While in quarantine many people are experiencing a lot of weird dreams, if you’re one of them this is the exact reason why!
Thousands of people have been tweeting about their vivid dreams whilst in quarantine, whether they’re full on nightmares, sweaty anxiety dreams, dreams about things you haven’t thought about in years or, in my case apparently, straight up random situations.
There is a specific reason why we’re all experiencing the same weird dream issue and it all boils down to stress and the sudden change in the way we are now going about our days due to quarantine and lockdown.
Dream expert Lauri Loewenberg explains:
“Dreaming is a thinking process and our dreams are a continuation of our thought stream from the day.”
Some dreams can take on a more symbolic form, with similar themes.
“The amygdala, the emotional centre of the brain, is highly active so any emotion felt during the day will be significantly amplified in our dreams,” Loewenberg continued. “When we are going through a stressful time in our life, our dreams will be a metaphor for the stress and magnify it but at the same time, our dreams will often offer advice on how to deal with it or just give us a better understanding of our situation so we can make better decisions in regard to it.”