As dreams are the brain's way of making sense of our lives and the events we experience, it is not unusual for us to be dreaming about Covid. Are you?
I am. Not every night but every now and then I have a dream that I am in a crowded place and there is no masking, everyone is touching everything and everyone is hugging - GAH! It is typically a public place, like a bar or a restaurant, but a VERY BUSY one and there is no way to avoid being touched or to avoid touching all things the others are touching. Last night it was a restaurant. I was supposed to meet a friend and I got there first. There was an Irish band playing and they came and sat at my table and I loved it! But then I thought: "JIIICHE! These guys were on a plane, flyin all over the world, hobnobbin wit people from all over!" Not only could I catch Covid from them but I apparently had caught their accent too...
I was suddenly uncomfortable and didn't want to be there. I wanted to leave but my friend didn't arrive yet and I didn't have a phone (of course - as dreams go). Then I became fascinated by all the people dancing together and the slimy substance that was on the floor. Then I realized they were in their bare feet and I wondered: "Can Covid get absorbed through your feet?" - WHAT??!! Gross, I woke up, lol.
I'm sure this dream had something to do with the movie about addictions I watched on the weekend combined with the reality of the world's circumstance and the impact it has had on us. It was not a bad dream and if Covid wasn't in it, it would have been a great dream. The band was amazing and I was looking forward to a nice dinner date with my friend, which it would have been, if it wasn't for Covid.
Covid dreaming is normal as Covid is now part of our ever day life and has been for almost a year. How disturbing the dreams are, whether or not they are nightmares or interrupting your ability to sleep well, or function well, can indicate the impact Covid is having on you.
Are you Covid dreaming?