When you’re stressed out or anxious, one of the most common things to be negatively affected is your sleep routine. Whether this means weird and vivid dreams, a shift in your sleep schedule or uncomfortable bouts of insomnia, your quality of sleep has likely been affected by the pandemic.
In recent weeks, the internet and other news outlets have reported a spike in strange dreams and people who can’t settle down to sleep for their usual eight hours. While the pandemic might be forcing us to talk things out more openly and consider each shift in our routines an event, psychologists do think that fears and anxiety like the ones triggered by the coronavirus have an effect on our quality of sleep.
“People are reporting an increase in anxiety and fears related to uncertainty. Those feelings often translate to sleep disturbances,” Dr. Julie Kolzet told Psycom.
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