This Crisis Is Giving Us Nightmares

The virus isn’t just causing stress during the day.  It’s also been giving people nightmares

There’s even a website called that lets you submit your dreams and posts the weirdest ones.

One person wrote on the site about a nightmare they had on April 6th…

“I just woke up from a dream where a vaccine had come out for the coronavirus, but there wasn’t enough for everyone,” “I was responsible for figuring out who could get treatment and who had to die.”

Many people admit to have reoccurring dreams about insects and people becoming sick.  This virus is the stuff that bad dreams are made of…



1.  Structure your day.  When you stick to a routine, you help your body stay in sync with its circadian rhythm.  And that alone helps you sleep better.


2.  Keep your work and sleep spaces separate.  Keeping your work and sleep areas physically separated helps your brain make the mental distinction between the two.  So hopefully, any work stress won’t carry over into your dreams.


3.  Skip those late-night “doomscrolling” sessions.  That’s the new term for when you can’t stop scrolling through depressing news about the crisis.  Don’t do it right before bed, for the same reason you might not want to watch a horror movie.


4.  Unplug from technology at least an hour before bed.  You’ve heard this before, but melatonin helps regulate your body’s internal clock.  The blue light from your phone or TV interferes with that, and makes your brain think it’s still daytime.