Pandemic Sleep Advice Straight From Sleep Researchers

In the age of coronavirus, sleep is more important — and more elusive — than ever. Sleep researchers are here to help.

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In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, we can’t afford not to sleep well right now.

Keep your body clock running on time

Aim to get the amount of sleep you need

Three in the morning is a terrible time to calm yourself down — your brain expects to be asleep at that time, not problem-solving!

Keep active to “earn” your sleep

Go easy on the booze

Attempt to manage your worries

Promote healthy sleep for your children

Take special care if you have sleep apnea

Dr. Sharkey is associate professor of Medicine and Psychiatry & Human Behavior and Assistant Dean for Women in Medicine & Science at Alpert Medical School.

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