Suffocation Dreams Leave You Breathless
You can’t breathe. It feels as if a wet, hot blanket or cloth is pressing down on your face. You thrash about and can’t get even a whisper of cool air. Panic soon sets in. You can’t get a breath and lights start to flash in your field of vision. You are suffocating.
This kind of dream is unpleasant in the extreme. If you have a dream about suffocation, it is time to wake up and listen to your unconscious. Your intuitive self is trying to tell you something. A suffocation dream is nothing if not a warning. It can mean that you feel trapped in a relationship that is extremely controlled and protective and you are feeling smothered. You want to get out.
You may be feeling restricted in your job, family, or even your friendships. You might be suffering from anxiety which is crippling you in your sleep. You may be able to keep it in check while you are awake but when you are in the relaxed state of sleep; your mind is trying to deal with your struggles. A feeling of anxiety can be, for many people, an actual search to grow and improve. However, the idea of changing oneself is constricting and causes the anxiety. You can change and improve your life.
This dream should serve as a warning to you. You are in a situation (or several) that is hurting you. Whether it is a bad relationship, bullying at work or school, or social anxiety, you need help. A trusted friend, family member or even a trained professional can help you, depending on how extreme your feelings of anxiety are. What’s important is to talk to someone. You may find that you are not the only one feeling this way, and united you can do something about it.