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A Dream Of Sneezing : 33 Scenarios And Their Meanings

A Dream Of Sneezing : 33 Scenarios And Their Meanings

Updated on Mar 17, 2023 | Published on Feb 08, 2023

Reviewed by Dr. Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD , Certified Psychiatrist

A Dream Of Sneezing 33 Scenarios And Their Meanings

Just as sneezing is often the result of a foreign particle annoying your nostrils, a dream of sneezing hints at a person who pesters and upsets you constantly. 

However, there are other reasons why sneezing occurs in your dream. Some bad and others good!

Let’s get into the details!

What Does It Mean To Dream Of Sneezing?

A dream of sneezing marks the end of your bad days and the beginning of happy ones. It can also be interpreted as healing and longevity. Negatively, sneezing shows you tend to exaggerate, often making matters worse than they already are. 

A dream of sneezing can be interpreted in many ways depending on the context and your real-life goings-on. 

If you aren’t in the best of health, in reality, sneezing can fall under a sick dream. If not, the dream shows your discontentment and unhappiness in your waking hours. 

That said, some dream books believe the scenario marks the end of your hard days and the beginning of good ones. 

So, you have to look deeply into your life and what has been happening lately to determine which interpretation fits best into the picture. 

Sneezing also symbolizes unexpected news coming in and adjusting your plans and schedules accordingly. 

From another point of view, sneezing can also mean you have a tendency of exaggerating problems and matters. On the contrary, it means you take matters too lightly and casually. 

On a positive note, sneezing symbolizes healing and longevity. 

Sneezing Dreams : 33 Scenarios Explained

Some of the most common sneezing scenarios are:

1, Sneezing unexpectedly all of a sudden in a dream

If a sneeze almost took you by surprise, it symbolizes something unforeseen and unanticipated happening in your life. 

Furthermore, the dream notes you felt embarrassed by what has suddenly come along in your life. 

2. To dream of sneezing with your eyes open

Just as it’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open; dreaming about sneezing in such a manner shows you have set unrealistic goals. 

You have had your eyes on that particular goal and have been hell-bent on realizing it at all costs. Therefore, the dream indicates it will take time for you to accept the fact that you will never be able to achieve it. 

3. Sneezing in a familiar person’s face in a dream

If you sneeze on a familiar person’s face, that shows a lack of respect toward that person.

Furthermore, it’s likely that you detest that person in the waking world. 

4. A dream about sneezing on a stranger’s face

One of these days, you might experience an uncomfortable situation in public if you sneeze on a stranger’s face. 

5. Dreaming that you couldn’t stop sneezing in a crowd

If you were unable to stop sneezing in a crowded area, the scenario is closely associated with humiliation. 

6. Dreaming of sneezing and other people distancing themselves from you

According to the scenario, something about you, your behavior or your actions is pushing people away from you. 

Chances are, you’re not even sure of what it is because it wasn’t intentional from your end. Still, the dream urges you to figure out the reason that repels people from you. 

7. Sneezing three times in a dream

According to the scenario, your wishes will be fulfilled but with due effort from your end. 

8. To dream of sneezing continuously

This dream is a sign that you get swayed and influenced easily by others. Perhaps it’s time for you to be more assertive and make your own decisions. 

From another point of view, sneezing continuously signifies getting rid of unwanted material possessions or even negative emotions. 

You can also sneeze continuously if you are entangled in a complicated matter. Most likely, a never-ending conflict with a close one. 

9. Dreaming that you were sneezing continuously and were not able to stop

The dream symbolizes your desire to accomplish or even own something in the waking world. 

Likely, you have been working on it for quite a long time without seeing any good results. If you are getting impatient, the dream reminds you to keep the faith. 

You have been on it for a long time. So, you might as well stick through a little more. After all, good things take time. 

10. To dream of sneezing and others laughing at you

You have a good sense of humor and people enjoy being around you. Because your humor and cheerfulness make them forget their sorrows even for a short while. 

That said, try to recall if anyone other than you present in the dream looks sad and moody. If yes, that means one of your close ones is not doing well emotionally and mentally and might need you to brighten up his or her life. 

11. To dream of sneezing until your nose bleeds

If you get a bloody nose due to excessive sneezing, that probably means you are uncomfortable getting intimate with your present romantic partner. 

On the other hand, if you dream of sneezing and see blood coming out, that is a sign that some people are talking bad about you behind your back. 

12. To dream of sneezing out watery discharge

For a lot of dreamers, the dream symbolizes the birth of a baby boy

13. Sneezing mucus in a dream

The dream symbolizes togetherness, joy, purity, and perfection. 

