If you frequently dream about failing that final exam, free-falling a great distance, or even rolling up to work without clothes, then you are far from alone. These are just a few of the common dream scenarios that seem to exist on a loop for some people. And as it turns out, the freaky things it means if you have reoccurring dreams more than 3 times may cause you to rethink these scenarios forever.
As weird as they can be, recurring dreams are common. In fact, about 75 percent of Americans claimed to experience reoccurring dreams at some point in their lives, according to a survey of over 2,000 people by Amerisleep. Falling or being chased were among the most common scenarios in these dreams.
But what do all these repetitive dreams mean? Even today, dreams are notoriously difficult to untangle and understand. That's why I pulled from a variety of disciplines, from psychiatrists to dream consultation experts, to get at the meanings behind these reoccurring dreams. Although there may not be a definitive answer for every dream scenario, it's definitely interesting to make sense of the dream world in various ways. Here's what those reoccurring dreams might say about your waking life.