Does dreaming about someone mean they miss you? 10 things you need to know

Do you dream about someone and think it means they miss you?

Well, the answer is not that simple.

If you find yourself dreaming about people often, and are wondering why here are 10 things to consider.

1) Dreams hold a lot of power in our lives

Dreams are a powerful force in our lives.

We spend almost one third of our life sleeping, meaning that dreams represent more than one third of what we’re seeing and experiencing.

There are many theories as to the meaning behind dreams, but there is no definitive answer to their significance.

If you’re dreaming about someone who you haven’t seen for a long time, it could be a sign that you miss them or have strong feelings about them.

This does not necessarily mean this person misses you or has feelings for you-it’s just as likely that they happened to be on your mind when you went to sleep.

It could be a sign that this person is important to you, even if they’re not in your daily life. It might also mean that they share similar interests or hobbies with you.

2) Your memories influence your dreams

Each night you sleep, your brain processes the day’s events and stores them in your memory.

The next morning, you will remember dreams about the events and images of what happened that day.

If someone you know is in your dream, they may have been on your mind during the day.

In fact, people in your dreams may be based on those who are close to you.

You see, memories play a huge role in your dream, which is why oftentimes, you will notice a random detail from the past in your dream!

For example, you might dream about an old friend who you haven’t thought about in years.

This is because your brain has been processing the details of this person, and eventually they will appear in your dreams.

So, there is a bigger chance you were dreaming about them because you remember them, not because they miss you.

3) Dreams can be full of your wishes and desires

Dreams are often like windows into our souls, offering us clues to what we truly want in life. Our subconscious thoughts and desires can be revealed through the stories we tell ourselves when asleep.

You see, your current situation or relationship status might seep through to the dreaming world. This becomes an opportunity to address and cope with them on a subconscious level.

For instance, your tiring day at work or heady encounter with someone new may stir your imagination and carry you away to distant adventures in your dreams.

Here’s the thing: it’s important not to mistake dreams for reality. They may simply reflect something we desire but haven’t yet achieved.

4) Dreams say more about your feelings than someone else’s

When you dream about someone, it is more likely a reflection of your own feelings or emotions than theirs.

In other words, dreams are not always a sign that the person misses you.

If you have been thinking about them and missing them, this may be why you’re dreaming of them.

You see, your thoughts have a lot to do with what you dream about.

If you’re thinking about someone often, it’s more likely that they will appear in your dreams.

Think about it: Your subconscious mind is always working, so if you’re thinking about someone a lot, there’s a good chance he or she will appear in your dream.

Dreams are also influenced by things that have happened to you during the day.

If you had a bad day at work, for example, there’s a good chance that it will show up in your dreams!

5) When you dream about someone, you’re likely the one missing them

One of the most common reasons people dream about someone is because they miss that person.

It’s human nature to feel a sense of well-being when we’re with someone we care about.

In other words, if you dream about someone often, and think it means they miss you, it may be because you’re the one missing them.

It’s also important to consider what your dreams are like when you do dream about this person.

Are they happy? Do they say anything to you? Is it a regular dream or a recurring one?

If it’s recurring, was it the same each time? You can answer these questions to better understand why someone might be in your dreams.

However, you should remember that the chance is big that you are missing them, not necessarily the other way around (although they might be missing you too, of course!)

6) Dreams can be completely random and not mean anything

Dreams can be completely random and not mean anything at all. This is one of the most common reasons for dreaming about someone you know.

Some people believe that dreams are messages from your subconscious and that every dream means something specific.

If you are dreaming about someone frequently, it could signify a connection to them on a deeper level.

Dreams can also represent a desire or need within us that we don’t usually think about during our waking hours.

For instance, some people might be trying to reconnect with family members they have lost contact with, while others might be trying to cope with unresolved feelings of guilt or anger toward them.

