#IRL: What Your Most Common Dreams REALLY Mean

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Although Disney taught us “a dream is a wish your heart makes,” in real life (#IRL) our midnight mind wanderings and their meanings aren’t all that straightforward. In fact, if you’re anything like me, a dream – whether sappy, sad, or frightening – is moreso a mystery wrapped in an enigma.

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Constantly faced with death? Showing up to school or work in your birthday suit on a consistent basis? Maybe you’re expecting a golden child? No matter the scenario, we’ve got you covered with quick tips on interpreting visions, courtesy of Lauri Loewenberg, author of So What Did You Dream Last Night? and founder of thedreamzone.com.

So, without further ado, let’s get down to business. If you’re…

Falling Lauri Loewenberg tells Today, this dream is a “red flag from your subconscious.” According to Loewenberg, this REM sleep vision is common in people facing a major life crisis in “finances, a relationship or their career.” It can also signal depression.

Take this dream as a sign to “redirect the situation immediately! Falling dreams are also common for people who suffer from depression.”

Showing up to work or school naked Represents vulnerability and anxiety. According to research, this dream is common for people who have recently started a new chapter in their life, for instance a promotion at work.