Having strange dreams during the pandemic? You’re not alone.
Bizarre, vivid dreams can be a way to process intense psychological stressors, and withdrawal from the usual environments has forced the subconscious mind to look deeper for sources of inspiration.
- Researchers collecting these dream stories are finding patterns of pandemic dreams marked by a “a swirl of negative emotions.”
- Stressors can also interrupt normal sleep patterns, making it more likely dreams will be remembered the next day.