Stress and anxiety during COVID-19
(COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for people and reactions including, feeling stressed, anxious, feeling disconnected from others, and difficulty concentrating or sleeping.
Anxiety is a feeling of worry and unease, it can affect people both emotionally and physically but it’s normal to experience anxiety occasionally in response to fearful or stressful situations. Stress and anxiety are not always bad if we did not experience some anxiety we might not be motivated to do things that we need to do. However, if stress and anxiety begin interfering with your daily life, it may indicate a more serious issue.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem and frequently connected to sleeping problems, make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night. People with anxiety disorders are inclined to have higher sleep reactivity. Sleeping difficulties have been found for people with various types of anxiety. Even after falling asleep, people may wake up with anxiety in the middle of the night. This can lead to sleep fragmentation, reducing both the quantity and quality of their sleep. It’s important to recognize the seriousness.
Explore stress management strategies, such as:
- Practicing relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, meditation, yoga, tai chi or massage.
- Keeping a sense of humor.
- Spending time with family and friends
- Setting aside time for hobbies, such as reading a book or listening to music.
- Take breaks from the news and social media.
- Getting enough sleep might use a kind of sleep drop or relax drop that can help to calm anxiety and get better sleep.
- Getting regular exercise.
- Scents can improve your sleep. Some scents promote relaxation that makes it easier to fall asleep by using an essential oils diffuser.
- Keeping a diary of your feelings.
- Eating a balanced, healthy diet (Fruits and vegetables are always good, and fish)