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Are You Suffering From ‘COVID-Somnia?’

SoulAdvisor | 28 Feb 2021

During this time of unprecedented global disruption, many people are finding that getting sufficient sleep has become more elusive than ever. This is a concerning trend, since it is well-documented that sleep deprivation can cause a plethora of health problems, including a weakened immune response.

It is for this reason that clinical psychologist and sleep medicine specialist, Dr. Wendy M. Troxel, urges us to ensure that sleep sits high on our list of priorities.     

In an article written for Thrive Global, Dr. Troxel provides simple strategies to support sleep during turbulent times. As we continue to adapt to an ever-changing pandemic environment, Dr. Troxel explains that maintaining a regular sleep schedule and establishing daily habits are critical for promoting healthy sleep. Dr. Troxel’s recommendations include:

  • Setting regular sleep and wake times for you and your family 

  • Engaging in daily physical activity 

  • Getting outside for a daily dose of Vitamin D

  • Finding time to be social and connect with friends and family

In this article we are reminded that we share the collective goal of health and well-being for all. But this requires us to take care of our own health, first. Dr. Troxel encourages us to not only make small shifts in our daily habits, but to also approach each day with a healthy mindset. In doing so, we are giving our bodies the tools needed to thrive during difficult times.

References

Dr. Wendy M. Troxel | thriveglobal.com/authors

Why Prioritizing Sleep in the Time of Coronavirus Is So Important | thriveglobal.com

3 Ways For More Alignment In The COVID-19 Environment | SoulAdvisor

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