Sleep patterns during current COVID-19 situations or when in stress:
Lately, a lot of calls are coming during the hours of mid night and early am. WHY?
People’s sleep habits have been messed up. So when they should be sleeping they are thinking. Because there are no distractions at night (during those times) their anxiety levels etc. increase causing more calls to happen.
Sleep and routine is so important for our mental health but with this pandemic those things are jeopardized, among other things.
People don’t realize how much this is affecting mental health. We need more credit then we get.
Payal Sud (Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW)