Today, the impact of climate change has stretched to well beyond our daily lives. It has infiltrated our subconscious minds.
According to a recent study, more than a third of Americans have dreamt about climate change at least once in their lives. Most people’s climate-related dreams involve extreme weather or natural disasters, which for many, cause distress and for some, panic, which can awaken people during sleep.
Martha Crawford created the Climate Dreams Project, which was used for developing this study. After experiencing dramatic climate-related dreams herself, she decided to launch this platform for people to share their climate dream stories.
For example, one dream submitted was about people digging holes in the desert so that the rising seas would have somewhere to go and in, another players were floating on inner-tubes in a “Flood Football” game.
It’s no surprise that climate fear has made its way into our dreams. As we highlighted last year, climate change is having a negative impact on our sleep overall. Warming temperatures are eroding 45 hours of sleep per person per year by influencing people to fall asleep later and wake up earlier.
With this past July being the hottest recorded month globally on the books, this could become an even bigger issue in the future.
Fortunately, a number of .earth web domain users are offering unique solutions for helping us all sleep better. For example, LoveWell.Earth offers this sleep-inducing tea, Oils.Earth sells this sleep aroma, and Arogya.Earth offers this nidra oil for deep sleep.
With climate-related fears impacting virtually every part of our lives these days, we all need to take steps to ensure a restful, stress-free night of sleep. Fortunately, the .earth web domain tribe is coming up with natural solutions to help us all get the rest we need.
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