4. Fear of death
If we were to analyze the fears people have, we are sure that thanatophobia, also known as death anxiety, would be in the top five. We are ephemeral beings, and the sheer thought of dying can make many of us shiver.
It’s normal to have some anxiety about dying or passing away. It is natural to be afraid of the unknown, after all. You might imagine that dying would be frightening, unpleasant, or lonely. The dread of dying, however, interferes with day-to-day existence if you have thanatophobia.
This anxiety may increase after a loved one passes away or when facing a health condition. And this might be one of the reasons you are dreaming of a deceased relative. It might be your dread of death. Maybe their passing shocked you and triggered some things.
The brain is an amazing place, and the way it processes information can sometimes be tricky for all of us. And if you feel like your fear of death is more serious than you want it to be, you can always go to a therapist and see what is going on.