Why Do Many People Have Recurring Dreams?

Many people have the same or a similar dream many times, over either a short period of time or their lifetime. Recurring dreams usually mean there is something in your life you’ve not acknowledged that is causing stress of some sort. The dream repeats because you have not corrected the problem. Another theory is that people who experience recurring dreams have some sort of trauma in their past they are trying to deal with. In this case, the dreams tend to lessen with time.

Why do we have recurring dreams? Well, simple answer. Dreams are a way for your subconscious mind to show you the right way to something. No kidding! It is true. So, if you keep avoiding the path in your dreams, and taking the same old route, your subconscious will have to keep showing you the right path. Simple. So, your dreams are like a nagging system that your mind uses. The faster you heed it, the faster they will stop. The point is, what to heed, how to understand the psychology of dreams?

What if the recurring dream keeps recurring?

If these dreams don’t let up it may be worth your while to seek assistance from a therapist who could help you change the dream through hypnosis

1. You can change a dream ending quite easily by deciding beforehand what the new ending will be. Think about your dream during the day and imagine it playing out with your new ending.

2. When you are drifting off to sleep use the power of suggestion and repeat over and over to yourself that you want “X and Y” to happen in your dream.

3. There are certain medications that can relieve recurring dreams. Anti-anxiety drugs like MAO inhibitors, a drug that represses the part of sleep in which you dream, can also suppress recurring dreams.

If changing your dream on your own doesn’t help, there are therapists with more advanced techniques that may work. And therapists may be able to help you better understand your dream meanings which in the end could mean the dream will stop.

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