Pandemic Anxiety Dreams Are Getting Worse

Since the beginning of the pandemic, people have been reporting more vivid and bizarre nightmares. “Now dreams are shifting to postapocalypse scenarios, with dark premonitions of endless quarantines and lonely, collapsed societies,” writes Robert Roy Britt in Elemental. He reports:

In early spring, most pandemic nightmares involved catching the virus — dreaming of a fever or cough and knowing it was Covid-19 — or apocalyptic metaphors ranging from tsunamis and hurricanes to attacks by bugs or invisible monsters, explains Deirdre Barrett, PhD, an assistant…




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