A good night’s sleep is very important and not being able to get proper sleep can cause many issues. What are the factors that don’t allow us to sleep? Certainly, stress and anxiety are the man culprits that take away our peaceful sleep. Stress and anxiety can make getting a healthy amount of sleep each night more difficult.
Getting enough sleep is what is known as the key component of our physical and mental health. A good night’s sleep is paramount for the health of your brain and body.
However, as the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading, anxiety and worry come along with it, getting a healthy amount of quality sleep probably has not remained that easy as it used to be.
Here are a few helpful tips to help wind down and get a good night’s rest, even during these stressful and uncertain times.
1. Do Not Let Go Of Your Regular Routine
This pandemic has resulted in a lot of people experiencing major disruptions in their daily lives. While some are struggling to work from home, others have had to say goodbye to their jobs altogether. There are those too who have to juggle not only their own daily duties but manage their children as well who are at home till the schools reopen.
Whatever is happening around you, it is imperative that you hold on to a regular routine and get a proper good night’s sleep.
2. Don’t Not Over-Nap
With you being all day due to the lockdown, your bed may call out to you a little too much (looking all that comfy, I know !). You might want to give in every now and then too. But it is very important to understand that answering all those calls will only make you sleepier and groggier throughout the rest of your day. Try to avoid this distortion in your routine and make sure you are not napping excessively.
3. Maintain Your Workout Routine
Lockdown has all the gyms closed, I know. But there are plenty of ways you can still integrate workout into your daily routine. Believe me, it is as important as getting proper sleep. If you’ve got some open space anywhere in your house, make it your gym and get to work.
Be mindful enough to not do it around the time you are supposed to be sleeping. The adrenalin rush makes it harder for your body to relax and bed which will blow your sleep away.
4. Avoid Watching News All The Time
It is almost impossible to avoid coming across news about COVID-19, it’s everywhere. Everything will only add up to your stress make things harder for you. Taking in all of this is just another very easy way to fuel your anxiety and sleeplessness.
Be diligent in limiting how many times per day you check your phone, and for how long, to read news related to the pandemic. Do not stick to the news all the time.
If you feel like the news and anxiety are taking over you, you can talk to a professional at any time. Book yourself an online consultation and talk to a psychologist to overcome this issue.
5. Do Not Scroll Through Social Media At Bed Time
Social media is a very major cause of the stress we go through nowadays. The internet has proved to be an invaluable tool for communication and entertainment during a time in which people across the world have been forced to stay locked up. However, staring at a screen all day is not helpful when you’re trying to fall asleep.
A Word From Marham
Team Marham working tirelessly to provide you with an opportunity to talk to a doctor while staying at home. Help to stop the spread of this virus by staying home like a responsible citizen and encouraging others to stay home too. Call us at 03111222938 to book an online consultation.
It’ll be over before we know it inshAllah!
Stay Home Stay Safe! Let’s fight this together.
Javeria Adil Chughtai
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