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I generally remember my dreams,  but now they're more vivid than ever because I'm taking Chantix. This isn't my first time taking Chantix to stop smoking. I tried it about ten years ago and quit taking it because I was having strange dreams. In one particular dream, I socked my then-husband, Keith, square in the nose because I had come home to every single box and item from our attic in our living room open and strewn around and all I could think was that I was going to be the one to have to clean it all up. Of course, it was all in my head, but I'm not a violent person and I was nervous about any possible mood changes. I had heard horror stories about the side effects of Chantix and I got scared, plus, I'm not sure I was ready to quit smoking yet.

Well, due to a friend recently being diagnosed with lung cancer, I'm ready to quit. I called my doctor and picked up my Chantix prescription the next day. In just shy of a week in taking the drug and I'm remembering my dreams in crazy detail. Except this time around, they're not threatening. It's more like I'm living out insane dreams I didn't know I had, like competing in cross country, becoming more athletic, and the like. Strange, right? Especially during a time that the New York Post says more than 60% of Americans are having a hard time sleeping due to stress and anxiety over COVID-19.

Apparently, I'm not alone in getting mad at someone in a dream though. According to the New York Post, 42% of us get mad at folks for what they supposedly did to us while we were asleep. It's a scary thought to know that you could have been minding your p's and q's and still end up in the dog house!

Wow! That's some pretty heavy stuff. I guess I'm weird. If I'm going to dream about something, it's usually revisiting a conversation with someone where I actually say what I wanted to because I'm bad at confrontation, going window shopping, and decorating never-ending homes. Don't judge me! We all process things during our sleeping hours differently. Maybe I need to get my house in order? Either way, I want to know... Is the coronavirus pandemic causing you to have bad dreams or interrupting your sleep? Inquiring minds want to know!

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