How the COVID pandemic is impacting sleep, health
For many people, an unfortunate consequence is the inability to sleep -- and that can have a serious impact on your health. Dr. Gary Trock, a sleep specialist at Beaumont Hospital, said stress can rob you of a good night’s sleep and the benefits sleep offers. And what should you do to get a better night’s sleep? “Healthy sleep for the average adult should be between seven and eight hours a night,” Trock said. We surveyed our Morning Report newsletter subscribers to learn more about sleep habits during the pandemic.
ClickOnDetroit pandemic sleep survey: View results here
We surveyed our Morning Report newsletter subscribers to learn more about sleep habits during the pandemic. Key takeaway: 43% of respondents said they are getting LESS sleep during the COVID pandemic. If this is you and you are not an Insider, please sign up here to receive more opportunities to participate in our surveys. 🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
‘COVID-somnia’ -- how pandemic impacts sleep, dreams
Sleep neurologists have dubbed it “COVID-somnia.”They’re seeing an increase in patients suffering from insomnia, sleep disturbances and the misuse of sleep medications. The pandemic is even impacting our dreams, and not for the better. More than half of them reported dreams that were pandemic-specific. Disrupted schedules, work stress, shifting family responsibilities and fears about the virus itself can all contribute. Sticking to a sleep schedule, getting regular exercise and time outdoors will help if you are struggling to get good sleep.