Falling in a dream.
Falling dreams may have a physiological foundation. Blood pressure and heart rate drop as the body drifts further into sleep and the neurological system quiets, and this physiological transition of “falling” asleep can induce a falling dream, in which the dreamer “jerks” up.
Falling is the dreamer’s mind’s metaphorical way of alerting you to a scenario in your waking life when you feels out of control or where things are truly heading downhill.
Dreams of yourself falling
Falling dreams may reflect feelings of helplessness or rejection. Dreaming of falling could mean that you feel:
- insecure or unstable
- inadequate or inferior
- out of control
Being pushed off a cliff could mean that you don’t feel secure with others or with unseen forces. Tripping and accidentally falling off a cliff might say that you lack self-confidence. Either way, things are out of control or you’re trying to hang on to something.
Dreaming that you parachuted out of an airplane or took a graceful dive into a safety net isn’t so scary. This could be a sign that you’re letting go of something negative or setting yourself.