06 April 2020 | Conseil du bien dormir
In a time of pandemic, a general state of emergency and increasing uncertainties, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted the daily life of Swiss people, even going so far as to affect the quality of their sleep. Some of the more vulnerable must remain confined to their homes and others are discovering teleworking, while redoubling their inventiveness to care for their dependent children. This confinement seems to be an opportunity to catch up on some missing sleep however, beware: sleeping more does not mean sleeping better. Lengthening our sleep periods too much may also finally lead to fatigue.
During these very unusual times, our external sleep synchronising elements are diminished. The rhythm of our days and our daytime habits have changed suddenly. We do less sport, we expose ourselves less to daylight, we snack more, while stress and anxiety are also on the increase. Yet we need more strength than ever! Here is some advice to not lose your footing and to maintain a certain discipline during this health crisis.