It is a phobia so this obviously makes sense to you. It is a crippling problem and one for which there is little recourse for people that suffer from it. You can hear people saying “deep healing breaths, deep healing breaths” and repeating it like a mantra every now and again when they are caught in a situation where they are locked into a small place. If you want to know what it means when you dream of claustrophobia or what these traits of claustrophobia have to do with your dream specifically then continue reading to find out.
If you have a dream in which you are experiencing claustrophobia then one of the best examples of a reason why you might be feeling this way is because you are literally in a small place. One of the most common reasons a person might dream something like this is when they are sleeping on a new place or in a new way. If you put yourself in a sleeping bag for example, this might be one reason why you are dreaming of experiencing claustrophobia. If you are in a new hotel room and you feel like the walls are a bit small, this might lead to this type of dream as well.
Our minds are so clearly connected to our dreams that sometimes when something happens in real life as we are dreaming, we can see it in our dreams. If an alarm goes off in the background while you are dreaming there is always a chance that you can incorporate it into your dreams directly because this is how it feels. Thus, if you are feeling claustrophobia while you are sleeping just in terms of your body it would go to follow that you may also feel that way in your dreams too. This could happen to anyone that is too tightly tucked in or wrapped themselves in their blankets a little too much. Therefore you shouldn’t worry too much about your fate or anything like that.
If you have a dream where you are experiencing claustrophobia it could also mean that you feel like you are being boxed in, in your daily life. You feel like people are pigeon holing you in your career, telling you that you can only do one thing and you are starting to feel pretty helpless about it and useless in your abilities to change all of what’s happening to you. This kind of dream could also mean that it is time to move. You are starting to feel claustrophobia in your own home and it is making you realize that you need to branch out. Try finding a place that has nice wide open spaces or if you can’t move then try just vacationing for some time and see if that one time experience doesn’t solve things right quick for you.