Having trouble sleeping at night during the coronavirus pandemic?
A recent study from the CDC found the pandemic is really taking a toll on Americans' mental health.
Dr Virginia, formerly of elite Neurology, says most of her patients already had at least some level of anxiety before Cove it. But in the past couple months, it's even more elevated between a lack of job security or just fearing the virus itself, Doctor Thornley says. We all have a lot on our plates, spending a lot more time counseling, trying to reassure patients so that they don't stress and go into panic, she says. There are plenty of natural ways to fight our anxiety and depression, like staying informed on the pandemic. Get that information. But don't dwell on it because it belies your mind will be racing and when it races that you black sleep. If you can't sleep, Doctor Thornley says, get out of bed, do some light activity around your house and then try to go back to sleep. Don't bring your worries to bed. Otherwise you associate your bed with anxiety and stress. The bedroom should be an area. Relax, ation and peace. And yes, that means limited to no screen time. You want to start winding down two hours before you go to bed, do something relaxing that makes you happy, like reading a book or drinking a cup of caffeine free tea patients here. This it sounds like common sense, but it sinks in, and then the next time I see them, they feel so much better, Doctor Thornley says. Focus on what you can control and try not to worry about problems that don't exist yet. Yes, we are in the midst of a pandemic. Yes, we need to have precautions, but there's an excess and you don't need to do that. You don't need to go there.