The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has changed our daily lives. From working from home in pyjamas to looking after toddlers while on a video call, the 'new normal' sure is new, yet anything but normal. While it has been necessary, it has also been hard yakka for some.
Many of us have also come to realise how much we took our previous comforts and certainties for granted. And with their sudden loss, it's crucial to find other ways to unwind. While we might not be able to physically escape home as often as we’d like, a well-timed mental escape can be just as liberating.
A good night's sleep is perhaps the easiest mental escape you'll find and the most rewarding. It's not only a biological necessity but also a psychological one. You'll be amazed at how much it can reduce your anxiety while boosting your productivity.
As if you needed another reason to do nothing, here are some other things that may convince you to sleep more:
Now if there's anything as fun as soap in the eyes, it's sleep deprivation – except soap won't affect your work, health and relationships. While you're working from home during this time, we encourage you to work on your sleep too. However, just because you can sleep in doesn’t mean you should stay up late at night!
ResMed is a global leader in sleep technology that has its origins right here in Australia. Our goal is to provide people with the means to awaken their best and enjoy healthier lives by promoting good sleep habits and creating awareness for sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.
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HelpGuide. "Sleep Needs." Helpguideorg International, 11 May 2020. https://www.helpguide.org/articles/sleep/sleep-needs-get-the-sleep-you-need.htm
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