The real reason you dream about zombies at night (complete guide)

Have you ever dreamt of a zombie chasing after you, trying to eat your brains?

If you have, don’t be alarmed.

The truth is that many people have nightmares now. And guess what?

Such dreams do have specific meanings!

And if you’re one of those people who are terrified by images of flesh-eating monsters from beyond, then this blog post is for you.

We’ll provide a complete guide to help you find out why you dream about zombies.

What does dreaming about zombies mean?

Let me take a wild guess.

Recently, you’ve had a dream about zombies, and now you are trying to connect this dream with your real life.

You might have had dreams about zombies for a long time, but this time you feel that there’s something special about your dream. And it’s not just one dream. You’ve had several dreams of this type recently.

So you wonder, what does dreaming about zombies mean?

And you want to know the answer to your question because your life is pretty much normal. So there shouldn’t be any reason for you to have nightmares of such horror and intensity!

But you know what?

The truth is that in dreams, the zombie represents your own personality.

What’s more, it can also symbolize:

  • Your unconscious thoughts and desires
  • Your insecurities and fears
  • Your primitive instincts and repressed emotions

How does this work?

Well, when we dream, our bodies create chemicals that help us process information.

These chemicals can cause our dreams to be more vivid, strange, and difficult to understand than our waking lives. If you dream about zombies, it could simply be your mind working through some anxiety or fear.

Our dreams are our subconscious mind’s way of communicating with our conscious self. Dreams can be a reflection of our current state of mind, an unresolved issue, or a repressed memory.

And dreams about zombies are no exception.

They allow us to work through these issues and emotions, while also reassuring us that they are normal.

That’s why dreams can seem so strange, exaggerated, and out of the blue. You’re not actually experiencing these things, they’re just being processed by your mind.

9 real reasons why you dream about zombies at night

1) Anxiety about something in your life

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Want to know the most certain reason why you might be dreaming about zombies?

You’re stressed out.

As simple as that.

Stress is the number one reason why people dream about zombies.

When we’re stressed, our minds have to work overtime to process the information. This can cause strange and vivid dreams, including nightmares.

So guess what?

That’s why you have anxiety about something in your life.

Zombies are scary because they represent our fears and insecurities. So if you’re stressed out, it’s likely your subconscious mind is using the zombie as a way to communicate your feelings of stress or anxiety.

Your subconscious mind is trying to tell you that you are worried about something and this anxiety has manifested itself in your dreams. And the most likely cause of your anxiety is fear of death or loss of life.

So, if you’ve had a dream about zombies recently, take some time to reflect on how you feel in your waking life.

The reason is that some dreams about zombies might be a reflection of your anxiety over something in your life. If you’ve got some major stressors going on in your life, you might find yourself dreaming about zombies as a way to process those feelings.

But how can you start to reflect?

Just ask yourself these questions:

  • What emotions are you currently experiencing?
  • What issues are weighing on your mind?
  • How can you reduce this stress and anxiety?
  • And how can you improve the quality of your life?

The answers will help you understand what’s going on with your mind at this point in time and how to resolve it.

2) Something you’ve seen recently

Perhaps not surprisingly, another common reason why you might dream about zombies is because of something you’ve seen recently.

So let me ask you a question.

Did you recently watch a movie or read a book that scared you out of your wits?

Or perhaps you’ve been watching scary TV shows on television and you’re having nightmares about zombies.

Whatever it is, if you’ve seen something recently that has scared the living daylights out of you, then it might be affecting your dreams.

And seeing as how zombies are pretty scary characters, to begin with, this can cause some pretty intense dreams and nightmares for sure!

This means that if you’ve recently watched a scary movie, you might find yourself dreaming about zombies. Similarly, if you’ve read a scary book or a graphic novel, you could dream about zombies.


Because something you’ve seen recently could also pop up in your dreams. If you’ve seen images of zombies, this could be reflected in your dreams.

However, if you haven’t seen anything recently, then it could be because the images and themes are something your subconscious mind already knows about.

For example, if you have always been fascinated by zombies and regularly read books or watch movies about them, then it’s likely that you are dreaming about them for this reason.

