kinds of dreams, trust me, you need to relax a little and, if possible, consult a therapist. These problems might look very minor at first, but if not taken care of properly, you might regret it.
You are Controlled by Them
I don’t know about you, but I have always listened to my granny saying that death frees you from every kind of boundary and fear. Life beyond death is free and serene. I don’t know whether she was telling the truth at that time or not.
But if you put this theory in the context of dreams in which you are seeing someone dying, it actually makes sense.
Death frees you from every boundary. It reminds me of an advertisement. It was feminist. In that ad, the wife, who was controlled by her husband, started dancing after he died. Why? She was suffocating in that relationship.
This can also apply to you. If you have seen your partner dying in your dreams and the relationship you guys share is not something that you wanted. Moreover, if they control you, this thing can reflect in your dreams.
You might see them dying or suffering. It does not mean that you actually want them to suffer or die. It signifies that the absence of that person from your life actually leads to a self that is free and peaceful.
So, if you are in a toxic relationship, you can have such dreams, and it’s high time that you start working on them.
You Hate Losing Them
Losing someone that you love is probably one of the worst things that could ever happen to someone. Losing your loved ones in dreams is equally terrifying. I have dreamed a lot about losing my dog. She was the cutest, and I have raised her since she was a little puppy.
My dreams simply reflected the fear and love that I had for her. You know how dogs are, right?
So, remember seeing a dead person in your dreams only reflects the feelings you have for them. In most cases, experts have said that the fear of losing works behind those dreams.
Even if you see your mom dying, don’t get frightened. It is nothing but a dream. Moreover, sometimes, it just comes out of nowhere.
It can also happen that you neither had any argument with anyone nor did you feel anxious, but you are still having these kinds of dreams.
Whenever it happens, just remind yourself that your subconscious mind is something that you cannot control. Maybe, you are not thinking about it, but your mind keeps thinking the same.
This is the reason you suddenly remember where you have put the keys after hours spent remembering the same but failing. So, go ahead, and tell your mom that you love her.
Something is Missing in that Relationship
Sometimes, disturbed relationships work behind these dreams. I’m not saying that you and your boyfriend don’t have a good bond. It is not always about your romantic relationships. Sometimes, the bond you share with your family members is also there.
It is seen that those who have been in a rocky relationship or have seen their parents fight often have these dreams. It symbolizes nothing but the trauma your mind has been suffering through.
Look, sometimes the things that are related to these dreams actually do not make sense unless and until you think about them deeply. So, to recognize properly, you need to think on a deeper level.
Moreover, it is not necessary that the reason is recent. Dreams can reflect problems or events that happened years ago. You can never know what triggered your brain, and it showed you these kinds of dreams.
A lot of people have confirmed that they had dreams of losing someone after they moved to a different city, and it was related to their childhood. So, sometimes, you just need to let it be.
What If It’s a Family Member?
Well, it is not necessary that if you see your family member dying, the meaning of your dream changes. Keep in mind that the brain just gathers feelings and memories and creates a situation on its own.
You cannot control them. All the reasons that I have mentioned can reflect the kind of relationship you have with your family member. It can be anything. A minor fear of losing your mother or something major like a rocky relationship with your siblings.
Anything that gives birth to anxiety in you can form such dreams.
Can Dreams Be Controlled?
Well, scientists are working on it. In this world, nothing is impossible, and so is controlling your dreams. You never know what is going to happen in your dreams, right?
In most cases, we are not able to control our dreams because we don’t know that we are dreaming. Research has shown that dreams can only be controlled if you are aware that they are nothing but mere dreams.
Only then will you be able to control your actions. So, is it actually possible? Yes. It is what we call lucid dreaming.
How to Have Good Dreams?
Though dreams are not always something that you can always control, changing habits can break the cycle of bad dreams. There’s no rocket science behind it. You just need to make some simple changes.
- Before going to sleep, stop thinking negatively and try to clear your mind.
- If you drink a lot, stop it.
- Stop your midnight munching.
- Listen to relaxing music before going to sleep.
These habits can help you have good dreams. See, all these things are scientifically proven to have an impact on your dreams.
Excessive drinking or eating right before you sleep doesn’t let your mind relax properly. As a result, you might have disturbing nightmares.
Remember, there is no golden rule. It might also happen that you slept thinking about something positive but had a nightmare. Sometimes, it is just how our body works.
Dreams do not always have meaning. Sometimes we should treat them just like dreams and forget them. Because if you keep thinking about the bad dream, there are chances that you will end up having another nightmare.
Just do your best to think positively and relax. You don’t need to panic about your dreams. Moreover, there are other dreams too, which might have some underlying meaning – 10 Reasons Behind Dreaming about the Same Person.