Wellness Post, 4/29/20, Sleep

Good morning all,

Is it a good morning? Maybe not if you aren’t a morning person. Or if you went to bed too late last night. Or if you woke up in the middle of the night and your mind was too busy to go right back to sleep. There are many, many reasons why people have trouble sleeping under normal circumstances and now with the stress that we are all experiencing due to the coronavirus, there are new reasons why some of us may be having trouble getting a good night’s rest. If you are reading this and shaking your head yes because you are one of these people – whether it’s because you are staying up too late watching Netflix,

reading the news before bed and getting too much light exposure, having trouble turning off your brain because you are stressed and worried, or taking naps during the day and therefore throwing off your whole sleep-wake cycle, then I highly recommend you check out the following sleep resources:

  1. Read this brief article by a sleep expert that does an excellent job of summarizing why some of us are having trouble sleeping, the side effects of poor sleep, and tips for how to improve sleep: How to Keep Coronavirus Worries from Disrupting Your Sleep
  2. Take the advice of our DA Sports Medicine team:

Let me know if you’d like to talk about your sleep routine and brainstorm potential interventions to help you get back on track. You are not alone! This meme really sums up my experience perfectly:

Be well and rested,

Mrs. Danser