To dream of being strangled – what does it mean? (Dream interpretation suffocation / strangulation)
Dream interpretation strangulation/suffocation
Suffocation in dreams is not a rare thing to dream about. There are several angles to it; these are reviewed below.
Dreams about suffocation can mean that you are simply too busy. Similar to dreams about drowning, dreams about suffocating can symbolize that your current (hectic) life style will quite simply be the death of you.
If you find this interpretation relevant to your situation, it is critical that you take your dream seriously – you simply cannot keep up anymore, and your brain and body needs you to slow down.
Dreams about being strangled as an image of something within yourself that is ”strangling” you/hinders you from thriving and developing. This interpretation is the most common – you can even dream that you are strangling yourself!
…a very clear indication that you in a some way – in what you say, think or do – limit yourself in a way that is “killing you” (that is to say mentally, because you lack vitality).
A 30-year-old woman for instance repeatedly dreamt that a very old woman was going to strangle her. At this point in her life, she was single and often stayed at home and isolated herself, and because of previous experiences, she did everything she could to avoid contact with men, who were actually interested in her.
It was clear from the dream that she, way too early in her life, had habits more suited for an old woman. In the same way, there may be things within you that are quite simply “strangling you” and which therefore prevent you from realizing your true potential; things you may be unaware of.
When trying to understand your dreams it is important to know that your dreams are… your dreams. As such, you are the best person to figure out the true meaning of your dreams.
However, it is important to learn how to generally approach your dreams. Dream dictionaries like this one are only a supplement, and if you want to fully utilize the potential of your dreams, you should start at a different place.
My online course “Unlock your DREAMlife” gives you a great foundation for understanding (and recalling) your dreams.
In addition to this, it may also be the case that your current life situation, how you see yourself, your social circle, or your job, is “killing you”. There are numerous things – within yourself and in your surroundings – that can “strangle” you and prevent you from unfolding and developing.
Finally, there are also cases which suggest that a dream about being strangled simply can occur because you are having difficulties breathing during your sleep – perhaps you have been uncomfortable, or you may have a physical disability that makes it difficult for you to breathe.
Dream dictionaries are a very helpful tool when interpreting dreams. However, generally learning how to approach your dreams, will give you a better foundation for understanding them. My online course “Unlock your DREAMlife” teaches you how to much better utilize – recall and understand – your dreams.
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Have you had a dream about strangulation or suffocation? Please share your experience in the comments below.
NB: Dream interpretation is not easy – especially because dreams are always 100% individual. For this reason the above scenarios might not be relevant to your suffocation dream.
Each time am being strangled in my sleep
If anybody talk around my environment I can hear them but I can’t fight what’s holding me down
I have suffered this a lot
This makes me scared of sleeping
Sometimes i think I might die from dere
I had a really weird and scary dream in which I was like holding a doll and in rl it felt like I have actually holding it so tight and the next moment my sister got a little scarier as being possessed by someone and she started choking me to death and when it got to the end I litreally woke up so scared…. I still doesn’t know hat it means😶
I just had a dream. It’s 5:50 in the morning. I dreamt of being strangled by unknown force. I tried to open my eyes but I can’t. Tried to move, yet I couldn’t. I’m doing my best to wake up but the strangulation felt so real yet I’m alone in my room.
I just dreamt that me and my family where about to eat dinner when suddenly time froze and everybody did not move or do anything, and I tried to move them around waking them up but no body seemed to notice but my son of 9 years old did. And then something pulled my son into the next room and shut it’s door, and I forcefully pulled the door partly and forced my left side arm and my head in, trying to free my son but was chocked by a demon ,who had dreadlocks with no jaws, hiding at my right end side of the door’s wall.
Please help me interprete my dream.
okay so i got this dream 2days back at 3am ..In that dream i was sleeping on my bed and when i woke up i couldnt move and my neck was feeling chocked and felt like someone was chocking my neck and saying something to me that i dont remember. I tried so hard to move and somehow i was able to move a little. I started shouting trying to wake my sister but she wasnt responding. After that i woke up wiht my heart beating so fast..i was scared for a while.
I just had dream recieved phone call that my 9yr old is strungled to death by one of his peers and the way I cried in my dream the pain I had even my pillow was wet,and when we each where they the child died he was sleeping facing down and you can tell around the neck that he was strungled ,he wasn’t looking good at all
I dreamt I was sitting in an armchair in a really cosy room which had two fire places in adjacent sides of the room with lit fires in them. I was nodding off in the dream and then I felt something come up behind me and start to throttle me. I had to wake myself up it was creepy and horrible. A dream within a dream. Wonder what it means?
I woke up at 5:35. I had a dream I was in my room and it wasn’t dark or bright just a decent amount of life, almost like the sun coming up. I try to get up and I couldn’t, my body was so heavy I had to use so much force to move them but barely could. Then I felt something around my throat choking me as I couldn’t move my body well. I fought all I could while trying to repent the demon that was choking me. I couldn’t see him nor any shadow he was invisible. Eventually I woke up not in panic but in confusion.
I heard a dream of been strangled by unknown stranger in a dark place… And I don’t know what to do.
