WHO SAYS COVID DREAMS ARE BIZARRE?

I have been reading and hearing lots of stories lately on Covid-19 dreams, on NPR, National Geographic, Psychology Today — really everywhere. Most of them have the same premise. People are having more intensely weird dreams. Somehow this is a problem to solve. So most offer a solution: different techniques for suppressing, abolishing, reframing these dreams — so you can sleep better. These articles trot out old Freudian theories that have been disproven for decades: such as the old chestnut that dreams exist to protect sleep. And they are dismissive and fail to respect dreams.