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What are the night dreams about?

Night is a time when the sun is down. It is dark out. Most people are asleep. It can be a quite time. It can be a scary time. But no matter how the night feels, it will pass and soon become day. This symbol is identified by words like night, nighttime, and midnight.

The night in dreams is a frequent dream symbol, occuring in about 27% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 4 dreams.

What are the major highlights of the night dreams?

The night is a very interconnected dream symbol. Having the night in a dream substantially changes the nature of the dream.

What are the symbols that help define the night?

The symbol of the night in dreams is highly related to time_of_day.

How does the dream symbol of the night affect the different aspects of a dream?

Explore different elements related to dreams of the night

Who is in the night dreams?

Overall, dreams with the night are less related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of the night are less related to animals, less related to insects, and less related to different roles.

Animals

less than usual

Insects

less than usual

Different roles

less than usual

Fantastic beings

less than usual

Distant people

less than usual

Close people

less than usual

Family

less than usual

Romantic partners

the same as usual
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What are the emotions in the night dreams?

Overall, dreams with the night are less related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of the night are more related to grief and sorrow than dreams in general. They are less related to happiness, less related to sadness, and less related to embarrassment.

Happiness

less than usual

Sadness

less than usual

Grief and sorrow

more than usual

Embarrassment

less than usual

Confusion

less than usual

Fear

less than usual

Pain

less than usual

Hatred

less than usual

Fun

less than usual

Love

the same as usual
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Who is in the night dreams?

Overall, dreams with the night are less related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of the night are less related to home, less related to work, and less related to human places.

Home

less than usual

Work

less than usual

Human places

less than usual

Transportation

less than usual

Natural places

less than usual

Magical places

less than usual
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What happens in the night dreams?

Overall, dreams with the night are aren't really related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of the night are less related to aggressive interactions, less related to friendly interactions, and less related to disasters.

Aggressive interactions

less than usual

Friendly interactions

less than usual

Sex

the same as usual

Disasters

less than usual
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How do the night in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?

Overall, dreams with the night are aren't really related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of the night are more related to recurring nightmares, more related to sleep paralysis, and much more related to sleeping than dreams in general.

Lucid dreams

the same as usual

Nightmares

the same as usual

Recurring dreams

the same as usual

Recurring nightmares

more than usual

Sleep paralysis

more than usual

Sleeping

much more than usual

Waking life

the same as usual
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How do the night in dreams related the senses?

Overall, dreams with the night are less related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of the night are less related to hearing, less related to smelling, and less related to taste.

Hearing

less than usual

Smelling

less than usual

Taste

less than usual

Vision

less than usual

Touch

less than usual
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How can you make sense of the night in dreams?

The night dreams are frequent. Among other things the night dreams are very postively interconnected.

Do you think this is true for your dream of the night? How might your dream of the night be different?

All dreams have meaning

You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.

Look for the differences

The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience the night in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.

Return to the feelings

Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about the night in dreams. See how you feel about the night now, in your waking life.

What are possible meanings for dreams of the night?

A nighttime setting in a dream can reference something you’re trying to keep hidden. Nighttime is when people do things they don’t want others to know about. See: Hiding

Nighttime is when you can have difficulty seeing, and if that’s a theme in the dream, consider that the difficulty might be related to seeing ahead in your life or seeing your way through a situation. Or perhaps you don’t “see the light at the end of the tunnel.” A situation seems to have no end. See: Darkness

Night in a dream can refer to a change in atmosphere or behavior. People can act differently at night from the way they do during the day. See: The moon

Night carries an air of mystery and hints at danger or strange encounters. See: Black, Ufos
Night implies that something is over or finished. For example, when one dreams about an ex, the scene is often depicted as occurring at night as a way of saying the relationship is over.

See also: Black, Darkness, Midnight, The moon, Shadows, Outer space, Ufos, Witches

This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.

Examples of dreams of the night

Read some real dream reports of the night dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.

Old friend contacted me after 3 years after god came in their dream and asked them to check with me to see if everything is okay

Ok so this was really weird for me. So I didn't sleep the last night, I spent the entire night just thinking about ending it all. Life seemed too difficult at that moment and I was feeling extremely low. I hated growing up even though I had an abusive childhood. Because currently, my inner child is completely dead and I don't find happiness anywhere.

Anyway, that's basically what I was thinking last night and circling my room for hours.

Today morning, an old friend texted me and asked me how I was doing. I was surprised tbh because they weren't even a close friend to me, we were just like acquaintances. I said thanks for asking, but how come? Like what happened that made you remember me suddenly?

