Meaning of Erratic Dreams | Dream Interpretation

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An erratic or zigzag shape or pattern might represent randomness or chaos.

Something moving in a zigzag pattern could represent: high energy; a process of searching or exploration.

Consider the context of the action or shape and the motivation behind it.

See also: Chaos; Circles, Going in; Shape; Corner; Unstable; Curve; Mentally Unstable; Nomad

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman

Erratic | Dream Meaning

The keywords of this dream: Erratic

Roller Coaster

1. Turbulent situation is becoming drawn out, ab­surd.

2. Life’s journey seems out of control.

3. Modes of behavior are growing erratic. ... New American Dream Dictionary


New American Dream Dictionary


1. Willingness to yield one’s ideas for the sake of peace.

2. Curb one’s erratic driving habits. ... New American Dream Dictionary


New American Dream Dictionary

Science, Sleep And Dreams

In 1937 through the use of the electroencephalograph (EEG) measuring tiny electrical brain impulses, Loomis and his associates discovered that the form of brainwaves changes with the onset of sleep.

The next leap forward in understanding came when Aserinsky and Kleitman found rapid eye movements (REM) in 1953. In 1957 the REM were linked with dreaming. This defined sleep into two differ­ent observable states, REM sleep, and NREM (non-rapid eye movement or non-rem) sleep. Within NREM three different stages have been identified. These are defined by the different EEG patterns of electrical activity in the brain. They are mea­sured by the height (amplitude) of the brain waves and fre­quency of up and down movement. There are also electrical changes occurring in the muscles (measured using an electro- myograph or EMG), and in movement of the eyeballs (mea­sured using an electro-oculograph or EOG).

While awake the height is low and frequency fast. As we relax prior to sleep the EEG shifts to what are called alpha waves, at 8 to 12 cps (cycles per second). Stage one of sleep is the transition between this drowsy state of alpha waves to sleeping, in which theta waves occur, at 3 to 7 cps. In this first stage we experience random images and thoughts. This lasts about 10 minutes, followed by stage two, in which ‘sleep spindles’ occur which have 12 to 14 cps on the EEG. These last from 1/2 to 2 seconds, with K complexes following, which are slow large EEG waves. About half our sleep period is spent in this second stage of sleep. Deep sleep is reached when our brain exhibits delta waves, with 1/2 to 2 cps.

After approximately an hour and a half from falling into deep sleep, an exciting change occurs. We return to level two and REM occur. Suddenly the brain is alert and active, though the person is asleep and difficult to wake. This level has been called paradoxical sleep because of this fact. Voluntary mus­cular activity is suppressed and the body is essentially paralysed. Morrison has pointed out that, although the brain is transmitting full muscular activity messages, these are usu­ally suppressed by an area of the brain in the pons. But bursts of short actions occur, such as rapid eyeball jerks, twitches of the muscles, changes in the size of the pupil, contractions in the middle ear, and erection of the penis. It may be that similar excitation occurs in the vagina. Also, autonomic storms’ occur dunng which large erratic changes occur in heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate and in other auto­nomic nervous system functions. These are the changes ac­companying our dreams.

If we slept for eight hours, a typical pattern would be to pass into delta sleep, stay there for about 70 to 90 minutes, then return to stage two and dream for about five minutes. We then move back into delta sleep, stay for a short period and shift back to level two, but without dreaming, then back into level three.

The next return to stage two is longer, almost an hour, with a period of dreaming lasting about 19 minutes, and also a short period of return to waking. There is only one short period of return to stage three sleep which occurs nearly four hours after falling asleep. From there on we remain in level two sleep, with three or four lengthening periods of dreaming, and returns to brief wakefulness.

The average amount of body shifting is once every 15 minutes.

1- In undergoing 205 hours of sleep deprivation, four healthy males showed various physiological and psychological changes. Some of these were headache, lack of concentra­tion, hallucination, memory loss, tremor and, in some, paranoia. In all cases one night’s sleep restored normal functioning.

2- One in ten people who complain of excessive daytime drowsiness suffer from sleep apnoea, which is a stoppage of breathing while asleep.

3- A condition called narcolepsy causes sufferers to fall asleep at inappropriate times—while making love, walk­ing, playing tennis, working.

4- As we age we usually sleep less. Our REM sleep in partic­ular decreases sharply. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences


A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Zodiac Signs

(see Divination, Space, Stars)

The signs of the zodiac carry different meanings based on their depiction. Frequently they represent aspects of your personality that are not wholly known or acknowledged, and therefore need developing.

For example, dreaming of Virgo may represent your need to reconnect with feminine attributes or clean up your act physically (Virgo is the virgin). Here are some other sample correspondences which may be expanded by reading any good astrology text:

Aquarius: Erratic creative energy; feelings of unrest.

Aries: Quick decisions that may not be wise; courage and zeal for things to which you commit yourself.

Cancer: Paradoxical actions that others find confusing.

Capricorn: A cool, patient temperament that hides deeper passions.

Gemini: A restless, artistic nature; often impedes meeting goals due to getting bored or distracted.

