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Many People Reported More Intense Dreams in 2020

A man asleep in bed with his laptop open and a crazy maze of drawings above his head to indicate a crazy dream.
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If you’ve felt a bit more tired this year, or your dreams have gotten more intense, you’re one of many! According to a new survey, it appears that tons of people experienced more vivid dreams in 2020.

Mattress brand, Caspar, partnered with Ask Your Target Market and surveyed 1,000 men and women between the ages of 25-65 regarding their sleeping habits in 2020. An astounding 72.2% of participants reported having more vivid dreams or nightmares last year.

Caspar shared a few possible reasons for this. First, one way humans cope with stress, anxiety, and information overload is through lucid dreams. Therefore, it’s no surprise that so many experienced more of them in 2020, as it was one of the most stressful years many have ever experienced in their lifetime.

Secondly, if your brain isn’t stimulated much during your waking hours, it tends to make up for this while you sleep, leading to those vivid dreams.

Wacky dreams apparently weren’t the only thing lots of people had in common last year, though. Of the respondents, 30.3% said they also relied on sleep supplements, like melatonin, to fall and stay asleep. And, just in case you were curious, fetal was the most popular sleeping position.

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