Choking dreams are often a fearful experience and it is not uncommon for dreamers to awaken from them.
To dream that you are choking on an object suggests that you may find some advice/remarks/situation hard to swallow or difficult to accept. Alternatively, you may feel that you are unable to completely express yourself in a situation.
In particular, if you are choking on food, then it may be an expression of self-guilt and unnurtured feelings.
If you are choking on smoke, then it indicates something you are unwilling to confront.
To dream that someone is choking you indicates that you are suppressing your emotions. You have difficulties in expressing your fears, anger, or love. Consider the phrase “being all choked up”. Alternatively, you may feel that you are being prevented or restricted from freely expressing yourself.
To dream that you are choking someone signifies feelings of aggression. You may be trying to prevent something from being said or revealed.