How Are You Dreaming Today?

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.

 
1 ongoing study found the coronavirus pandemic has caused a 35% rise in dream recall, with respondents reporting 15% more negative dreams than usual.
 
National Geographic

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