Bad Dreams or Premonition

Bad Dreams or Premonition: How to Separate Them

Bad dreams, night terrors, nightmares, premonition dreams, no matter how you call them, they are unpleasant and they have many causes. According to accepted psychology, our nightmares are the result of the subconscious part of our minds coping and making sense of the stresses and disturbances that we have to face in our day to day life. Also, another cause of bad dreams is because of physical triggers. This may include withdrawal from medication, reaction to new meds, sleep deprivation, illness, or even late-night snack.

Every now and then, you get those nightmares and you wake up in the middle of the night in cold sweat. You remember it very vaguely, but at the same time, the nightmare felt so real. You dreamt about falling into a pit filled with slithering snakes and you could feel the scales moving against your skin. You shudder at the thought of it. But at the same time, you wonder, what could it possibly mean?

But are these nightmares just bad dreams? Or are they visions of the future? There are actually many events that have been cited to have dream-related precognition – from tragedies such as the sinking of the Titanic to the 9/11 terrorist attack. Studies have suggested that as much as sixty percent of dreams are partly precognitive. What this means is that the dreams carry information and details that the dreamer was able to access through extra-sensory perception. Want an in depth analysis of your dream? Click here

Was it a Vision or Just a Bad Dream?

So maybe you have been experiencing several nights filled with bad dreams. These nightmares may be that your loved one got sick. You may even dream of huge disasters and you’re just sure that it’s an omen for things to come. For sure, you are terrified and worried. But how can you differentiate a bad dream from a vision?

The answer is that you can’t really. It is in the nature of dreams that they cannot fully be comprehended. You may try to qualify them through esoteric or scientific means but they will still remain as vague and as mysterious as what dreams are. However, there are some ways that can help you in determining how your dreams may have originated. You can distinguish the causative force behind those dreams. They can be psychological, physical, or psychic.

Figuring out the causes of your dreams is like doing detective work. The best way to go about this is to use the process of elimination. To do this, you rule out particular suspects until you can zero in on the real culprit. Firstly, what you can examine are the psychological facts of your dream. Are you worried about a certain person or event? Are you feeling more stressed at home or at work? Are you experiencing a setback in your life? Maybe you feel stuck although you so much want to be able to move forward in life. Maybe it’s your career. Maybe it’s your relationship. All these things can consume our waking moments. They seep through our subconscious and enter our dreams.

Now that you’ve considered the psychological aspects that may have caused your bad dreams, it’s time to see if the culprit is the physical realm. If you are sick and having severe pain or fever, it can cause your mind to create really scary or really worrying dream scenarios. But then again, something as simple as a heavy midnight snack can cause the same things. This is because heavy snacking before going to bed can disagree with your system. You can also have nightmares if the last thing you did was read a scary story or watch a horror film.

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Can Those Bad Dreams Really Happen?

If you have thought about all of the factors above and find that they don’t fit your current circumstances, then maybe you can consider precognition. Firstly, to qualify this as such, you would have to recall if you were able to experience any incidence of psychic phenomena while you were awake. Maybe you have experienced telepathic communication or déjà vu. If that’s the case, you most likely will have the same experiences as you dream.

In the event that you don’t really recall those kinds of experiences, it can be that the good and bad dreams are just a product of your subconscious. Sometimes you may have suppressed or pushed back some of the memories of your psychic encounters and there are several reasons for this.

You may be afraid that you will be laughed at or that no one would believe you. Maybe you don’t really believe about these things. When you deny these things in your consciousness, it usually opens up the doors of perception in the realm of the subconscious. There are important messages that find their way of showing themselves through dreams.

What Can I Do About It?

Now, having considered all these things, what can you do about the bad dreams? Sometimes, the bad dreams offer you information which you can address through changes in your behavior or habits. But for dreams that seem to foreshadow disasters, you as the dreamer, have no control over them, unfortunately.

What you have to accept would be that there are things that you can control such as those on the personal level. You can change your habits, you can warn your loved one, but you have to accept that you can’t be responsible for events that still have to take place in the future. If the events in your dream did happen, you should know that the fault is not yours.


There can be many interpretations of psychic dreams. If you still feel somewhat troubled because of the visions you experience as you sleep, it is best that you consult with an experienced mentor who is equipped to give you insights. They can help in enlightening you about the visions and in suggesting steps that you can take to relieve your mind of the stress and worries. Have you had any bad dreams recently? What do you think do they mean? Share your experience below!

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