Trouble sleeping? The coronavirus pandemic could be wreaking havoc on your sleep cycles

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A woman asleep in bed. Are you having trouble sleeping these days? Are you having strange, vivid dreams? You’re not alone. When we are under more stress, we are more likely to remember our dreams.
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Are you having trouble sleeping? Are you having strange, vivid dreams? 

You’re not alone. 

Dr. Roxanne Prichard, professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of St. Thomas, says that when we are under more stress, we are more likely to remember our dreams because we wake up more often. 

Two experts discuss how our dreams and our sleep are being affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Guests:

  • Dr. Roxanne Prichard is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of St. Thomas. Her research focuses on adolescent sleep. 

  • Dr. Ranji Varghese is the medical director at the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center at Hennepin Healthcare. He is also a psychiatrist and an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, where he treats sleep disorders. 

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