Dreaming your teeth fall out is due to subconscious fear – but not about dentist
Every night about 90 minutes after you fall asleep, your body will enter the REM – Rapid Eye Movement – cycle.
During this state we will have about five dreams, but more often than not they will make very little sense when you wake up.
But the dreams you have can actually reflect scenarios or feelings you experience in your day-to-day life, so it’s well worth keeping note of them.
One of the most common dreams that people have is the sensation that their teeth are falling out – and no, this isn’t a reminder to book a check-up at the dentist.
It turns out that a teeth-related dream, can mean a whole host of different things.
Jungian psychotherapist Richard Nicoletti told The Huffington Post : “It could mean the dreamer’s ability to assess emotional experiences was being interfered with.
“When the teeth fall out, one’s survival is challenged, one’s ability to eat, so it could mean disease.
“If it’s a person other than the dreamer whose teeth are falling out, the dreamer may have an issue with the person, who may be a superior at work, for example.
“The dream may indicate that the fear of the person in waking life is overstated.”
Nicoletti explained that this could also subconsciously relate to our fear of growing older.
“In the West, aging is feared and repressed as much as possible. Losing teeth…therefore, would be a graphic illustration of a metaphorical death sentence or reminder of death.”
Another theory, according to Freudian psychology, is if a woman is dreaming about her teeth falling out, she is subconsciously longing to have children.
Whereas, if a man has a dream about the same thing, it can mean they’re afraid of castration.