14. To dream of sneezing comfortably

The scenario stands for comfort, wealth, and luxuries. 

15. Dreaming about sneezing loudly

Sneezing loudly shows you are unnecessarily trying to draw attention to yourself. 

On the contrary, this can mean everyone’s eyes are on you and you aren’t at all happy with the attention you are drawing in. 

16. Faking a sneeze in a dream

Chances are, you are putting on a show to draw attention to yourself in your waking hours. 

17. Sneezing because of allergy in a dream

The dream stands for your discomfort about something. 

18. Sneezing because of pollen in a dream

If you have been too caught up lately with the humdrum of everyday life, barely getting time to spend outdoors, the subconscious urges you to spend time every once in a while in the lap of nature. 

19. To dream of sneezing because of pepper

This dream has much to do with your body and the food you are consuming. 

Chances are, the diet you are following is not the best for you. 

20. To dream of sneezing because you were too close to an animal

The scenario emphasizes the need to address your basic instincts because you are probably ignoring them. 

21. Dreaming that you or someone else treated your sneezing with medicine

There’s a good chance that you have adopted the wrong means to tackle a problem. 

You may have enough experience but sometimes we are too involved in the problems that we fail to think objectively. 

For a change, step back from your problem and look at the big picture. You might be able to see loopholes that weren’t visible to you earlier. 

Also, try asking for guidance from an experienced person who is not associated with your issue in any manner. 

22. Dreaming about hearing another person sneezing

Pretty soon someone will get on your nerves by paying excessive attention – much more than you would ever ask for. 

23. Another person sneezing in your dream

If you have been struggling financially, the dream shows your finances will improve significantly in the foreseeable future. 

On the other hand, another person sneezing is also interpreted as good luck. 

If another person sneezes, it can also mean one of your family members, friends or colleagues is taking the matter too lightly. 

Another interpretation is that one of your close ones is denying your help despite being fully aware that you are worried sick about his or her welfare. 

24. To dream about saying ‘Bless you’ after someone sneezes

The dream is closely related to helping other people and receiving help and support in return. 

25. To dream of someone sneezing with his or her eyes open

Your mind has tricked you into believing that someone deserves love and all the respect in the world when in truth, no one can be as undeserving as him or her. 

26. Dreaming of seeing another person sneezing multiple times in a row

The dream shows your desire to do something against your principles for some benefit. 

However, the fact that it’s not something you would usually approve of will weigh heavy on your conscience. 

In that regard, the subconscious encourages you to make the final call. Are the benefits worthy enough for you to break your principles/beliefs?

27. Someone sneezing in your face in a dream

If someone sneezes in your face that is because you worry unnecessarily about what others think of you. 

28. To dream of another person trying to cure his or her sneezing with medication

This dream shows you are concerned about a close one’s health. 

29. Dreaming of sneezing when you feel under the weather in real life

The dream shows you need to seek medical guidance. 

On the other hand, if you sneeze when you are doing well health-wise in reality, the scenario symbolizes the fulfillment of wishes. 

30. Sneezing in the dreams of a woman

For a woman, sneezing shows you need to muster up the courage to trust yourself once again. 

Negatively, it shows an aspect of your life is heavily influenced by negativity. 

31. Sneezing in the dream of a man

The interpretation of the dream depends on whether you fall on the younger side or otherwise. 

For an aged man, sneezing shows you have a lot on your plate at the moment. On the other hand, if you are a young man, it symbolizes fertility. 

32. A patient dreams of sneezing

For a patient, sneezing signifies recovery. 

33. A person seeking a job dreams of sneezing

For someone seeking a job, sneezing stands for opportunities. Also, it’s likely that you will get lucky and hit the jackpot one of these days. 

Spiritual Meaning Of Sneezing Dreams

On a spiritual level, sneezing signifies either good luck or bad energies surrounding you. 

Since it can mean any of these, you need to have clarity about your real life and circumstances to get an accurate meaning of the dream. 

A Dream Of Sneezing: A Biblical Meaning

According to the Bible, sneezing symbolizes repentance. 

Psychological Meaning Of Sneezing Dreams

Psychologically, sneezing is the subconscious warning you of someone who’s trying to take advantage of you. 


With that, we wrap up our post on a dream of sneezing. As mentioned in the article, sneezing can be interpreted in several ways. 

Because different dream books have their own opinions. And it is your responsibility as the dreamer to let the experts guide you broadly and use your life experiences and unique dream details to decode the exact meaning of your dream. 

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