Dream Hangovers

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Jaw Fragment From the title of his post, Dream Hangovers, I thought Robb was going to tell some story about another night of too much drinking and the painful consequences afterwards. Instead he talks about how realistic dreams can often influence your mood the following day.

A few nights ago I had a dream in which I kept biting down on something hard. I spat the foreign object into my hand and was surprised to find a molar. For some reason, losing my teeth is a typical nightmare for me when I’m anxious. However this time, it was much more intense than before.

After spitting out a few teeth, I noticed I was biting on something much larger that felt like a rock or a piece of plaster. I spit it out and it my hand was a gleaming pale chunk of my jaw. Another chunk came out and I rushed to the bathroom to look in the mirror. When I opened my mouth, my entire lower jaw caved in and blood started filled up my mouth and pouring into the sink along with white pieces of my jaw. It reminded me of a river full of floating icebergs. That’s when I woke up in a cold sweat breathing very hard, furtively checking all my teeth with my tongue.

After a few moments of abject terror, I calmed down and thanked my lucky stars that all my teeth were there.

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  1. Avatar for Sharp as a Marble
    Sharp as a Marble June 29th, 2005

    I have teeth dreams all the time. The suckers just fall out left and right and there's nothing I can do about it. It's almost like that in real life except instead of falling out the suckers just crack and require $$$ for crowns.

    In the dreams at least, the dental work is free.

  2. Avatar for Maurice
    Maurice June 30th, 2005

    I hate dreams that involve broken, loose or missing teeth. They probably some of my worst dreams, too. Not sure what the heck they represent, but I dislike them nonetheless.

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    Abyss June 30th, 2005

    I wonder how common dreams about teeth are, of all my nightmares(and I remember very few dreams in general) most are about losing my teeth. I've also had a few about being killed and falling to my death but those don't scare me nearly as much as losing my teeth.

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    haacked June 30th, 2005

    I think it's very common. I remember hearing how in certain cultures, losing teeth in a dream is an omen for something. Can't remember what that something is.

    I'm with you in that my dreams in which I die tend to be quite peaceful and even interesting. They don't bother me as much as losing my teeth.

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    Samantha May 11th, 2006

    I remember my dreams everynight. Alot of the time, I have up to five nightmares a night.
    I don't think it's common. I've heard it is common in young children, but I am 18 years old. Sometimes I feel like I'm crazy. lol.
    I get really bad "Dream Hangovers" too.
    And on rare occassions, my dreams come true.
    Anyone going through the same thing?