The novel coronavirus disease has now infected more than 2.7 million people around the world and counting. So it’s more important than ever to ensure your body has everything it needs to fight off possible infection.
Establishing a regular sleep pattern is one of the easiest and most effective ways to support your body. One of the best ways to maintain a regular sleep pattern is to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. This puts your body into a repetitive rhythm that can improve both physical and mental health.
So why should you make an effort to maintain regular sleep patterns during the COVID-19 lockdown? Here are a few reasons why a good dose of shuteye is so important.
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Boost your immune system
Studies show that sleep has a direct impact on your immune system. Those who don’t get enough quality sleep are more likely to become sick after exposure to a virus. Healthy sleep patterns can also speed up the recovery process after contracting an infection. While it’s no substitute for social distancing and good hand hygiene, a good night’s sleep can bolster the immune system and help keep you as healthy as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wondering how to fix sleeping patterns? There are all kinds of reasons why sleep can be compromised, including traffic, snoring partners, barking dogs or noisy neighbours and members of your household. In these scenarios, a pair of noise erasing earplugs can work wonders.
Work well from home
For many people, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant an abrupt transition to working from home. Self-motivation is a significant part of working from home. Without a good night’s sleep, your focus can easily slip.
If you’ve transitioned to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, consider investing in a blackout eye mask to filter out any ambient light and snooze for longer. Maintaining a regular sleep schedule also helps you fall asleep faster and wake up more easily, ensuring you’re fresh and alert for a day of working from home.
Just welcomed a little one into the world? If your baby is disturbing your sleep patterns night after night, why not help them enjoy a deeper slumber with a White Noise Sound Machine? It creates soothing, comforting sounds that provide a peaceful environment for babies. Even adults can benefit from White Noise Sound Machines.
Wind down from a stressful day
Do you go to bed each night to find that your head is still running at full pace? You toss and turn and can’t get to sleep. You can’t switch off, but you know that it’s imperative that you do in order to rest your body and mind.
A Pillowsonic Pillow Speaker is the perfect natural and calming way for you to drift off to sleep. Pillowsonic allows you to listen to your favourite music, guided meditation, TED Talks or audio books. They’re also very comfortable to wear (not at all like trying to wear headphones or earbuds to bed) and will not disrupt your partner’s sleep.
Stressful times, such as the Coronavirus crisis, can make it much harder for us to switch off our minds and get a good night’s sleep. A distraction to help our brain turn off can really help ease your mind and body into a deep slumber.
Music is one of the best ways for our mind to go into neutral. It’s a great distraction for our brain because it redirects all of the thoughts that are causing us to stress and worry. It helps our body physically relax and our mind focus on something peaceful.
Ease stress and anxiety
The onset of a global COVID-19 pandemic has caused huge amounts of stress and anxiety. People around the world are naturally concerned for the health of themselves and their loved ones.
Normal sleep patterns are proven to ease stress levels and reduce cortisol to healthy levels. For some people, night sweats and hot flushes can be a serious barrier to enjoying a normal sleep pattern. If you ever wake up feeling hot and bothered, a moisture wicking nightie could be a worthwhile addition to your pyjama drawer.