In early 2022, Mornings.co.uk staff checked the database of google searches what are the most searched dreams in different countries. The research may not have been as engaged at the time, but it did reveal some insights into the dreams that take place around the world. This is a time that can offer relief to anyone dreaming of teeth falling out.
While the data was available, the team looked at what were the most common dreams searched on Google and broke it down by country. Worldwide, they found that the most researched dream are with snakes and found this type of dream being searched for 352,000 times a month in Brazil, according to the data. The same dream was searched about 214,000 times a month in Turkey.
The regions where venomous snakes live were also at the top of the list and, of course, the result for these cases was already quite expected. Still, countries that don’t have venomous snakes also had the dream of snakes leading. The biggest example of this was the UK, where any snakebite can be completely harmless, and yet research on dreaming was a close second.
dream of teeth falling out
In much of Western Europe and North America, also ranking number one in the UK polls, is the dream of teeth falling out. In the United States, about 81,000 searches per month about the dream were noticed. Spiders and bears made the US list.
Over time, people have linked the dream of teeth falling out to a premonition of the death of someone close or a relative. This is a very popular interpretation, but it was mentioned and dismissed by Freud.
Dream reviews may be pseudoscience, but the most recent interpretation of teeth falling out in the 1960s offered a fresh look at the cause: fear of aging.
The dream also underwent analysis of a study carried out in 1984 that tried to assess what were the particular traits of people who dreamed of teeth falling out and of people who did not have this type of dream.
“Personality questionnaires indicated that dreamers with teeth were significantly more anxious and depressed,” the scholars wrote, publishing in Psychological Reports, and added: “They had lower ego strength, were less satisfied with their lives, felt that they had less control over their lives and felt helpless more often than control subjects who dreamed of running away.
“For the current group of dreamers, it seems possible that psychological conditions of helplessness or loss of control could trigger the archetypal, vestigial dream of tooth loss.”