Screaming Dream Symbol

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Screaming – The sound of screaming in your dream can be vivid and alarming even if you do not see its source or know its cause. Screaming is the greatest symbol of fear in your life. You will often hear screaming in your dream if you are overly worried about others in your waking life. Parents hear the screaming of their children in their dreams. There is a promethean part of the brain that is especially active during resting hours.

During the course of evolution periods of sleep were always the most dangerous part of an animal’s life. In fact, many animals including fish, birds and reptiles actually keep an eye open while they sleep if they are fearful of their safety. Mammals also have an instinctual part of their brains active while they sleep. This is the cause of sudden bouts of terror in some people while they sleep.

In rare cases people can actually get violent in their sleep. This is all caused by that “protection” part of the brain and its insecurity during sleep. To hear screaming indicates that the part of your brain that regulates the feeling of peace and safety is off.

Additional Meanings

Hearing screaming in a dream is a symbol of fear. You may be worried about something in your waking life and fear the outcomes or consequences. What is it you fear? This also indicates there are powerful emotions you have bottled up inside. Dreaming of being unable to scream means there is something in your waking life that needs your immediate attention. Do you even know what it is that you fear? Hearing others scream may mean there is upsetting news on the way. You may need to be prepared.

Shouting Dream Symbol

Dreams that involve shouting can warn of impending trouble. When you are the one shouting, this can mean you are going through a tough time in your waking life. You may be only feeling only negative emotions. It can also signify a particular situation turning into something that is hard to deal with. It will all turn out well if your use perseverance and wisdom to deal with the situation.

Hearing someone else shouting signifies a warning of fright or anger. This is a sign there is bad news on the way and even the death of a loved one who lives far away. This can bring warnings that there are those who gossip behind your back. You may need to be more careful about who you trust. Someone’s loud shout for help is a cry for help from them in your waking life. Can you answer that call in your real life?

Shouting with surprise can mean you get the help you need from your secret love. What or who do you have hidden away? Shouting in fear can bring unexpected good news from afar. Hearing people you do not recognize shouting in fear refers to your worries in real life. It is a reminder that if you act with wisdom and integrity you will have a positive outcome.

When you shout for help in a dream someone will come to your aid. If no one comes to help, you could sink into a deep depression. This will have a negative impact on all parts of your life, especially on financial matters. Shouting in anger to someone can mean you lose the support of someone just when you really need them. This is a time where you need to foster relationships, rather than drive them away.

Someone else shouting can bring on depression and troubled times with your life partner. Hearing animals screaming warns of an impending accident. This could be you or someone close to you involved.

Note* If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.

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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.

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  1. one time i had a dream that i was standing on this ledge and below me was this whirlpool. I hanging on the ledge i was standing on was people hung by their throats as far as i could see. In the whirlpool I saw my best friend. I kept screaming and yelling for her but she couldn’t hear me. All a sudden this thing appeared in front of me and a noose appeared around my neck. I climbed to an even higher ledge where the rope was attached and I was about to jump. My best friend fell into the whirlpool and someone screamed “SAVE HER!”. I snapped out of it and pulled the noose off. i jumped in after her and I ended up in a long hallway with many doors and it was really dark, I heard a voice say that I had to find her and all these things were coming at me and they were things that scare me. I came to this door and i was about to open it. I woke up. Someone please help me, i need to know what this means.

  2. I’m pretty confused actually, I have no idea what i dreamed about. My girl went out and came back home around 3am, while was sleeping. And at some point i started screaming, something like “don’t come up the stairs” and started moving alot during it. I know nothing about it but i do have a headache. Should i be concerned?

  3. This is the first time I’m experiencing a night-terror . The scene was that I was at this playground with my friends and all of the sudden they disappear. Everything is dark around me. Next thing you know this scary looking old guy shows up and said something rude to me . I don’t remember exactly what he said but I clearly remember me answering to him in a sarcastic way ”oh really”. Right after I said that he grabbed me and I woke up screaming ”help”. I was so devastated and scared after the incident It took me a couple hours to fall back asleep. If anyone knows what kind of case this is PLEASE comment. Thanks

  4. I have had a dream where I was laying in bed with the Covers over my head and I was Rocking and screaming this is weird and it felt totally real to me and after waking I could hear people talking to wich i thought it was my sister in the next room but her and her boyfriend was fast asleep ?

  5. hi twice since the beginning of this year i dreamed shouting for help first i dreamed someone a man was trying to force open our door while we were sleeping my husband wasnt around and i shouted for help calling our neighbour ten i woke up, another one 3 days ago i dreamed again a man trying to force open our door and i try to sream and alert my husband but i couldnt scream out in the dream please interpret

  6. Me and my ex boyfriend recently broke up . After 2 years and now hes with a different girl like after a few days of breaking up . In the pass 2 years i met all his family and super close to them, specially his lil nephew who is 5 but he was 3 when i met him. And today i woke up feeling weird idk how to explain the feeling .but i remember in my dream hearing his lil nephew crying and calling me out “auntie” and idk woke me up with this feeling and im currently really weird about and i wanna if that can have a meaning .

