Most currently prescribed hypnotics, such as the benzodiazepines and Z-drugs (e.g., Zolpidem/ Ambien; Eszopiclone/ Lunesta) suppress SWS. If suppression of SWS leads to a dis-inhibition of REM, there should be some evidence of enhanced REM sleep and enhanced dream recall in persons taking these medications. Dec 4, 2011
Freud and Jung on the Meaning of Snakes in a Dream. Sigmund Freud saw a snake as a phallic symbol and so it may represent a male figure that you find sexually attractive or threatening, depending upon how you feel in the dream. Carl Jung considered it to be a sign of transformation because it sheds its skin.
Other Meanings of Snake Dreams. If you are afraid of them in waking life, they may represent something that you are afraid of facing, accepting or dealing with in waking life. May symbolize someone or something that you feel is threatening to your physical or emotional wellbeing.
Dream about Being Chased by Snakes. Dreaming of being chased by a snake typically brings about fear and anxiety. Whether or not you escape the wild animal that is pursuing you, such a dream means that there's a situation in your waking life that you find challenging and are trying to run away from.
A wild animal like a snake that attacks you in a dream could point to a situation that feels unsafe or threatening in your waking life. The dream may be an expression of a strong discomfort, worry or even fear as you are being confronted with a challenging situation.
Generally, a snake featured in a dream means that you're dealing with a difficult situation or unsettling emotions in your waking life. On the positive side of this dream analysis, dreaming of snakes could also mean that healing and transformation are taking place.
Dreaming of being bitten by a snake is one of the most common and striking snake dreams. While the dreamer is likely to wake up scared or confused about the meaning of such a dream, a general interpretation considers snake bite imagery in dreams as a precious warning or wake up call regarding your waking life.
It may also symbolize a part of you that is feeling neglected or needs to be nurtured, loved and accepted by you. Alternately, a baby may represent someone that is acting like a baby or someone who is naïve or innocent (possibly you). A baby dream may also be prodromal and is telling you that you are pregnant.