The Importance of Sleep during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Sleep can be many things for many people; an escape, a nuisance, an impossibility. But the one fact of sleep that unites everyone is it’s absolute, utter necessity.
When the world seems strange and chaotic, supermarkets are empty and everyone is keeping to themselves, getting enough sleep is really, really important.
There’s a lot of stress and anxiety swirling around the current COVID-19 situation; two things that can make sleeping really hard. Being stressed or anxious can make it difficult to get to sleep, which in turn can fuel stress and anxiety and on it goes in a nasty cycle.
Lack of sleep can make it hard to concentrate, leading to mood swings and high risks when driving. It can also create unhealthy eating habits and exacerbate pre-existing health conditions.
But being well rested means you are able to direct your focus where it’s needed, maintain a level-head and stay safe. In addition to fostering an overall higher level of health.
But how do you do this? When stress and anxiety is stopping you from sleeping, how do you get the rest you need?
We’ve got two resources that should be able to help you.
First, is a short list of general sleep tips from our lead physician and medical director, Dr Andrew Bradbeer, that can provide a solid foundation for your sleep health.
Second is a collection of information from SleepFoundation.org, providing advice and recommendations for sleeping when you might be stressed or anxious.
We really hope this information helps you get the rest you need to stay healthy and happy amidst the uncertainty of the current global situation.
If you have any more questions or concerns, please get in touch with us, to see how we might be able to help.
Sleep Well - Live Well
This blog post is from Keystone Medical Media, a sub-entity of Keystone Content.