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29th Jan 2021

What do your dreams actually mean? A psychologist explains

Wil Jones

Do you dream that you are falling?

Or do you have recurring dreams that your teeth are crumbling, or that you are dying, or that you really need to pee but there is nowhere to go?

(That last one is actually very common, but people just don’t admit it).

We got top psychologists and experts on dreams Ian Wallace to break down some of the most-reported recurring dreams, and explain what they mean.

Dreams are symbolic

Dreams don’t often mean exactly what they seem. If you dream about being in a steamy situation with someone you would never be attracted to IRL, that doesn’t mean that you secretly fancy them. And if you dream about being naked in public, you shouldn’t necessarily become a nudist.

Instead, it all has to do with language and symbolism, as Ian explains.

Ian Wallace was speaking to us to mark the release of Little Nightmares II.

Little Nightmares II is a suspense-adventure game in which you play as Mono, a young boy trapped in a world that has been distorted by the humming transmission of a distant tower.

With Six, the girl in a yellow raincoat, as his guide, Mono sets out to discover the dark secrets of The Signal Tower and save Six from her terrible fate. But their journey will not be straightforward as Mono and Six will face a gallery of new threats from the terrible residents of this world.

Little Nightmares II is out on 11 February 2021, on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and can be pre-ordered now.