Why You're Having So Many Weird Dreams During Quarantine, According to Sleep Experts

Why You’re Having

So Many Weird Dreams

During Quarantine, According

to Sleep Experts As COVID-19 dominates the news,

it’s no surprise that the pandemic has

also started affecting people’s sleep. Many people are reporting vivid or

stressful dreams during quarantine. Why are people having these

dreams during the pandemic? Experts agree that having vivid dreams

or the occasional nightmare, is normal

during times of widespread uncertainty. Additionally, some people are

sleeping more as they self isolate, which

means more opportunity to experience

dreams produced during REM sleep. Even if you’re not getting more sleep,

your quarantine dreams could still get

pretty wild because of REM rebound. When you’re not getting proper sleep,

your brain can slip more deeply into REM

when you manage to get a decent snooze. If you use melatonin as a sleep aid,

taking too much or taking it at the wrong

time can also cause sleep disturbances.

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