We talk about insomnia and why it is not good for us. In the COVID world, we are not always sleeping so well due to stress with job, money, and family life. We are living at home 24/7 with not much reason to leave home unless it’s for the essential work, groceries, caregiving, medical appointments, and exercise. Even then we have a time limit for outings.
What is insomnia?
Insomnia is a sleep condition where your sleep is less than ideal for quite a few days. It could be where you wake up in the middle of the night all the time or you toss and turn a lot. It could be due to stress and anxiety, particularly around Covid19. Many people are stressed about their jobs and family and staying home all the time
We are supposed to have 7-9 hours of sleep time each night but not many people can achieve that all the time.
Why this is not good for us?
It would cause you more stress, weight gain, hormonal imbalance etc. This is partly the reason why iso weight gain happens. Its also partly to blame for the increase in domestic violence
What to do about this?
- talk to your doctor about some options. Don’t put off going to the doctor due to COVID19
- you might have to change your diet if that’s what causing the problem. Having too many heavy meals before bed is not good for you
- If you don’t do exercise start doing it. I find that this works for me to have a better night’s sleep
- Find some stress management techniques like mindfulness and yoga to do