If you recently dreamt about someone you don’t talk to, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.

So, what does it mean when you dream about someone you don’t talk to? Likely reasons why you will dream about someone that you do not talk to are that it is your brain’s way of preparing you for a situation where you are talking to them, to deal with past trauma or to remember things about them.

There are a number of possible reasons why you will dream about someone you don’t talk to anymore but there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main reason.

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What does it mean when you dream about someone you don’t talk to?

Below are likely causes and what would make them more likely.

Purpose of dreams

It is thought that dreams are usually based on recent conversations, activities or other issues in your life. Dreams can function to help us get through trauma, to prepare ourselves to deal with threats, and to ensure that we do not forget important memories. (source)

To play out scenarios

One possible cause of dreams is to play out different possible scenarios in a safe environment. It could be the case that you dreamt about someone you don’t talk to because it is your brain’s way of preparing you to talk to that person or someone you do not know. This would be more likely if you spoke to them in a way that you have never spoken to them before.

To deal with trauma

Another possible reason for dreams is to help deal with trauma. The reason why you dreamt about this person could be that your brain is helping you to deal with trauma experienced with this person. This would be more likely if you had an argument with this person or something bad happened involving this person.

To remember things

Another possible reason is that your brain is helping you to remember this person or something involving this person. This would be more likely if this person was a significant part of your life or if you experienced a significant event with this person. It would also be more likely if you dreamt about someone significant that you experienced with this person in real life.

Consider what else happens in the dream

It would help to consider what else happened in the dream. It could be the case that the importance of the dream wasn’t actually to do with the person. This would be more likely if other significant things happened in the dream.

Consider what has happened in your life recently

It would also help to consider what happened in your life lately. It might be the case that the dream was a result of a recent event such as if you recently stopped talking to the person and your brain is helping you process it.

Consider recent lifestyle changes

Dreams occur most when we are in REM sleep which is the deep sleep stage where our brain is supposed to be the least active. If you have been able to recall your dreams easily, it might be a sign that you have been having problems in your life lately. Causes could include not sleeping enough, getting stressed or anxious or getting less exercise.

What does it mean when you dream about someone you don’t like?

Possible reasons why you will dream about someone you do not like are to help prepare for the event where you interact with this person or to help deal with trauma experienced with this person.

What does it mean when you dream about someone you like?

Possible reasons why you will dream about someone you like are to help prepare for when you interact with this person or to help remember this person.

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