According to an article in Waay TV a combination of stress, and the pandemic more people are suffering from nightmares, experts say.
The problem started about a year ago, not long after lockdowns began around the world. Frontline workers were hard hit — a June 2020 study of 100 Chinese nurses found 45% experienced nightmares, along with varying degrees of anxiety and depression.
But nightmares have continued as quarantines and lockdowns stretched on, experts say. One reason: an increase in “night owls.”People are going to bed later and watching screen for longer periods.
The article goes on to explain that sleeping in allows more time for a deeper stage of sleep called rapid eye movement, or REM, when the body consolidates and stores memories and restores the body.
A long stretch of REM occurs in the latter part of the night, typically just before you wake up, said clinical psychologist…
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