Leo: Strong leadership skills always need to be tempered with wisdom so that you don’t become boastful or pompous.

Libra: The need for balance, especially with the emotions.

Pisces: A strong spiritual nature is starting to develop along with a new sense of responsibility.

Sagittarius: The mark of an overachiever. Make sure your goals are reasonable.

Scorpio: A bold, determined nature that sometimes “stings” to achieve its goals or communicate a vision.

Taurus: Watch your temper and tendency to want “things” to fill up vour life.... The Language of Dreams


The Language of Dreams


Many trials, but you will face them bravely.

If the animals are White or Black or Piebald, then you must take the colour into consideration, as well. See BLACK, also WHITE, for a Piebald animal; your luck will be very erratic and unreliable.... Mystic Dream Book


Mystic Dream Book


Dreams of a yo-yo signify that you have been emotionally erratic, and unable to make up your mind. This dream is your message to stop and drop into the silence and to allow your guidance to emerge from your centeredness. See Yin/Yang.... Strangest Dream Explanations


Strangest Dream Explanations


Psychological / emotional perspective: A disorderly mass or jumble of thoughts and ideas which have not yet crystallized is experienced as chaos. They appear erratic and unpredictable.... Dream Meanings of Versatile


Dream Meanings of Versatile

Roller Coaster

Dreams about roller coasters mean that a friend in real life is causing you concern by acting erratically.

To dream of a broken or malfunctioning roller coaster means that you are not handling a certain situation as well as you could.... My Dream Interpretation


My Dream Interpretation


You will have to account for some erratic behavior if your dream featured static of any kind.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams


The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Roller Coaster

A roller coaster may indicate that the dreamer is experiencing frequent ups and downs, perhaps caused by erratic behavior on the part of the dreamer or an associate.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia


Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

Circles, Going In

Traveling in circles (such as running or driving in circles) can represent: Repeating the same actions or thoughts while making no progress.

A certain repeated pattern (such as isolating yourself rather than reaching out) or habit (such as buying coffee every morning).

Randomness or chaos.

Lack of direction, or feeling lost.

See also: Repeating; Circle; Dizzy; Erratic; Chaos; Corner; Curve; Rotating... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary


The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary


The meaning of a corner can depend on the type of corner and its context.

Turning a corner when you’re walking or traveling can represent a change or the start of a new phase.

Not being able to see what’s around a corner can represent looking toward the future, feeling like you don’t know what lies ahead, or the idea of something that’s hidden or inaccessible.

Someone hiding around a corner can represent a feeling that they have hidden motives or are withholding information.

Being stuck in a corner can represent feeling limited in your options or powerless somehow in your life.

Being cornered by someone can represent feeling pressured or even attacked somehow.

Being sent to a corner as punishment can represent the idea of punishment, accusation, rejection, or isolation from others (real or feared).

See also: Crossroads; Turning; Circles, Going in; Erratic; Traveling; Driving; Walking; Curve... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary


The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary


Fluidity, flexibility, softness, or femininity.

Fun, flair, adventure, or an artistic sensibility.

A curve in a road can represent a real-life turning point or turn of events.

A curvy road can represent a process or journey with lots of twists and turns.

See also: Corner; Circles, Going in; Erratic; Circle; Shape; Rotating... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary


The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary


Tasting the “sweet nectar” of life.


Quick progress, erratic changes in direction, or pausing or “hovering in place” while waiting or evaluating (based on the way hummingbirds fly).

Protection of self, others, property, or what you consider to be yours.

Dreaming of this animal can represent too much or not enough of one of those qualities, or someone or something you associate with the quality or animal.

Consider also the animal’s actions, context, and your feelings about it.

See also: Bird; Levitating... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary


The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary



Random or irregular.

Feeling ungrounded, uncentered, or without a strong foundation or inner sense of “home.” An ability to adapt to various situations and environments.

A focus on aspects of life other than material possessions.

See also: Traveling; Homeless; Erratic... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary


The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary


A shape (circle, square, triangle, etc.) can have many different meanings depending on its context in the dream.

Consider what stood out about the shape, and what the shape brings to mind.

See also the meaning of the item that exhibits that shape.

Seemingly random shapes can appear when you’re dropping off to sleep or waking up that can seem important at the time, although they often have no significant meaning.

See also: Person Unknown; Square; Triangle; Symbol; Circle; Rectangle; Diamond Shape; Heart; Erratic; Sign; Shaping; Curve... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary


The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary


Something unstable (such as quicksand or a rickety bridge) can represent: Risk, or fear of risk.

Feeling unsteady or unsure somehow in your life.

Something or someone you feel or fear is unpredictable (a precarious situation, unreliable person, etc.).

Lacking confidence or understanding.

Feeling “shaken up” or upset about something in your life.

A sense of mental or emotional unsteadiness (such as doubt, confusion, or a questionable decision).

See also: Erratic; Earthquake Quicksand; Descending; Feeling; Mentally Unstable... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary


The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary