Who hasn't woken from nightmares puzzled over a seemingly bizarre dream and wondered what his or her dreams meant? Sometimes the meaning of bad dreams seems quite literal, as in falling dreams, but at other times, the symbolism is more obscure. For example, the surprisingly common dream about being pregnant (hint - it's not what you think!) or dreaming of teeth falling out.
Be aware that the meaning of recurring dreams may be somewhat different than a one-time dream, and may indicate greater urgency on the part of your subconcious to be understood. It's important to listen!