Nightmares are an unfortunate fact of life, something that we all experience at some point or another. Even as we grow older the power of a nightmare to truly terrify us and wake us up in a cold sweat never really fades away. Because nightmares are a manifestation of our internal conflicts; they have a unique ability to affect us in ways that speak to our innermost fears and worries.
The science of dream interpretation is one that has always been controversial but has many proponents. Perhaps most famously the noted psychiatrist Sigmund Freud was a lifelong proponent of dream interpretation as part of his psychoanalysis of patients.
In this article, we take a look at five of the most commonly reported nightmares and what they represent.