Are you seeing weird dreams lately?

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life by all proportions. You can’t go out, meet or hug people, or travel. On top of it, the virus epidemic is making people have weird dreams.

No, we aren’t kidding.

If you look across social media, you will definitely find posts about netizens talking about seeing “weird dreams” and if you are somebody going through the same, we have some news for you. There is a scientific explanation behind this. If constant anxiety and confusion about COVID-19 are making you toss and turn in the bed, experience erratic sleep, it is also probably making you experience weird dreams of late.

02/5What your subconscious is trying to tell you

Remember, what you dream is a figment of your subconscious.

Coronavirus is a big crisis and it is very normal to worry. The uncertainty is also making many experience anxiety and a lot more stress than usual. Research says that anxiety not just makes you feel disturbed, it also impacts your quality of sleep. Increased anxiety and turbulence can also lead to more negative or unusual hallucinations and dreams.

When you sleep less peacefully due to any kind of stress, you tend to recall and remember your dreams in a better way than you would usually do.

That being said, here are the three most common dreams people across the globe are currently experiencing. Tell us if you can relate!

03/5Going back to your childhood/comfort place

When people dream about going back to the one place that soothes them or makes them feel safe, i.e., gives them “comfort”, it’s usually a signal that there’s some anxiety which needs to be attended to. For some, being anxious might make them reach out to their childhood comfort when they felt the most secure.

04/5Dreams about gatherings

Perhaps the most common and the most relatable ones, a lot of people, having been placed in lockdown are edging to go out, meet friends or indulge in activities we so freely did in the past without a care. However, if you are really dreaming of seeing your community come out, it might be because you are concerned about coronavirus affecting the society, and not just your life. It might also mean that you are missing the freedom you once had.

05/5Dreams of missing your favourite food or snack

The pandemic had led to the sale and supply of only essential survival products right now. Naturally, that means some of your favourite comfort foods, or what you would be usually eating from your favourite restaurants might not be available. Experts say that if this is something you have been dreaming of late, it might have something to do with the feeling of being “deprived”, or what you would be needing right now in life.