The Cleveland Clinic blog interviewed Michelle Drerup, PsyD, DBSM, about the issues surrounding coronavirus insomnia.
Many of us are having more intense dreams than usual as a result of the stress and anxiety of the pandemic and the way in which our brains are processing everything. And these stressful dreams can result in even more stressed waking hours.
“People often describe it like, ‘I was sleeping but it was exhausting sleep. I felt like my mind was going the whole night and I don’t feel more restored because the sleep was so active,’” says Dr. Drerup.