From being trapped in a tight place to having your naked body scrutinized, we count fifteen of the most common nightmares. Enjoy the video?
15 – Spiders
Many of us find spiders terrifying in waking life – I mean, poisonous fangs, sticky webs for immobilising prey, and all those hairy legs just waiting to crawl all over you. It’s not surprising our fear of arachnids follows us when we go to sleep.
But spiders in our dreams are more than just a literal scary presence; they’re said to represent controlling forces that have come into your life. They’re a primitive, symbolic dream that is said to be our subconscious’s way of dealing with manipulation.
For men, spiders often symbolise difficult relationships with women, usually bosses, wives or mothers. For women, spiders can represent oppressive male figures, such as brothers, fathers or even lovers.
Regularly stalked by dream spiders? It might be worth looking at your relationships.