Some people might also be experiencing specific pandemic dreams, which are the body’s way of processing difficult emotions, reports WBUR.

“REM sleep essentially provides the brain a form of overnight therapy [in which] dreaming helps process difficult emotional experiences,” he says. “And we can think of that dream sleep like a nocturnal, soothing balm that takes the sharp edges off the emotional concerns and experiences that we’re having whilst we’re awake.”

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