Thursday, September 16, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Do you have dreams about falling?

By Chuck Woodbury
Do you have dreams of falling, like falling off a cliff or falling from a high building?

Gail had a dream the other night. She was driving her car, going fast, and the road ahead led up over a hill. But when she got to the top of the hill, the road suddenly ended and she and the car went flying into the air, to presumably fall to the earth far below.

I had many such “falling” dreams as a child, but as she and I talked about her dream the other night, I realized that I had not had a falling dream for years, at least one I can remember. I believe back when I had such dreams that I would always wake up before I hit the ground, thankful “it was only a dream.”

It seems to me that I read years ago that falling dreams had something do with having unresolved problems. Something like that.

What about you? Do you have dreams about falling? Did you ever? Please leave a comment.


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5 months ago

As I’m falling asleep I often suddenly sense I’m tripping, stumbling, or something, and twitch.

John Koenig
5 months ago

As a child, I can remember dreams where I was floating on air about 10′ above the ground. I enjoyed them!

Dave H.
5 months ago
Reply to  John Koenig

I had those same dreams, also. I often wondered what they meant.

5 months ago

Now I’m sure I’ll have a dream about falling tonight…

Don P.
5 months ago

I have had falling dreams my whole life. Strange considering I spent years rock climbing and hang gliding as well as walking 1 to 3 story wall top plates as a carpenter for 15 plus years. I’ve never had a fear of heights while awake. In my dreams, I’m terrified of heights.

Kurt Shoemaker Sr
5 months ago

Are we talking about falling off a cliff, or falling in love. Wait, aren’t they the same thing ?

5 months ago

As a child I would start to dream I was falling and then realize I could fly. It was wonderful!

5 months ago
Reply to  Cherie

When I was young, I recall having several scary dreams about falling from a cliff, in which I would wake up before hitting the ground. When I was about 9, I was having one of those dreams, but suddenly became aware that I was dreaming, I remember thinking that if I could dream I was falling, then why not fly? So, before hitting the ground, I suddenly swooped upwards towards the sky, then woke up. It was such a great feeling.

Never had a dream about falling again 😿

Mitzi Agnew Giles and Ed Giles
5 months ago

Frequently had falling dreams up to my 20s. “Everyone” said that if you hit the ground in your dream before waking you would die. I do remember hitting the ground once, I’m still alive and kicking. BTW I’m 71 now.

Bob P
5 months ago

The last time I had a falling dream was year before last when we was in FL in our motorhome and then I was falling, out of bed, first time in about 73 years. There’s not a lot of room to fall into in a motorhome bedroom, bet I looked comical trying to get up. Lol

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