Tips for Managing Insomnia and Sleep during COVID-19 – a Useful Guide
A common side effect of lockdowns and worry over COVID-19 is difficulty in getting the right quantity and quality of sleep. Increased home working has led to people losing touch with normal routines – not only work routines but bodily ones like eating and sleeping. Understandably, our bodies can become confused in the absence of the usual stimuli that tell us what time it is, how long it is till lunch, and when to switch off and hit the sack for a restful night’s sleep.
In response to this, we hunted around for information on good sleep hygiene in these uncertain and challenging times. One of the best guides we found is from howtosleep.co.uk, a website dedicated to the topic.
The guide shares comprehensive information such as:
- An in-depth look at insomnia: what causes it, the different kinds of insomnia, and its effects on health and wellbeing.
- Advice for managing insomnia effectively with stress management and relaxation techniques, proper diet and exercise, a good sleeping environment, CBT, and mindfulness meditation.
- How certain medications and treatments can affect sleep, the importance of routine for good sleep hygiene, and why you should keep a sleep journal.
- Links to other useful resources and websites to better understand and develop good sleeping habits.