There’s no denying that COVID-19 is a serious and terrifying threat to all of loved ones, friends, and families, and the whole world. How do you take a lighter approach amidst the pandemic? How does anyone optimize sleep during a crisis? We have canceled spring break, can’t travel to the beach and the only place we get to travel too is the living room with the occasional stops to the dining room. How many more home improvement projects can you take on? We understand the restlessness and the frustration is real.
Do you feel like you’re getting less sleep while self-isolating and sheltering-in-place through COVID-19? Our sleep health can erode dramatically and without warning. Some of us may find ourselves going to bed later or waking earlier while others’ minds spin out of control for hours in the middle of the night.
Sleep is fundamental to your physical and mental well-being. Sleep is a period of rest, that fosters muscle growth, repairs cells, and fortifies your immune system. It can help your heart and blood vessels repair themselves while our brains are busy sorting and filing memories and improving our ability to learn the next day. But in times of stress and crisis, it can be a struggle to maintain a consistent sleep/wake routine.
So how much sleep do you need to stay healthy today and protect your long-term health?
Maintain Your Normal Sleep Schedule
For people working from home during the crisis, it can be tempting to push bedtime and wake times later and later. But maintaining a consistent sleep routine trains our bodies, which makes it easier to fall asleep, which is always better than tossing and turning for hours.
Your gym might be closed but there are an overabundance of workout routines available online now. From Yogato a full body 20-minute workout, there’s no excuse for not exercising while sheltering at home. But remember that exercise too close to bedtime can interfere with your ability to fall asleep.
Set Clear Work Boundaries
Working from home can topple your carefully balanced work/life schedule. Kitchens are for eating and bedrooms are for sleeping but if you’re spending your workday at home now instead of an office, it may be necessary to rethink your home. Even though it may only be temporary, try to keep work out of your bedroom.
However, your dealing with this pandemic, be sure to get your rest. Sleeping better will impact your daily life during this crisis and overall wellness. Try incorporating Siesta Sleepworks new tips into your stress free sleep routine, so you can find what works best for you. Your best night of rest may be right around the corner. For any mattress or pillow needs, visit us in Acton, MA.