"And when I woke up, my pillow was no shield against death."
5 Common Nightmares We All Have

#5. Teeth Falling Out — We All Fear Our Mortality
In 1958, American Anthropologist published an article titled “The Universality of Typical Dreams: Japanese vs. Americans.” While it turned up some differences, the similarities between the respondents’ dreams were much more striking, particularly that 20.8 percent of the American and 16.1 percent of the Japanese subjects confirmed that they’d dreamed of their teeth crumbling or tumbling from their mouths. That’s a mighty lot of dreamtime chompers lost across the globe.
Instead of a shared fear of becoming scurvy-riddled nickel dancers, this nightmare is thought to stem from our struggle with mortality.

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"And when I woke up, my pillow was no shield against death."

5 Common Nightmares We All Have

#5. Teeth Falling Out — We All Fear Our Mortality

In 1958, American Anthropologist published an article titled “The Universality of Typical Dreams: Japanese vs. Americans.” While it turned up some differences, the similarities between the respondents’ dreams were much more striking, particularly that 20.8 percent of the American and 16.1 percent of the Japanese subjects confirmed that they’d dreamed of their teeth crumbling or tumbling from their mouths. That’s a mighty lot of dreamtime chompers lost across the globe.

Instead of a shared fear of becoming scurvy-riddled nickel dancers, this nightmare is thought to stem from our struggle with mortality.

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