The problem of not being able to sleep during these difficult times of the Corona epidemic has become an almost universal problem. In fact, the problem of not being able to sleep can be a symptom of various mental problems that increase during the epidemic.
Psychologists say people who get enough sleep suffer from relatively few mental problems. In other words, how you sleep can be an indicator of your mental health. So if you have difficulty sleeping or do not sleep at night, then of course you need to monitor your mental health.
Sleep, on the other hand, is just as vital for good health as food and exercise. A good night’s sleep enhances your memory, emotions, and overall health.
Many illnesses and problems are increased when people do not get enough good sleep on a regular basis. Heart disease, stroke, obesity, and dementia are just a few of them.
According to Dr. Marishka Brown, a sleep specialist at the National Institutes of Health, healthy sleep is about more than simply the number of hours spent in bed. She says, “Healthy sleep involves three essential elements.” “The first is the amount of sleep you receive. Another factor is sleep quality, which refers to how much restful and rejuvenating sleep you obtain. The final point is to maintain a regular sleep schedule.”
According to Dr. Kenneth Wright, Jr., a sleep researcher at the University of Colorado, sleep is used by everything from blood vessels to the immune system to heal itself.
He says, “There are some healing mechanisms in the body that occur mainly, or most efficiently, during sleep.” “Those processes will be disrupted if you don’t get enough sleep.”
If you realize that you are having trouble sleeping at night due to extra stress, then you need to identify your mental problems now and get rid of them in order to get enough sleep and live a healthy life.
Below are some strategies that will help reduce stress and other mental complications and get enough sleep at night.
Stop all screenings 30 minutes before going to bed.
Even though your mobile phone has eye protection mode, being in front of it while sleeping can be one of the main reasons why you can’t fall asleep. It relaxes your nerves and increases stress, which is why you don’t want to fall asleep.
So before getting ready for bed or about 30 minutes before going to bed, refrain from all kinds of screens including TV, mobile. This will eliminate a lot of your sleep problems.
Avoid foods rich in caffeine and sugar after lunch.
The problem may not be sleep deprivation, but the problem of not getting enough sleep may be due to this caffeine or sugar-rich food. These may help you to get rid of your morning laziness and mental exhaustion and make you feel refreshed.
But in the evening or at night, it will increase your mental instability and prevent your musculoskeletal system from going to rest. So avoid foods rich in caffeine and sugar after lunch to get a good night’s sleep
Avoid alcoholic beverages.
Alcoholic beverages can upset your balance. At the same time, it causes various physical and mental complications. So refrain from taking such drinks during this volatile time of the epidemic.
Do a variety of physical exercises, including body exercises.
At this time of the epidemic, we all have to live a life of house arrest. As a result, our level of physical exertion has come down a lot. And physical activity is essential for moderate sleep. So do as much physical work as possible with physical exercise from home. It will get moderate sleep.
In addition to this, before going to sleep, one should keep oneself free from all kinds of worries, anxieties, frustrations and emotionally distressing situations. If these mental complications can be kept free, it will be possible to ensure moderate sleep and healthy mental development.