How to Sleep When Everything is Weird
April 02, 2020
Author: Shelly Weaver-Cather
In case your social media feeds, news apps, and coworkers haven’t reminded you in a few minutes—things are weird right now. What the world is experiencing is unprecedented, and in the face of uncertainty there’s one thing that’s almost guaranteed to suffer: your sleep.
It can feel impossible to shut your brain off at night. Or balance your nighttime sleep with your depression naps. Or get back to sleep when yet another thing you should have figured out pre-quarantine pops into your head.
Here are our best tips for trying to keep your sleep in order during a turbulent period.
What to do when you can’t fall asleep
This one is probably one of our most common problems right now—it’s hard to wind down and drift off when there’s so much information coming at us all day long. There are a few things you can do before bed to help ease your anxiety, shake the day off, and prep your body for restorative sleep.
Set a cut-off time
Whatever you do, don’t reach for your phone
Try a new trick
Rethink your bedtime
Your day affects your night, so planning ahead for better rest can be a game changer.
Set a bedtime
Lay off the coffee
Get a workout in