The unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted society on a global scale and upended the lives of countless people. On a daily basis, we see the effects of the novel coronavirus all around us: increased stress, difficulty getting our groceries, lost jobs, and feelings of isolation, just to name a few. Still, it can be difficult to understand how coronavirus may be affecting our health – even if we never contract the virus.
Here are some general tips to help get the sleep you need and improve your mental wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.
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The novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) has brought the world into uncharted waters. Whole countries are on lockdown, the economy has ground to a halt, and many people are afraid for themselves and their loved ones.
With such unprecedented changes coming on so quickly, it’s understandable that the importance of sleep is flying under the radar. But as we adjust to stay-at-home orders and try to remain healthy in a time of COVID-19, focusing on sleeping well offers tremendous benefits.
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The coronavirus outbreak that has devastated China and left the world scrambling for answers has also reinforced the important role sleep plays in building our immune systems.
In a nutshell: Making sure we consistently get a good night’s sleep is one of the best ways we can improve our immunity and defend against viruses and disease. Sleep is a natural immune booster.
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