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Dream Dive: Crying
by BetterSleep
Oct 12 2022 • 4 min read
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Your dreams can come from suppressed emotions, things you do throughout the day, and even what you watch before bed. Thoughts and emotions can disturb you throughout the day, and while sleeping.

If you have dreams about crying, you may wonder what it means. Unfortunately, there is no definite meaning to your dreams. Dreams are your brain’s way of releasing the emotions that you have.

Dive deep into the psychology of dreams on our latest post.

The best way to discover what your dreams mean is to uncover these thoughts and emotions and work on your overall mental health. If you have recurring dreams about crying, here are some things they may symbolize.

Crying in a Dream

Some people may assume that crying in a dream has a negative meaning, but this doesn’t necessarily have to be true. If you have dreams about crying, you should first look at the different aspects of your dream.

  • Who are the people in the dream?
  • Are they tears of joy or sadness?
  • Did you see the cause of the crying?

The more in-depth your answers to these questions are, the easier it is to understand what your dream means.

Crying in dreams symbolizes any suppressed emotion you experience in your waking life. This dream means that your emotions are taking over your ability to remain calm about certain situations.

If your emotions are heavy enough to meet you in your dreams, try to take things slowly and handle the situation with care. At this point, you should avoid making decisions out of fear or anxiety.

Dreaming About Someone Else Crying

Sometimes, your dreams about crying don’t include you. If this is the case, there are still some important things to consider:

Loved one crying in a dream:

In folklore, seeing a loved one cry in a dream could be a good omen. You may soon encounter good luck or fortune. This could come in the form of receiving good news, and the people around you will be happy about it.

Your loved one may also require care and support. You should take the time to improve your relationship so that the other person feels welcomed and loved.

Stranger crying in a dream:

If you see a stranger crying in a dream, you may want to comfort someone, but you don’t know how to. Your inability to comfort someone in your waking life has made you feel like they’re a stranger.

This dream could also mean that there may be aggressive occurrences that will put you in a difficult emotional state.

Lastly, you may need to check on your loved ones. Your subconscious may have picked up that someone around you is distressed but hasn’t been able to identify the person. Take note of whether the stranger in your dream shares similar characteristics with a loved one.

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Waking up Crying From a Dream

Waking up crying doesn’t always come from nightmares or bad dreams. Babies wake up crying but are unable to dream until a certain age. The sensations you feel while sleeping and the emotions you experience before bed may cause you to wake up crying.

If you wake up crying from a bad dream, that is your body’s response to the weight of the suppressed emotion. Uncovering these things can help improve your mental health and avoid dreams about crying in the future.

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