Is The Covid-19 Crisis Giving You Nightmares?
The virus has obviously caused us more stress, social distancing, homeschooling, and that's just during the day. It's also been giving people nightmares. There's even a website called IDreamOfCovid.com that lets you submit your dreams and post the weirdest ones.
Here are some tips from experts to help relieve stress and get a good night's sleep . . .
1. Structure your day. When you stick to a routine, it keeps your body stay in sync with its circadian rhythm. And that alone helps you sleep better.
2. Keep your work and sleep spaces separate it helps your brain make the mental distinction between the two and hopefully, any work stress won't carry over into your dreams.
3. Skip those late-night "doomscrolling" sessions. That's the new term for when you can't stop scrolling through depressing news about the crisis, as a matter of fact, unplug from technology at least an hour before bed. The blue light from your phone or TV interferes with that, and makes your brain think it's still daytime.