My name is jude from Ghana…in a relationship with a girl who her father had died and her father’s sisters are trying to take over the properties and obtaining ownership…because of that I have move in to their house to help her get what is hers by the permission of her mum and siblings.. I have had some chaotic interventions from the 2 sister trying to claim ownership of the properties because my very existence complicates their plans of the take over of the properties since they don’t know who I am to the decease nuclear family…my mum also seem to be against the idea that I have move in to help my fiancee in this time of need but I I have tried explain to her for her to understand but my mum in particular has been a bit of a torn in the flesh before me even meeting this family..she looks down on me try to dictates for me,try to steer my business and thoughts for me which have told her several times that I don’t like that,I am old enough to make decisions for myself ..I am nearly 30years of age am a man now…my business had kind of come down during this pandemic era…I have brothers in Europe which I have tried to get help from their side and them too seems my mum has already said things to them concerning my life and they are resisting to help me…
So the dream this morning…I was sitting on a mattress which I sleep on in the same place I move it to to sleep on at my girlfriends house,I saw my girl sitting with me and complaining about her life of being graduated for a year now having done her masters but kind find a job which is very frustrating for…I tried to calm her down by using my life as an example for having diploma in marketing but then decided to study fashion so that I can do my own business…through the consoling I saw a face none other than my mother and all of a sudden a hand from nowhere just the hands no body was attach to it grabbed my neck and struggle my neck..I could feel it in the physical because I couldn’t move until my mind force my body to come into consciousness…it is very strange to me…I don’t understand what message this dream is…and to be honest the people in my life are not being honest with me I am to them…
My girl is in school now for about a month now has not even call me to check on me and her phone too can not be reach..
Her mum also in as much as she is good is not being honest with me as to her plans towards this property war and my mum has been a torn in the flesh even before meeting this family…my elder brother in the UK looks down on me all the time because I haven’t had my glory of riches yet and a whole lot…please I don’t what this message is as to who is actually causing me to suffocate or the angle to where to relate this dream to since the people closest to be has been a bit of dishonest less supportive to me..or could it be a spiritual attach contrary to my belive because we African believe in the supernatural…please help me with this dream
I have a recurring dream where I can’t move speak breath. There’s a dark shadow over me and I wake up gasping for breath has anyone one else have this dream and do you have any idea why?
Just at 4am today I had never experienced my dream to be able to choke me and taking in the appearances of my sister and friend. I couldn’t move and felt a heavy pressure on my chest as if something was heavy was laying on my body it was really weird >_<. But the weird thing was that the dream looked just as my room would look. It was creepy how these things or demons can take in the forms of my love ones. my sister kept telling me that my friend was fake and how I shouldn’t talk to her no more and after that she told me she was coming and told me not to look back and that’s when my friend appeared from behind me and my sister told you won’t feel any pain no more and started to fade away and I saw her in a shadow form fading with a smirk on her face and left. Then after she left that’s when I started to feel that huge pressure on my chest and my friend/demon started to whisper to my ear that “I will die soon” & “ you won’t make it” while choking me to death giving me a side eye look I couldn’t breath or scream for help and everything was soo dark I could barely see my surroundings after. But as soon as I felt that I automatically thought of GOD AND I MEAN GOD to help me and save me from it and right after I heard whispers vanishing but I’m glad I got out of it and everything started to disappear I could move and breath again and didn’t felt that bad pressure on me no more I’m glad that I asked god for help and yeah i woke up from the dream luckily but the weirder part was that tryed waking my sister up and Luckily she was awake but hear me out she couldn’t sleep because she felt bad energy and uncomfortable but when I woke up and saw if she awake she told right after I woke up she heard like thaws whispers and couldn’t sleep because of that but they started to fade once I woke up WEIRD/CREEPY AF I THOUGHT I WAS GONNA DIE IN MY SLEEP BUT HEY IM ALIVE THANKFULLY 😅 but I hope no one eve experiences this EVER!!
Repeatedly dreamt of being strangled and I can’t even move nor talk till I rebuke it and wake up with fear all over me😢😢
I dreamt I was someone else, but still female.
A man strangled me to death but I came back to life, he was being overly nice until he couldn’t take being nice anymore and flipped. Can’t remember anymore.
I am really scared I really don’t know if it was a dream or fact. I felt like my husband was strangling me. I woke up immediately and shout to him to stop hurting me. I was really afraid. He told me to sleep but I felt the second time that he was strangling me but when I asked him he keep telling me that I was dreaming. Please I need your advice.
This is the second time happening to me
I was kinda tired i decided to take a nap after lunch
Then after sometime…something started choking me for like 1 to 2 minutes am being chocked badly couldn’t breath ..then i saw someone sitting beside where i was watching me ….twisting his hand ….after i saw his face my eyes couldn’t see again everything was blurry….what could be the meaning of this
I had a repeated dreams about invisible force trying to kill me. But last night is the worst. He is strangled me over and over. And that made me not to sleep right now. Im scared.. i dont know.. im always scared in my dreams..
I dreamed about Rihanna and i talking to the point we were acquaintances. She had a concert that day and i was in the stage at the back; when the song started she came toward me with the microphone telling me to sing, as i was singing she was strangling me till i finished singing, i thought it was to make myself sing louder but it was kinda weird.
I had a dream that I was crawling on my back on a dark wet pathway to go see my father at the end of the pathway but when I got there I had to climb short ladder and I peeked and couldn’t see my father and I had concluded that he had died and then I saw the black figure of a tall slim man with a big hat he was like a shadow and he ran towards me and I started crawling back and him following me trying to strangle me and then I couldn’t crawl any further because I was in bed and there was no more dark pathway but the shadow was still there trying to choke me and I started calling out for my sister because in the dream she was sleeping on the bed to my right and she wouldn’t wake up and then I was woken up by my roommate because I was yelling my sister’s name in my sleep.
Hi could you please help me in interpreting a dream where someone (I don’t know who, because the face isn’t visible) tries to choke me.