You may also have had a dream about zombies as a child and never really stopped dreaming about them as an adult.

So, try to figure out if there’s anything you did that might have triggered your dreams about zombies.

If so, then try to avoid it in the future if possible.

Or at the very least, stop watching or reading things that trigger these dreams.

But if there’s nothing else that could have made you dream about zombies, then focus on other signs that might explain why you dream about zombies.

3) Get help from a real psychic

The signs I’m revealing in this article will give you a good idea about the real reasons you dream about zombies at night.

But could you get even more clarity by speaking to a gifted advisor?

Clearly, you have to find someone you can trust. With so many fake experts out there, it’s important to have a pretty good BS detector.

After going through dozens of scary nights, I recently tried Psychic Source. They provided me with the guidance I needed in life and helped me find reasons for my frightening dreams.

I was actually blown away by how kind, caring, and genuinely helpful they were.

Click here to get your own reading.

A gifted advisor can not only tell you why you dream about zombies, but they can also help you explore your unconscious mind.

4) Feeling like you are being attacked, or have lost control of your life

Let’s be honest about something.

We all have the same basic fears.

Fear of the unknown, fear of the future, and fear of death.

These fears are what make zombies so scary in real life and in our dreams too. Because zombies represent all three of these fears.

Zombies are an unknown force that we can’t control or predict. They represent a future we can’t predict, and they remind us that death is inevitable.

When you dream about zombies, you may feel like you’re being attacked. Or like your life is out of control.

You may be feeling insecure, helpless, or like you’re on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

And now you’re probably wondering how this can be explained.

Well, the thing is that zombies often appear in dreams when we feel like we’re under attack.

They appear most often in times of stress.

The most common causes of zombie dreams are stress, anxiety, and sleep deprivation. Many people report experiencing zombie-like symptoms when they’re sleep-deprived.

It might sound weird, but stress can cause us to feel like zombies, too. When we’re stressed, we often feel out of control. And when we’re constantly stressed, it can cause us to feel like we’re under attack.

But in reality, these dreams might not be just about zombies. This could be a sign that something else is going on in your life.

For example, if you are feeling like your life is out of control, then this could explain why you are dreaming about zombies.

It could also have to do with the fact that your subconscious mind might believe that zombies represent unknown or uncontrollable forces in the world around us.

This could be triggering anxiety in your unconscious mind and causing it to create dreams about zombies at night.

This anxiety might also be triggering more frequent nightmares than usual or even night terrors.

So, try to be mindful of your innermost feelings. And try to find new ways of dealing with your stress. If you feel like you’re under attack in real life, then your dreams might just be trying to tell you something.

5) You feel guilty about something

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Have you ever found yourself feeling guilty about something?

I mean, feeling guilty because of being unable to understand someone or something?

Well, I have. And the feeling is so overwhelming that it can make you feel like a zombie.

When you feel guilty about someone or something, you start questioning your own self-worth. You start thinking about how badly you feel about yourself and how much of a loser you are.

And this can totally mess up your life to such an extent that it can leave you feeling lost and confused about everything.

But how is this related to dreams about zombies? Why are you dreaming of zombies even though you feel guilty about something?

Well, when we feel guilty, we often find ourselves having negative thoughts about our future.

We also tend to think negatively about the people who surround us. And when this happens, we start feeling like zombies because we have no control over our lives and our thoughts anymore.

We often find ourselves becoming obsessive-compulsive about things in life that don’t matter at all.

The result?

We begin to lose the sense of reality and everything seems pretty much meaningless to us anymore.

We also tend to become very self-absorbed because of our low self-esteem levels, which are caused by guilt in the first place.

We become so self-absorbed that we end up not being able to empathize with others or focus on anything else other than ourselves and what’s going on inside our heads at any given point in time.

Keep in mind that experiencing guilt feelings for certain things in life that don’t belong only to us but also concern others, as do their feelings towards us, as well as their reactions towards what’s going on between us and them regarding certain things.

So, does this make sense now?

Because when we feel guilty, we often feel like we’re being attacked by our own conscience.