While it is possible that when you dream about someone this person wants to connect with you in some way, there are other explanations as well:

  • Your brain might simply be firing off thoughts and memories related to that person in your subconscious mind while you sleep, so they show up in your dreams without any meaning attached;
  • You might want them to miss you so much that your mind is filling in the blanks by projecting that desire onto your dreams;
  • You may have unanswered feelings for the person for which you can’t control dreaming about them;
  • You may find yourself dreaming about someone because they’re on your mind constantly;
  • You might be taking on the perspective of another person in your dream who has a different relationship with the person in question than you do
  • The dream is just a completely random memory that happened to appear

The last one is important. You see, oftentimes, dreams are completely random and there is no deeper meaning behind them.

That’s not always the case, of course, but sometimes you might be reading too much into it.

7) Dreams are connected to your feelings and emotions

Dreams are connected to your feelings and emotions.

The dreams you have are a direct reflection of how you feel or who you’re thinking about.

The more you think about someone, the more likely it is that they will appear in your dreams

Dreams can also be caused by stress (though often not as often).

If you’re stressed from work, school, family issues, or anything else, then your body could be releasing those emotions during sleep which may manifest in the form of a dream.

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That person who shows up in your dreams may not necessarily mean they miss you; it could just mean that they were on your mind when you were awake and their thoughts carried over into your dreams.

Perhaps that person appeared in a past memory and now it’s showing up in your dream because of what happened to them.

There could have also been an emotional connection with them at one point in time in the past before the memory was forgotten (or suppressed).

This has been shown to happen more with people who have experienced trauma or PTSD, but it’s not uncommon for anyone to experience this type of dream phenomenon from time to time, depending on what’s going on in life and how much stress we’re under at any given moment.

8) Dreams can show you who you have feelings for

Dreams can be an excellent way to show you who you have feelings for!

You see, maybe the person you dream about is someone who you like or care about, but are just not sure if you’d be able to make a relationship work.

Dreams can show you what’s going on in your subconscious mind, and they can be a way for your mind to play out things that are happening in your life.

If you find yourself dreaming of the person in who you’re interested, then it could mean that your brain is trying to tell you to go for it!

Or maybe the other person is someone who you have no interest in pursuing a relationship with!

Maybe the dream was showing you what it would be like if you were to pursue a relationship with them and let your subconscious mind know that it’s not going to work out.

Which one is the case is something only you can know.

Ask yourself if you might have feelings for this person and what you could do to make your dream a reality.

9) Dreams are still unexplored, there is a lot we don’t know

One of the first things to consider is that dreams are still unexplored.

We don’t know everything there is to know about them, so it can be difficult to say with certainty what they mean.

They might simply be a product of the subconscious mind, or they might represent something specific.

That’s why it’s important to talk to someone who knows more about psychology and dreams in order to understand the meaning behind your dream.

One way you can find out more about your own dreams is by keeping a dream journal.

If you have been dreaming about someone lately, then it could simply be a coincidence.

Dreams aren’t always so literal though. Dreams can also use symbolism and metaphor to show us things about our lives or relationships.

So, the person in your dreams might also just represent something else entirely!

I know it sounds complicated, but when you keep a dream journal, you will start to see similarities and patterns in your dreams, which can help you figure out their meaning!

10) Dreams may be influenced by the other person missing you

There is a possibility that the other person misses you and the energy of this person may have influenced your dreams!

Think about it: when this person has you on their mind constantly, their energy is directed at you a lot.

This will have an influence on your own energy, and it might even influence your dreams!

It’s also possible that you may have missed them and so your subconscious mind is playing out a scenario where the two of you are together.

If you’re wondering whether or not to reach out to them, try to figure out what your dreams were trying to tell you.

The only way for you to know if the feelings are mutual is if you try reaching out.

This might be an opportunity for the two of you to reconnect and start something new.

What should you do now?

Well, now that you know where your dreams could possibly be coming from, it’s time to take action.

Do you want to contact this person? Do you miss them?

Then don’t hesitate and reach out!

Maybe they’ve missed you, too, and have been too shy to take the first step!

The worst thing that could happen is that they’re not as interested as you, and that’s really no tragedy!

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Anna Scheucher

Freelance writer specializing in holistic health, wellness, and psychology. Check out my blog to find out more!

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