Dreaming that you are having difficulty breathing and are in danger of dying as a result may carry important messages for the dreamer. This type of a dream experience is usually very frightening, and at times people are awakened from their dream due to the fear. This dream may have several different explanations and the catalysts may be forces from either within the individuals emotional and psychological makeup or circumstances on the outside of the individual.
The suffocation is either do to internal forces or an external situation.
The dreamer may experience great difficulties when it comes to free self expression. They may have difficulties in expressing their fear, anger, love, or any other powerful emotion and are literally choking on them in their dream. Choking in your dream suggests that you are having problems in communicating your thoughts, needs, and feelings. Additionally, smothering may imply that the dreamer can not accept certain situations in their life and is feeling suffocated by a current problem.
To interpret this dream accurately consider all of the details in it, think about your daily life and those things that cause you great stress and restrict your freedom. Finally, try to connect your dream with your daily life experiences and unlock the symbolism that the dream holds for you.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Dreams of being strangled signify inner disharmony, that fear is choking off your ability to express, speak, or communicate your true feelings. Consider what aspect of you is being choked, and what is it that you are resisting expressing.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: Strangulation suggests a violent act of suppression. Emotionally, our more violent, aggressive side may not allow us to act appropriately in certain situations. In dreams this can appear as strangling.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream about strangling someone, or being strangled yourself, means you have been hiding an important part of your personality - one that you need to express to be happy - just to please someone in real life.... My Dream Interpretation