suffocation

Meaning of Suffocation Dreams | Dream Interpretation

Dream interpretations were found from 5 different sources.


The inability to express yourself as freely or honestly as you might wish (see Choking).

Being unsatisfied and unfulfilled by your present situation to the point where this slowly “kills” creativity or individuality.

Being overwhelmed by restrictions imposed upon you by others, your culture, society, or religion.

If you see yourself suffocating someone else, this either expresses aggression toward that person, or something so morally or ethically offensive that you want to stifle it.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

A warning to see your doctor is contained in a dream featuring suffocation.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

(Strangulation) Suffocating in a dream means that one has taken upon himself a responsibility greater than what he can handle, or that he is intimidated into accepting a heavy responsibility, or that he abused a trust or a leadership position.lfhis suffocation is caused by an illness in the dream, then it represents a chastisement for a sin or an injustice he has committed.

If his suffering increases to near strangulation and death in the dream, it means that he is required to repay all the benefits he drew from holding such trust.

If he dies in his dream as a consequence of his suffocation, it means that he will lose his battle with the owner and become poor.

If he comes back to life after dying in the dream, it means that in a while, God Almighty will reinstate him in his position after his trying experience. He also may regain power and bring his 41H opponents to justice.

(Also see Strangulation)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

Suffocation in a dream may represent intense anxiety associated with being confined or mean the dreamer feels smothered by some situation or relationship.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Being suffocated may symbolize (a fear of) being overwhelmed or totally dominated by someone or something; for example, a mother- attachment, or depression, or an external situation that you find intolerably restrictive.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


Suffocation | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Suffocation

1 dream symbols found for this dream.

Suffocation / Separation

Dreams of suffocation or being crushed often relate to your feelings concerning separation and attachment in waking life, and as such, point to experiences of childhood and family. Such dreams often occur at times of change, such as leaving home for the first time, getting married or at times of illness and death. Dreams of suffocation can also tell of fears of being overwhelmed, dominated or drowned by a powerful figure, who is likely to be a family figure. Two influential psychoanalysts—John Bowlby and Donald Winnicott—have written extensively about the concept of separation and attachment. They suggested that a large proportion of anxieties and mental health problems are associated with separation between infant and mother in childhood. Their suggestion is that separation is not only distressing for a baby but can also cause anxieties in later life. They proposed that premature separation can lead to insecurity, which can lead to hostility, and that this hostility can interfere with the processes determining subsequent growth and development. All of this is said to trigger mourning at an age when a child is too young to manage such feelings, meaning that a child may be stuck in a state of despair or depression. Dreams of suffocation, separation, loss and abandonment may therefore be informative as they can tell the dreamer of an unresolved separation in their family. This is when feelings of mourning or hostility towards the parent or other family figure have not yet been explored or dealt with.

Separation anxiety occurs when we have to confront the prospect of being separated from someone who is considered essential to our physical or emotional survival. Typically, separation anxiety occurs in relation to family members or partners, as these are the people with whom we normally have the closest relationships; the anxiety may often be reflected in nightmares and disturbing dreams. Although normal in childhood—when a child is absolutely dependent upon the parent to provide for its needs—separation anxiety in adulthood, when the presence of another person is used in defense against some other form of anxiety, is considered detrimental to a person’s emotional development. Dreams of suffocation or nightmare scenarios involving the separation, death or loss of a family member or spouse are often triggered by separation anxiety and in many instances they can offer clues to help manage and resolve these feelings in waking life. See also NIGHTMARES.... The Element Encyclopedia

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