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Pasha 70: Why have I been having weird dreams during the pandemic?

The Conversation
02 Jul 2020, 00:42 GMT+10

Sleep is incredibly important for the body and mind. When we sleep our immune system makes antibodies, which help fight off pathogens. That's obviously vital during a health crisis. But many people have been having disrupted sleep and weird dreams in recent times.

In today's episode of Pasha, Dale Rae, Director of Sleep Science and a senior researcher at the faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, discusses why it's so necessary to sleep well and why the coronavirus is upsetting some people's rest.

Photo: "Nightmare concept showing a boy on bed facing giant monster in the dark land" By Tithi Luadthong Shutterstock

Music "Happy African Village" by John Bartmann, found on FreeMusicArchive.org licensed under CC0 1.

"Nobody Sleep" by Paolo Pavan found on Free Music Archive licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

Authors: Ozayr Patel - Digital Editor | Dale Rae - Director of Sleep Science and a senior researcher at the faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town The Conversation

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