A guide to sleep better during the COVID-19 pandemic - Apollo Diagnostics
Dec 07, 2020
It has been a few months since the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc all across the world. Not only has impacted the economy but also affected the livelihood of millions,leaving many in a state of hopelessness. Public health actions, including social distancing have caused people to feel isolated & lonely. Because of this, many people developed depression & anxiety. Some haven’t been able to sleep peacefully.
Sleeping difficulties & disorders are known to take a toll on one’s health & well-being. It can impact your focus, energy & ability to function normally during the day. Not just that, it can make you moody, irritated & lower your immunity.
To overcome that, it’s important to calm down, change your sleeping habits & introduce changes in your current lifestyle. With a few effective tips enlisted below, you should be able to do all of that eventually get yourself a good night’s rest.
Tips for better sleep during the Covid-19 Pandemic
- Deal with the negativity
Though it’s equally important to stay updated about the current affairs during this crisis, make sure you don’t spend much and get involved in the prime bulletin. The news and media have a significant impact on altering one’s mood levels. It’s good to get updated just once in a day – but not all the time.
- Stay active in the day time
The more active you are in the morning, the easier it will be for you to sleep in the night. This is because you spend most of the day doingone or the other thing and feel exhausted by the end of the night. Doing regular exercises, household work, cleaning, or cooking, and washing – anything from keeping you engaged throughout the day, works well for better sleep . Along with this, make sure to avoid watching television or the news at night as it can impact your mind & lead to a distorted sleep.
- Schedule your days
If you used to wake up at 7 in the morning, try getting up at the same time, even during the lockdown days- also if you don’t have to go to work, or take your kids to school. If you maintain a regular timetable, your body will set its internal clock accordingly and optimize your sleep quality.
- Avoid using too much of smartphones
Now that you have no one to meet or any social gatherings to attend, it’s common to spend most of your smartphone watching Netflix, movies, playing games, chatting, video calling, etc. Too much use of smartphones during bedtime will hurt your sleep quality. Turn off screens at least one hour before bedtime and prepare your body and mind for sleep by listening to calming music, or an audiobook.
- Avoid the use of alcohol or caffeine close to bedtime
Drinking a coffee cup in the morning can keep you up throughout the day, but caffeine at night can have a reverse effect on sleep. Avoid drinking alcohol and caffeinated drinks before bedtime, as it can dramatically reduce the quality of your sleep.
While it’s common to experience stress & anxiety during such extraordinary times, it’s also important to look for ways to overcome these feelings. Make sure to follow the tips enlisted in the article & don’t forget to spend some time with yourself. By doing this, you will be able to be happy, stay positive & improve your quality of life.
And while you work on that, don’t forget to get yourself a check-up once in a while. Regular check-ups can keep you updated about your current health condition & find health problems before they start.
Backed by advanced technology & high qualified technicians, Apollo Diagnostics is committed to delivering trusted reports always. To receive a thorough check-up, you can avail our home collection services for free. Call 9205686687 to book an appointment and we will send our phlebotomists to collect the samples at your doorstep. The reports can be collected at our centre or delivered at home the very next day.
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