And this is why we dream about zombies in these situations. Because zombies can represent the feelings of guilt that attack us at night when our defenses are down and we aren’t able to fight back.

So, if you’ve been feeling guilty or like a zombie is attacking you in your dreams, it might be time to look at what you’re feeling guilty about.

Maybe it’s time to talk with someone you trust or even visit a therapist who can help you deal with your feelings of guilt in real life.

6) Feeling unprepared or overwhelmed

If you feel unprepared for something or are feeling overwhelmed by your life, you might dream about zombies.

This can be something you’re about to do or something you’re dealing with in your life.

Why so?

Let me explain it in detail.

Feeling unprepared or overwhelmed is another common dream theme that often involves zombies.

In most cases, feeling unprepared or overwhelmed in dreams is a sign that you’re lacking some confidence about something in your life.

It’s also a sign that you’re lacking the motivation to keep moving forward with the things that you should be doing, or the desire to take action on them when it comes to making changes in your life.

And this can be very frustrating because it makes you feel like zombies are after you because they want to eat your brains and make you feel like a prisoner of your own home (which can also be related to feeling trapped and unable to get out of a situation).

When we feel unprepared or overwhelmed, we often find ourselves thinking negatively about the future.

We also tend to think poorly of ourselves and our ability to accomplish what we need to do in order to move forward with our lives and enjoy a sense of peace and happiness along the way.

We begin doubting ourselves all the time, which makes us lose confidence, which makes us want to give up on things even before we’ve given them a chance.

What’s the result?

We’re stuck in a vicious cycle of feeling unprepared and overwhelmed, which makes us want to give up and give in to our own feelings of hopelessness.

And this is why we dream about zombies. Because zombies can represent the feelings of hopelessness that attack us at night when our defenses are down and we aren’t able to fight back.

So if you’ve been feeling unprepared or overwhelmed, it might be time to look at what you’re feeling unprepared for or what’s making you feel overwhelmed in real life.

7) You can’t free your mind from stressful thoughts

Believe it or not, if you’ve been thinking a lot about something stressful in your life right before going to sleep, you might dream about zombies.

This means that you’re having trouble-freeing your mind from some of the stressful things that are going on in your life.

How can you free your mind?

Well, let me first ask you a question.

When it comes to your personal spiritual journey, which toxic habits have you unknowingly picked up?

Is it the need to be positive all the time? Is it a sense of superiority over those who lack spiritual awareness?

Even well-meaning gurus and experts can get it wrong.

The result is that you end up achieving the opposite of what you’re searching for. You do more to harm yourself than to heal.

You may even hurt those around you.

In this eye-opening video, the shaman Rudá Iandé explains how so many of us fall into the toxic spirituality trap. He himself went through a similar experience at the start of his journey.

As he mentions in the video, spirituality should be about empowering yourself. Not suppressing emotions, not judging others, but forming a pure connection with who you are at your core.

If this is what you’d like to achieve, click here to watch the free video.

Even if you’re well into your spiritual journey, it’s never too late to unlearn the myths that are leading to scary dreams at night!

8) You’re feeling disconnected from other people

And the final reason why you could be dreaming about zombies is that you’re feeling disconnected from other people.

Maybe you’re feeling like no one’s there for you, or that the people around you are holding back from truly connecting with you.

And you might even feel rejected or not good enough.

And the result is that it makes you dream about scary things like zombies every night when you go to sleep.

Well, the truth is that feeling that no one understands you and being disconnected from other people is a very real problem that many of us face.

Unfortunately, this isn’t something that you can just push away with the power of positive thinking.

There is no quick fix for this issue, but there are ways that you can improve your social skills and combat feelings of isolation.

With the right approach, you can start to feel closer to your friends and family and even make some new friends along the way.

As a result, the dreams about zombies will disappear, and you’ll suddenly realize that you’re not alone at all! You’re connected with people around you and you belong with them.

9) You have a fear of death

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And the final reason why you could be dreaming about zombies is that you’re scared of death.

It’s true that we all die eventually, but it’s something that many people try to avoid thinking about.

