You are not stuck in never ending traffic. You are at home, working in your pajamas. You are at ease about eating whatever you want. You are spending time with family, watching your favorite shows. You have even polished few culinary skills. Life looks perfect for you during day. What about night? Are you sleeping alright? Are you waking up numerous times in night? Are you actually able to sleep peacefully? Most people would say no. And the answer is here, it’s Covid 19.
No, corona virus doesn’t cause insomnia. But a majority of people are complaining sleeplessness only after the pandemic hit. Psychiatrist are confidently pointing towards corona as the culprit. And it is not the virus that’s stealing your sleep. It is the fear of contracting infection that is leading to this.People are having discontinuous sleep. To make up for the loss of sleep during night, many sleep during day. This definitely will not help. Instead it may lead to further problems.
Unable to sleep, waking up multiple times during night and sleeping during day time are all welcoming factors of insomnia.Hence, psychiatrists advice some simple steps to follow. Firstly, workout in the morning. Never skip you exercises. Since most of the day is sedentary these days, sweating in workout tires your body. This will pull the cells to rest, to sleep.
Maintain a routine and abide by it even when at home. Avoid television or cell phone watching 30 mins before going to sleep. Concentrate on your breathing pattern while lying down. And relax all muscles of your body. Sleep will find its way into you. Let this pandemic not take away the regular health from us. Insomnia is a pathway to several health issues. So make sure you have a good night’s sleep.