Thursday, May 26

The unexpected benefits of having nightmares


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Bad dreams have a positive function.

At the height of the pandemic, a strange phenomenon occurred: people began to have strange dreams.

The effect appears to have been more pronounced in those particularly affected by the virus and in countries with strict quarantine measures. Concerns about confinement, loved ones, and personal health suddenly mixed with other worldly thoughts, leaving many people confused upon awakening.

For people on the front lines of COVID-19, dreams turned into nightmares.

Of 114 doctors and 414 nurses working in the Chinese city of Wuhan And who participated in a study published in January 2021, more than a quarter reported having frequent nightmares.

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