If you are having nightmares and more vivid dreams than usual – be assured that you are not alone! This is a time of extraordinary change and people all over the world are reporting unusual dreams.This BBC video below explains why…and I have some tips below for dealing with them. Watch the video first click here Coronavirus dreams
Using your dreams and making them less unsettling
Firstly, if your dreams have started to affect your daily life or cause regular insomnia, you must see your doctor. Otherwise try these:
Dreams and nightmares can be fairly literal or have complex symbols. For example, a nightmare about people coughing on you is obvious and one where bugs are attacking you is probably a simple symbolic fear of contracting the Virus. One that sets you in a detailed story with others may need more understanding through interpreting the symbols!
Symbols in dreams are very personal. A few are acknowledged as universal – such as dreaming about water – which is believed to represent emotions. Culture and personal experiences will dictate your own set of symbols. To get you started, look up some established meanings in this directory, but develop your own over time…
Although most of us remember only one dream (usually the one just before we wake in the morning), it is possible to have several during the night and sometimes the thread of a dream can be carried through into the next dream cycle. Eventually you will be able to record them all.
I find that waking and writing a dream down and then going straight back to sleep enables me to record 3 or 4 dreams a night while getting really good sleep. I think this is because we naturally surface at the end of each 90 minute sleep cycle and as long as the journal is handy and you don’t switch on a bright light, you can get away with it…like going to the toilet and getting straight back to sleep.
Janis E Grummitt is a sleep engineer and dream weaver and author of the guide ‘Sleep well to live well’
Janis@workplacewisdom.co.nz website: www.wiringwarrior.com
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