  7. Screaming of help?

    I had the weirdest dream last night that I was in my house sitting down at the dining room table with my family. A few minutes later in my dream, I heard a loud bang, skidding and screaming coming from the front door and I told my family to not go see what was happening but my brother and dad went to the front door and when they returned, they looked shocked and scared. I went upstairs to the balcony and overlooked the street and underneath a dim streetlight there was a body of someone road-killed in a terrible way.

    To sum up:
    I don’t know what this means but it really shocked me and I don’t really understand why I dreamt this, it felt really real.
    Most of my dreams are about running away from something but for some reason I was going towards the calls in this dream and saw something horrific.

  8. In my dream I was just going through a completely normal day. I can’t rememeber exactly what I was doing but at one point out of no where the highest pitched, loudest scream came out of nowhere. I didn’t know where it came from or who. It felt like it was really close like inside my head. I woke up shivering.

    • This happened to me too last night. It woke me up immediately. And the creepy thing is my soap holder in my shower came crashing down at the same moment.

    • Amanda Walden on

      That happened to me last night. I was too terrified to go back to sleep, I’ve had these dreams for years since I was a child. it usually happens when something is about to happen either an accident or a lightning storm. the dream is different each night, I remember in one of my dreams I was in a dark room and I was staring at a closet I couldn’t see inside it but I heard a man talking to me telling me to come closer. I had refused to listen and repeatedly said no which I had assumed it made whatever angry. and after that, the man’s voice got louder and louder saying the same thing over and over again and then out of nowhere, the man screamed which felt like he was screaming in my left ear. I couldn’t wake myself up I remember shaking my head to try wake myself up. 10 minutes later I woke up with my heart beating out of my chest and shivering.

  9. I dreamed of someone knocking on my door late at night. I was alone and I played it off as If I had a dog with me. I tried to turn on the lights but the power had been cut. So I ran down the hall and then I hear the lady neighbor scream very loud as if someone was attacking her. Then I was saved by my alarm. I woke up shaking. I’ve been having bad dreams for the past week.

  10. My sister passed with cancer Dec, 3rd 2017 last night when I was asleep I was woken by hearing my sister crying and still continued hearing it for a few seconds after I awoke it sound like she was right beside me but sounded so far away what does this mean

  11. In my dream I sonic screamed! What does that mean?!?! In the dream I was doing the piano and violin. An eagle came in and attacked me, the teacher, and a horse. Then I asked why someone would do this. The teacher said “Mr. Chesky”. I looked up and saw him looking down. Then I sonic screamed shattering all the windows and glass. Next thing you know I jumped under the covers and cried! Please explain.

  12. Every now and then when in just a regular dream i always come across a moth or large winged bug (can’t really make it out). As I lean in to look at it I always have it fly towards me screaming at a high pitch. It always results in me waking up in a panic. Any ideas of what causes this?

  13. PrayforPlagues on

    I had a dream I was in a woman’s house walking through the hallway towards her room door on the right and further down a girl child’s room door on left. I start walking towards the room and I hear her start to scream. Then I am pushed back. I walk forward again and she screams again and I see her face. And it is like a misty creature that is not human. Ghostlike. I tell her to not let go of me because I can save her life.

  14. I had a dream now that me and my father we’re in a call and suddenly the door slammed and a hurrcane arrived and I just heared thier screams than my dream just collapsed and I woke up, what is the meaning of that?

    • Chariem1010 on

      You might understand better if your grammar and punctuation and sentence formation wasn’t so terrible.

  15. I had a dream of this new guy that I started seeing that his father that I haven’t met, was telling me that I should move locally to be with him, and other things that I forgot.
    I live 1 hr away from this guy, but I work in the city and 10 away from his house. I am 32, divorced with 2 kids and he is 25 and still lives with his parents. Also one morning when we were sleeping the father walked into his room and I covered my face with a blanket, not to be seen.
    I am wondering why I dreamed of his father, while I was at their house.

  16. last night I had a dream or my wife called me on my phone crying and then she screamed out my sons name…

  17. I had a dream two nights ago that was full of extremely loud noises. Usually when I have that it is so loud I wake up, but this time I was stuck in it. I knew I was dreaming, but I couldn’t wake up. Everything was too loud, so I started screaming and I finally woke up sometime still during the night. I had to keep twitching my fingers when I was starting to fall asleep because the loud noises came back. It sounds kind of dumb, but it was the worst dream I ever had.

  18. Malaki Garrett on

    On November 4,o had a dream where I was laying in a strange room,but it was like I was watching myself from above while my body slept. Then I heard someone pray in a room nearby. After that all I could here was screaming, then I saw something run from my body that looked like a young child. I had decided to chance the child to find out why it was there but then suddenly things went black and I found myself staring directly at it. It held a knife in its right hand but it wasn’t gripping the blade, then in its left hand it was holding an apple. It started to scream again and when I drew in close to take the knife away from the child it gripped the blade and tried to stab me. After this I woke up. I have no idea what this means I would like to know if anyone could help me out with this.

  19. In my dream,is like some people are moving closer to me just to harm me and those acting as a security for me were all sleeping in my dream that was what prompted my screaming

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