The level of anger and sadness in our dreams may be related to how much we suffer mentally with social isolation.
Spontaneous thought, or mind wandering, occupies up to 50% of our time awake. In a time of COVID, the unruliness and unboundedness of our minds might be a great escape.
Why is the coronavirus affecting my sleep and dreams?
Dreams that are more vivid, more frequent and more striking… Lockdown seems to trouble our nights as well as our days, and there's reason to believe that's not just a figment of our imagination.
Listening to other people's dreams can help to improve your empathy levels.
At times of anxiety and trauma an increase in unusual or vivid dreams and nightmares is not surprising.
During times of stress and anxiety we either dream more or remember our dreams more often, as a way of coping with challenging circumstances and new information.
A period of intense dreaming in 1964 shaped the entire body of the late Joseph Shabalala's songs. In these rare in-depth interviews, he spoke of his beliefs and inspirations.
Fish may not have eyelids to close, but they sleep – and perhaps even dream.
Research on lucid dreams is still in its infancy, but some induction techniques already hold real promise - and most can be tried in the comfort of your own bedroom.
When we are asleep our brain does not switch off. It keeps working, but not as hard.
The Ixil people of Guatemala dream of the places where their dead, massacred during the country's armed conflict might be located.
Sleep paralysis and exploding head syndrome can help explain things that go bump in the night.
The most interesting part of our body that changes during sleep is our brain.
Niamh, age 7, wants to know why we have scary dreams. But after 200 years of study, dreams are still very much a mystery.
People have long been fascinated with sleepwalkers. Is it dangerous?
Researchers are trying to train synaesthesia-like associations in people who don't have the condition.
... and more meaningful.
Lucid dreaming is showing some promise in treating nightmares. Could it help treat some mental illnesses, too?
It seems we do dream of the things we try to suppress.