Many people complain about the nightmares in which they are choking or strangled by somebody. The inability to breathe in makes you wake up drenched in sweat and you rather have no desire to continue the dream. So what is the meaning of suffocating in a dream?
The nightmare about suffocation sometimes is caused by the reception of sensations, for example, by improperly ventilated room, especially if you smoke cigarettes in it. Difficulties in breathing may also occur when you sleep with your face tucked in the pillow. When, however, nothing like that takes place, you have to think what in your life causes choking - it could be a bad relationship, tiring work, poor housing conditions or a relationship with a friend. Suffocation often reflects the lack of freedom of life and independence.
The grip in the throat may also be a manifestation of attenuated rage, anger and inability to express their opinion. The symbolism of the throat is in fact associated with a channel through which people express their opinions. Clenched throat symbolizes the inability to communicate with other people.
- When suffocating in a dream, for the patient it is a sign that he will recover. For the healthy it heralds success which will cause that other people will be eaten up with jealousy.
- A dream in which you see suffocating people means that you’ll defeat your enemies.
- If you are strangling someone in a dream, is a sign that you have bad intentions. When someone is strangling you, then the dream is a warning that you there is an enemy nearby.
- A dream in which you are choking with food suggests that something is more difficult than you originally thought. A dream may also reflect your problems with the acceptance of other people's ideas or a sense of guilt.