Google searches about strange dreams and insomnia at all-time high

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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Have you been having strange dreams since the start of the pandemic? You're not alone according to this Google search data.

If you did not get a good night's sleep, you are not alone. Google says searches about strange dreams, sleep and insomnia are at an all-time high.

Many people have reported having stranger dreams than they had before the COVID-19 lockdowns began.

A new graph from Google shows searches since 2004 for sleep and dreams. They've been increasing every year, but there was a spike when the pandemic started.

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In the last week, the top sleep questions were:

  • How do you fall asleep fast?
  • Why can't I sleep?
  • How much sleep do I need?
  • What is sleep apnea?
  • What is sleep paralysis?

When it comes to dreams, people also searched:

  • What does it mean when I dream about my ex?
  • What does it mean when I dream about snakes?
  • What does it mean when I dream about my teeth falling out?
  • What does it mean when I dream about being pregnant?

In order to help get a better night's rest, doctors recommend you start winding down as soon as the sun starts to set. Make your bedroom a sleep sanctuary. Keep your room cool and pitch-black, and avoid working in bed.

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