Hi there, im not looking for any sort of cure for this. I just keep having these dreams; the dream is generally normal except for the fact that I can't stop walking/running into things, am extremely dizzy, my vision is blurred, and i feel totally out of control. It feels horrible. Usually it happens when I've been sleeping for too long and I usually wake up right after this sort of dream. I'm just wondering if there is any physical/medical reason for this. I keep asking people on other sites and they resorting to some dream dictionary answer like dizziness symbolizes lack of control in your life but I do not believe any of this. Is there a reason why this happens?
I am having the same dreams. They are like my normal, run of the mill dreams, but I keep getting dizzy and falling. Last night, when I was dreaming but realized I was dreaming, I lied and told the people in my dream that I had a middle ear infection to explain my falling down. This has been happening for over a year and it's very disconcerting. I don't believe in a blanket dream symbol explanation as we're all different and different symbols have different meanings to everyone. If you discover anything, I'd like to know.
I have had the same type of dreams off and on for about 10 years. So glad to hear I am not the only one. Just had one last night after a long lapse without one. It is the weirdest, annoying thing-- and it feels so real! Please post if you find any more info and I will do the same.
Hello everyone, It seems as if this post is rather dated, however, I will post and see if I get any responses anyway. A lot of my dreams are strange like that too. I have dreams where I cannot stand up, as if I am crazy drunk or something. In the dream, it is almost impossible to remain standing without falling down. I get other strange sensations in dreams as well, where the whole dream is oriented sideways or at a 45 degree angle. Basically, when i am in a standing position in this dream, I will feel like i am rotated 45 degrees or sometimes 90 degrees. I am not sure if this is a medical issue or just something else. While it may or may not have anything to do with the balance issue in my dreams, I have also been known to be able to lucid dream and have even taken control of a dream's outcome. Sorry if it sounds nuts or crazy, but if anyone knows anything about this at all, it would be awesome. Thanks!
Sleeping-dreaming-dizziness: these do go together often
It is my pleasure to respond to your questions. Your experiences are all very similar to patients that I have treated during my career.
My specialty is cranial mandibular pain management, TMJ dysfunction and sleep disorders.
Although, not common, these issues relate to a combination temporomandibular joint malalignment with inflammation exerting pressure on the inner ear.
Initially found during my patient's sleep studies, significant reduction in frequency and shape of the normal sleep patterns results in significantly reduced time and instability in REM cycles.
In each patient it was the TMJ problems that began this process. As a result of these findings, all patients with sleep disorders are given a thorough temporomandibular joint and craniofacial bone examination prior to the sleep study.
These issues need to be checked out professionally. Find out exactly what's going on.
I have actually just woke up, and googled this. I was surprised as well to see so many people with the same problem. I am dreaming that I have this dizzy feeling, where it feels almost like a weight attached to the back of my head so I keep falling down. It doesn't happen too often, but im 28 years old and have had this as a reoccurring dream on and off for many, many years now. It's quite disturbing. I have also noticed it is associated with stress levels in my life. In my dream it is always something important I would be trying to do when this happens as well. This past one I was at a previous boyfriends house waiting for him (we recently had a bad break up, he was a drug addict) and was waiting for him to get home, meanwhile I had over $400 stolen from me, and trying to call police and because I fell, my cell phone dropped and smashed. The others were while I was on vacation, or with family. I hate this dream! I am so glad (well not glad for us that we have to deal with this horrible thing) that I am not alone. I have been reading that it is associated with stress levels, because I do not have TMJ. Has anyone else notices stress levels playing a part or being somewhere in the dream that causes stress in real life or would be important to not seem in this intoxicated state? Phew, glad I am awake and its done!
Extremely dizzy during multiple consecutive dreams
Last night was the first time I've experienced this feeling. I recorded 8 dreams in a row - all different - but in each one I was intensely dizzy with wobbly vision, unable to stand without support, very panicked, and under threat of death. I woke up immediately after each dream. I did drink alcohol prior to sleeping, but not an extraordinary amount. I am stressed in life, but again, not in an unusual way. This is a very bizarre experience for me. I am glad to be able to share mine and learn from yours. Thank you all!
Wow.. like the rest of you, I'm glad I'm not the only one.. I've just started getting these dreams within the last 6 months or so.. nothing significant in my life has changed that much, I lost a family member, but I've lost others in the past and it didn't trigger this reaction. I've gained some weight since I moved to the city (chicago), but I doubt this dream style is exclusive to overweight individuals. I don't have anything to stress about (other than my weight lol). I'm 21 years old, have a loving relationship and a normal social life.
My dreams usually consist of a gathering of friends or people I know in which for whatever reason I will become COMPLETELY unable to stand... The worst part about it, in these dreams I usually become aware that I am dreaming, but I'm then unable to even wake myself up as per usual when in a dream I'm uncomfortable with. Often times I'll awake feeling a little nauseous and can't quite get my baring. I just woke up this morning from a dream like this and I was having a hard time finding any information. I don't think I have anything like TMJ or what-have you.. and there shouldn't be anything wrong with my balance seeing as I'm fine when I'm awake. The dream I had this morning was of myself in an elevator with a couple people I knew.. and then I all of a sudden kept slamming from wall to wall trying to maintain my balance.. The others in the dream could see me falling and unable to stand, but they seemed either un-phased by it or were ignoring me as if I was having some kind of mental fit.
I think the most frustrating part is that I can never wake myself up and am then cursed to wake up feeling sick and uneasy. These dreams make me really uncomfortable considering I used to interpret my dreams when I was younger, but I've never come across something like this. If there is anything that anyone knows or if they've found something I couldn't please do email me. I'm legitimately worried about this.
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