Financial fears are creeping into sleeping hours, with research suggesting money worries are a top cause of nightmares.
A poll of 1,055 adults from Royal London found 41% said money makes them anxious, which the life insurer said can have a big impact on the subconscious.
One of the most common types of dreams is teeth falling out (18%).
Mona Patel, Royal London’s consumer spokesperson, said keeping on top of finances can make people feel in control and ease their worries.
The survey found nine in 10 people think real life issues (88%) and their emotions (91%) affect the type of dreams they have.
Three in 10 (31%) base real life decisions on dreams or nightmares.
Two in five men (44%) suffer from nightmares once a week or more frequently, in comparison to one in six women (17%).