In general, this is an anxious dream in which the dreamer tries to move and is unable to. This nightmare could originate from a physiological problem or an uncomfortable position of some body part. If this is not the case, the dream reflects a real situation in which immobility - whether spiritual or intellectual - is the fruit of an inferiority complex or low self esteem. In this case, you must study the causes to get to the bottom of the problem and find an adequate solution. When the dream does not generate anxiety, but rather tranquility, then it is interpreted as a sign of physical or mental exhaustion. In this case, it warns of the immediate need for a break.

Gallery of dreams

Interesting facts

Do animals dream?

Research conducted by various scientists show that animals do experience dream while sleeping. They also experience similar sleep stages like human beings - REM and Non-REM. If you have noticed a dog sleep, it might sometimes wag its tail, this indicates some response to its dream. A study was conducted in a cat by removing a part of the brain stem, which will not prevent it from reacting to the dream during REM. It was noted in some cats they were aggressively chasing mice as in reality.

Body reactions during sleep

Most of us must have experienced hallucinations or night mares. When we experience such dreams we are unable to move or react. This stage is referred to as sleep paralysis. This type of dream occurs in between wakefulness and REM. As it occurs during the REM stage, it causes complete muscle weakness preventing the individual reacting to the dreams.