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COVID-19 has become a nightmare for some people. Tap to know more!

By Sharonya Kundu

Yes, COVID-19 and lockdowns could be giving you nightmares - Here's how to sleep more peacefully.

A new study published today in the journal Frontiers in psychology notes that more than half of all distressing dreams reported these days to involve the novel coronavirus. Al-assisted technology analyzed dream data from three groups. One included more than 1000 people, another 4000 people during the sixth week of lockdown in Finland, and another 800 responses from contributors. More than 55% of the participants reported an increased level of stress, which were closely linked to patterns such as disrupted sleep and nightmares.

Since COVID-19 anxieties and fears aren't likely to leave forthcoming, mental health experts recommend picking up a few surviving skills for better sleep during stressful times. Good sleep is a topic that is often neglected, but it is a very important aspect of our everyday life. Sleep has been extensively studied and affects our quality of life in many ways — be it our efficiency at work, our endurance when it comes to daily tasks, or the prevention of diseases and maintenance of mental health, just to name a few.

Do you have difficulties falling asleep, do you wake up frequently and remain awake, do you feel tired when you wake up and are you sleepy during the day? Take a look at your state of mind, evaluate your environment and your daily activity, and see if there is anything that can be improved. Share your comments and thoughts below and let us know what your secret is for getting a good night’s sleep!

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