Then they told me that they saw a weird dream which made them think of me. Something(which was apparently god) told them to talk to me and make sure everything was okay.

Here's the thing. I was never really much a believer(in god). But the timing of this incident is so weird that it baffles me. I wasn't in contact with that friend for 3+ years, they contacted me on the night I was thinking about ending my life.

I don’t know what's reality and myth anymore. This universe is so weird. It works in mysterious ways.

I would still love to know your interpretations of this dream.

Ok so this was really weird for me. So I didn't sleep the last night, I spent the entire night just thinking about ending it all. Life seemed too difficult at...

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What does end of the world mean?

Last night I had a dream where there was 2 moons one smaller that got stuck with earth, and the normal one. For some reason the second moon was causing problems so the US Government came up with a plan to get rid of the smaller one, how? by nuking it. They started their plan the next morning (In the dream) and basically blew it to bits but one of them put a few nukes on the REAL one and mountain sized pieces started ripping through the ozone and crashed down and somehow, I survived.
The aftermath was the world becoming swiss cheese and I was the only human left alive.
It was a weird experience and I kind of just blacked out and then appeared under debris. I also became lucid for a little when I guess my parents were waking me up because I heard a voice in the sky saying "Its time to get up" but what felt like 5 seconds I was awake.

Last night I had a dream where there was 2 moons one smaller that got stuck with earth, and the normal one. For some reason the second moon was causing problems...

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Does anyone ever establish deep relationships with people in a dream and then becomes devastated when they realize it was all fake?

Today was the second time i kind of fell in love in a dream. The dream lasted a ton of days and basically it was my (almost) ordinary life, but i became friends with a guy and spent most of my free time hanging out with him. The dream ended after we spent all night talking at his house and suddenly it was 8 am and i was incredibly late to class. It was incredibly depressing to wake up and have to accept that he never existed.

Today was the second time i kind of fell in love in a dream. The dream lasted a ton of days and basically it was my (almost) ordinary life, but i became friends...

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I had a dream about a random girl...then met her two weeks later.

1. This is probably overdramatic
2. I'm not gonna act upon anything, I just need to tell someone. It's been messing with me lol

Three weeks ago, I had a dream where I fell in love with a girl. She was beautiful, freckles with long brown hair, and she liked the same things I did. She was a gamer like me. The next day I thought about the dream and looked into the meaning. Apparently, falling in love with a stranger means you are longing for a partner. Anyways, two weeks later I go to the family cabin. My cousin is there, and has brought his new step sisters. And there she is. She looks close enough to the description, and likes Minecraft. LIKE ME. It wasn't a 1 to 1 match, but close enough. It's so weird. It's been living rent free in my head for longer than I would like.

Anyways thanks for reading. Have a good day/night!

1. This is probably overdramatic
2. I'm not gonna act upon anything, I just need to tell someone. It's been messing with me lol

Three weeks ago, I had a...

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Have you ever had a dream where you fell in love with a stranger?

As the title suggests, I just woke up after experiencing this and feel very weird.

In my dream I was in a mall type of thing at night and this stunning japanese woman bumped into me asking if I had the time. I said yes and continued walking around this mall. A little later I found a huge set of stairs and slid all the way to the bottom on the railings.

At the bottom of the stairs, the girl from earlier was there and timidly asked me if I wanted to grab some food with her. I said yes immediately.

I then remember spending some time talking to her about random stuff, but finding her more and more interesting and attractive. Her friends were cool and played in a weird funk-metal kind of band and asked if I wanted to be involved.

After talking she asked if I wouldn’t mind walking her up to apartment as it was super late. I of course obliged and went with her. After arriving she invited me in and I remember her place being absolutely huge and overlooking whatever city this dream was supposed to be in.

We talked some more about what her future plans were and how similar our goals were. It got to the point where we were close and kissing and eventually slept together. I just remember there being this weird warmth in my chest whilst this happening, and it felt like nothing I had experienced before.

After waking up from this, I feel almost hollow and honestly kind of depressed. I can still remember how she smelt and how I felt when she looked me in the eyes.

The fucked up part of this is that I’ve been dating someone for the past 6 months or so, and after this dream, dare I say that I feel less close to her?

Has anyone else experienced something like this? What does it mean? Is it my mind telling the girl I’m with isn’t the right one for me? I’m so confused.

As the title suggests, I just woke up after experiencing this and feel very weird.

In my dream I was in a mall type of thing at night and this stunning...

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