Anxiety caused by COVID-19 could affect sleep

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)–COVID-19 has symptoms of a common cold, but it can also have side-effects that can impact your sleep.

If COVID-19’s impact on family, or your job leaves you anxious late at night and impacts your sleep, it could leave you at a health risk.

According to health experts at Mayo Clinic Health System, lack of sleep could leave your immune system vulnerable to illnesses.

So if you’re having a hard time sleeping, it’s recommended you try to keep your sleep schedule consistent, waking up at the same time every day.

“This provides some structure and consistency for your brain, it affords your circadian rhythm a certain amount of light every day, it promotes good activity so that you have physical activity, mental activity, and it just helps build that sleep pressure for you that night,” said Ashley Sammann of Mayo Clinic Health System.

The recommended amount of sleep adults need is anywhere from 6-10 hours, but everyone has a personal specific sleep need.