You probably don’t like it, but this can lead to nightmares about the end of the world, like zombies and other types of horror stories.

But here’s some good news: there are ways that you can overcome your fear of death and even start to look forward to it!

The first step is to realize that death isn’t something bad or scary. It’s actually an inevitable part of life and a natural process that we all go through.

And guess what?

Once you start reflecting on your thoughts and realize zombies can’t hurt you, your nightmares will start to disappear!

Also, if you think about it, the only thing that death really means is that you’re no longer physically alive. But once you die, your soul and energy will live on and continue to exist in another form.

And instead of dreaming about zombies every night, you’ll dream about a better life after death.

4 tips to help you stop dreaming about zombies

1) Take control of your thoughts

The first step to stopping dreaming about zombies is to take control of your thoughts.

If you’re dreaming about zombies, then you’re probably thinking about them a lot. You need to take control of your thoughts so that you don’t keep yourself stressed out at night

Instead of letting your thoughts run wild, you need to start thinking more positively.

Being afraid of death or feeling alone are very real problems that many people face, but instead of dwelling on them, you need to start thinking about solutions.

2) Get help from other people

Have you ever told your dream about zombies out loud to someone else?

You probably haven’t, but it’s actually a great way to stop dreaming about zombies.

When you tell someone about your dreams, you’re talking about them out loud, which is a different experience than just thinking about them in your head.

When you talk about your dreams out loud, it helps you take control of your thoughts and realize that there’s nothing to be afraid of.

But what if you don’t have someone reliable to share your experience with?

Earlier, I mentioned how helpful the advisors at Psychic Source were when I was facing troubles in my life.

Although there’s much we can learn about a situation from articles like this, nothing can truly compare to receiving a personalized reading from a gifted person.

From giving you clarity on your dreams to supporting you as you make life-changing decisions, these advisors will empower you to make decisions with confidence.

Click here to get your personalized reading.

3) Think positively

One more way to stop dreaming about zombies is to think more positively.

The best way to do this is through affirmations.

An affirmation is a word that you can use to describe positive statements that you tell yourself throughout the day.

For example, if you’re afraid of death, then you’ll want to tell yourself things like “I will be okay after I die” or “I’m looking forward to a better life after death.”

So keep in mind that if you want to stop dreaming about zombies, you need to change your thoughts.

Instead of thinking about something that scares you, think about something that makes you feel good.

Whatever method you use, the key here is to focus on positive thoughts instead of negative ones.

That way, you’ll relax and avoid dreaming about zombies.

4) Get enough sleep

And the last tip I’m going to share with you to stop dreaming about zombies is to get enough sleep.

If you want to stop dreaming about zombies, you need to make sure you’re getting enough sleep.

Sleep deprivation can cause all sorts of issues with your health and mental well-being.

The thing is that the more sleep you get, the less likely you are to dream about zombies.

Regular sleep patterns are important for your overall health and well-being, but they can also help you have positive, restful dreams.

As with most health matters, the best way to get the sleep you need is to start small.

Gradually work your way up to the recommended amount of sleep for your age group, and you’ll be dreaming of sunshine, not blood.

So if you want to stop dreaming about zombies, make sure you’re getting enough sleep each night.

Discover your inner self through dreaming

As you can see, dreams about zombies are our minds’ way of processing information and emotions.

Sometimes, nightmares and night terrors are caused when we’ve got a lot of stuff going on in our lives.

To put it simply, when you’re stressed out about something, you tend to dream about it.

Hopefully, you already understand why you dream about zombies and how you can handle these dreams.

However, you don’t have to let this night’s terror control your sleep. You can take control of your thoughts, think positively, and make sure you get enough sleep so that you stop dreaming about zombies.

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Nato Lagidze

Nato is a writer and a researcher with an academic background in psychology. She investigates self-compassion, emotional intelligence, psychological well-being, and the ways people make decisions. Writing about recent trends in the movie industry is her other hobby, alongside music, art, culture, and social influences. She dreams to create an uplifting documentary one day, inspired by her experiences with strangers.

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