Dreaming that you are completely or partially naked is very common. Nudity symbolizes a variety of things depending on your real life situation. Becoming mortified at the realization that you are naked in public, reflects your vulnerability or feelings of shamefulness. You may be hiding something and are afraid that others can see right through you. Metaphorically, clothes are a means of concealment. Depending on the type of clothes you wear, you can hide your identity or be someone else. But without them, everything is hanging out for all to see.
Until you get up during a meeting to give a presentation and you realize you are totally naked. Of course some people think it means nothing at all. But neuroscientists and psychologists are convinced that, apart from meaning, dreams serve an important role in maintaining our mental and emotional health. The study revealed that when individuals were awoken just as they entered REM sleep thus being deprived of being able to dream , they had more tension, anxiety, irritability, increased appetite, less motor coordination and more feelings of emptiness and depersonalization than when they were able to dream.
Aisling is the author of Dog Funeral Evangelism. Her articles on dream interpretation and Jungian psychology have over 2. Sooner or later, most dreamers will find themselves nude in a dream. For some, this may involve themes of running freely on a secluded island. For others, nudity will be before the prying eyes of everyone in a mall parking lot.