IT’S SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT CORONASOMNIA…

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Studies have shown that one in four people in the UK has experienced insomnia and other sleep disturbances since the start of the pandemic, (one in six pre-Covid).

The BBC writes that disrupted routines and ongoing uncertainty are contributing to a surge in insomnia. What can we do about it? There’s a problem: the ongoing coronavirus crisis has made getting a good night’s rest significantly harder. Some experts even have a term for it: ‘coronasomnia’ or ‘Covid-somnia’.

Sleep insufficiency – which many health authorities classify as less than seven hours a night – also affects your work; many studies have shown that it makes you more likely to make mistakes, wrecks your concentration, increases reaction times and affects your moods.

Our day by day schedules and conditions have been disturbed, making it difficult to watch out for our circadian rhythms. Ordinarily, our days race to a timetable of morning timers…

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