What Does It Mean When You Dream About Someone Who’s Already Dead?

what does it mean to dream about someone who's dead already?

When you see a dead relative in your dream or someone you use to know, the interpretation can be based on several factors which include; the setting, you as a person, and your wake life events. Memories whether good or bad, the feeling of guilt, stress, tension, and how much you miss them, knowing they’re gone forever accounts for such dreams.

Over the years to date, several dream interpretation experts are working seriously to find out why people dream about someone who is already dead and what it means. However, there’s no pure assertion that dreaming about someone who just died will make such a person come back to life. Even if they appeared in your dream as someone who died coming back to life, you can still wake up to see that such dreams are not rooted in reality.

Seeing a dead person in the dream is one of the common dreams that can happen to anyone when in the REM phase of sleep, especially someone who lost a friend or a loved one. It is possible to see yourself hugging a dead person in the dream, someone who is already dead dying or seeing the funeral of someone who is already dead in your dream. Visitation dreams or dreaming of a dead person smiling or talking to you can be scary and can mean to be a reflection of your relationship with them when they were still alive.

What does it mean when to dream about someone who has passed away?

Your subconscious mind displaying scenarios like dead person sick in the dream, dream of a dead person giving you something, or a dead person talking to you, are likely to have connections with the following interpretations.

1. Dreaming of someone who just died

Dreaming of a newly deceased person could also be a sign that your subconscious mind reminds you that you are not yet done with the grieving process. You’re likely to see yourself dreaming about them over and over again probably because you’re finding it difficult to manage the emotions and pains of losing a loved one.

2. You had good or bad memories with the deceased person

If you were happy with them when they were alive, you’re more likely to miss the way you felt when they were around you. If you were not in good terms with them, your subconscious mind is trying to tell you to let go of the pain and heal.

To stop dreaming about a deceased loved one, try to create other things that will bring you happiness just as they would have done if they’re around. I know this isn’t as easy as it sounds but it is possible through gradual and steady practicing.

3. They are trying to send a message across to you

Honestly, there are people who strongly believe that people who are alive can still communicate with the dead through dreams. However, this could be considered the superstitious interpretation of dreams about a deceased person as it lacks scientific backup.

Dreaming about a dead person can also mean that there’s a part of your life you need to pay attention to.

When you dream about grandparents who have passed away, it could be a sign you’re missing them, and would like to hear from them that’s if you met them when they were still alive or you’re trying to picture what life would look like if you met them when they were still alive.

4. Dream about a dead person giving you something

If you dream about a deceased person giving you something in the dream, it can mean that you wish someone “the person” was there to give you support in real life.


However, dreams about dead people are as old as man and in ancient times it is believed that dreams of someone who died are an important sign that must not be played with. The dead one’s come to our dreams with a message, advice, or warning.

Psychologists believe that dreams about relatives or friends who passed away are because of stress, depression, or feelings of guilt towards them. It is also commonly assumed that dreaming about a dead person can be a sign of unexpected news. Although dead dreams can be subjective to the dreamer and it’s of no use searching for the best dream interpretation book.

If you are tired of having scary nights dreaming about dead loved one, again and again, remember to be optimistic and express yourself more in other areas of your life so this dream will not need to do that for you because your night dreams are the left out expressions and desires which you couldn’t complete during the day.

Remain aware of your thoughts and feelings and all emotions whenever possible. Practice this and slowly make it a habit, it will bring an end to such dreams about someone who died but keep appearing in your dream.

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