To hear footsteps that draw closer or farther away, without being able to see who is walking, indicates the fear that some external agent out of your control invades, or negatively affects, your vital space. It denotes insecurity in your environment. Perhaps the dream is advising you to take a step forward in some area of your life.
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If you want to be more creative today, that you were yesterday, it would be ideal for you to have enough rest and sleep. Your brain will be working overnight to consolidate your memories, making them stronger and making you organized and well-structured. Researches showed that people will have stronger emotional components, which could surely help with their creativity.
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Most of the kids, ages 10 to 16 are suffering breathing disorder when they sleep. It could be sleep apnea, snoring, and other kinds of interrupted breathing disorders. It's been said that students suffering from such have problems in terms of concentrating and learning, which can surely lead to a functional impairment at their school. Even college students who do not get enough of sleep at night have worse grades. Well, sacrificing sleep in order to meet some sort of deadline can be ideal, but depriving oneself to sleep will surely impair learning, which is not good for students.