Remembering Life Before COVID
Our bodies need sleep to rejuvenate and invigorate our daily lives. No one is happy when they are sleep deprived.
Research shows that sleep can improve your mood more than we often expect. Although we are busy in so many different ways with home based learning, teaching, and working, etc., there is no real reason why we should be sleep deprived. Now, more than ever, we should plan better sleeping habits by creating healthy sleep routines, which includes at least 7-9 hours of sleep. One may ask “who sleeps that many hours a day?” I am here to tell you that although I don't get a full 7-9 hours of sleep every night, that is usually what my body needs to feel good and balanced throughout my day.
I have to admit that ever since COVID hit, my sleep patterns have been interrupted. I believe it has to do with anxiety of the unknown. Not knowing when we will go back to work, school and our social lives does mess with our heads, consciously or unconsciously. In turn, I feel my brain does not take time to process the information or lack of information surrounding this new reality and by bed time I am still wired from all the things left unresolved from the day.
Review the Calm App* and use it for a few weeks to see how it helps or affects your sleeping habits. Calm was Apple’s “App of The Year” in 2017. After downloading it, I quickly found out why! The goal of Calm is to help you feel genuinely happier, improve sleep patterns, and reduce anxiety levels.
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