In the spider three different symbolic meanings converge, and sometimes overlap: creative capacity (the spider weaving its web), aggressiveness (having a predatory instinct), and the fabric itself (such as a spiral net equipped with a center). That said, dreaming of a spider is interpreted in various ways. In most cases, it is a negative dream because the web it weaves symbolizes the trap in which you are about to fall. It also represents loneliness, isolation, and disputes. On the other hand, if the spider has woven a beautiful fabric that produces admiration, it means that the forces of the universe will act in your favor. It is time to intervene because you are at your full potential. The oneiric spiders can also represent the subject’s fears. Perhaps you feel trapped into a web of deception or agitated emotions. Sigmund Freud believed that spiders were overprotective mothers holding their children (innocent victims) under a sense of possession (web). Arachnophobia is an instinctive effect for humans since ancient times, the time when poisonous spiders were common. Such a dream merely reviews that fear to express that there are things in real life that cause sadness. Other ancient superstitions, however, consider that dreaming of spiders is a positive omen.

Gallery of dreams

Interesting facts

Types of sleep

There are two types of sleep that most of the humans undergo - REM and NREM. REM refers to the Rapid Eye Movement and NREM refers to Non-Rapid Eye Movement. Every individual will alternate these two types of sleep. Non-REM sleep will occur for a short period of time in the first stage of your sleep followed by the REM sleep. Dreams occur during the REM stage, where it lasts for 20 minutes. According to a researcher, J. Allan Hobson, dreams that occur in REM stage are usually forgotten when the individual wakes up. Studies conducted on patients during sleep shows that the frontal lobes in the brain, that are responsible for storing information, are inactive during the REM stage, which is the main cause for forgetting the dreams. Studies also show that this is the stage where you have the most intense dreams.

Improve attention

In most kids, lack of sleep can surely result to ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), which is the opposite with the adults. Children between 7 and 10 who gets less than 8-hours of sleep every night will likely to become inattentive, impulsive and hyperactive. Their sleeping patterns can easily affect their brain.