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Dream Dive: Spiders

by BetterSleep
May 19 • 4 min read

Creepy crawlers, like spiders, are a fear for a lot of people. Seeing spiders in your dreams can spark similar feelings.

It’s important to understand that dreams are your brain’s way of releasing the different things it encounters throughout the day. You take on a lot of emotions and thoughts before you finally go to bed. If you don’t find time to address them, your brain will when you’re sleeping.

If you dream about spiders, you may be wondering what it means.

What does it mean to dream about spiders?

The first thing you should do before trying to understand your spider dream is to look at the emotional reactions of the people in the dream—if there are any people. Are they scared of the spiders? Do the spiders appear unharmful?

Spider dreams don’t have a general meaning but you can still try to make sense of them.

Dreaming About an Infestation of Spiders

If you see an infestation of spiders in your dream, this could signify something draining you. This could be people, your job, etc. Spiders can bite and suck on things, and this goes for spiders in dreams, too.

Seeing One Spider

On the other hand, seeing a single spider in a dream can be different. If the spider isn’t troubling you or crawling around, this could symbolize protection. Spiders normally protect against insects, like mosquitos, that may carry disease.

Seeing a single spider in a dream could mean you need protection from things you’re doing that could bring demise or self-destruction.

Being Attacked by Spiders in Dreams

In general, dreams about spiders attacking you could signify a forthcoming problem. These dreams are normally taken as warnings. Most times, the problem may involve someone you trust.

Being Bit by a Spider

Being bit by a spider in your dream stems from suppressed thoughts. These dreams can occur when you have doubts about someone or feel threatened by their presence.

If you feel the need to sleep with one eye open around a particular person, this dream may be a warning to stay clear of them or address the feelings.

If the spider is poisonous, this could be a warning about yourself. You may be trying too hard to show your worth and it is draining you. This could be from applying to higher positions, overworking yourself, or filling your plate with things that could do you more harm than good.

You can try the BetterSleep app to explore different practices that will improve your mental health and help you sleep better at night.

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