A dream of this kind is occasionally a good omen, denoting, after threatening states, success and rejuvenation of mind; but if the dreamer is anxious about some momentous affair, it indicates a disastrous combination of business and social states.
Anxiety manifests many ways in dreams. The most common ways involve teeth breaking or crumbling, or worms or bugs crawling on you.
Common scenarios for anxiety dreams include the presence of people and creatures that cause you anxiety. The supervisor or teacher breathing down your neck is likely to be referenced in your dreams, perhaps as a big bug that lands on your neck.
Creatures such as spiders and snakes in dreams can symbolize anxiety if they mirror how you feel when you encounter them in the daylight world. They are used by the dreaming mind to trigger emotional reactions.
Anxiety experienced in a dream is a sign that something in your life is producing anxiety.
Dreams create scenarios that parallel situations from your life, especially the emotional ones, so the best way to identify an anxiety dream is by the fact that it produces anxiety. It’s no big mystery. Question is, what’s causing anxiety and what are you going to do about it?
Your dreams can act as a sort of inner physician or psychologist, so if you dream about scenarios that cause anxiety, it’s a good idea to analyze the dream for suggestions on how to deal with the anxiety or eliminate it. Anxiety is often caused by situations that can be helped, either by changing your external circumstances or your internal ones.