Because of the lack of a steady routine, erratic dinner, snacking on junk food, our sleep and diet patterns have gone for a toss for most of the people all through the lockdown. There could also be the anxiety and stress approximately working from home, day by day household chores and an endless pandemic lurking on the planet. “There’s no specific routine or sample that people are following, on a daily basis it’s different. You probably have been following a haphazard schedule for a couple of days then it might impact your sleep and diet cycle,” says Kavita Mungi, a Mumbai-based mental health counsellor.
Experts propose a couple of ways that can assist you bring your sleep and diet in keep watch over:
Follow a routine: Mungi advises, “Whether you’re sleeping at a specific time, then try to sleep at that time on a regular basis. whether you retain changing that, then your body will get perplexed and won’t realize what to follow. You will not be in a position to go to sleep immediately for more than a few reasons but what you’ll do is have a nice warm bath in the evening, meditate a little, perform a little yoga and listen to a few calming music before sleeping.”
Scrolling: Relentlessly browsing through your social media feeds before bedtime, Mungi says, isn’t a “good idea”.
Eat healthy: 29-year-old Risheek Raizada has been tempted to order food from outdoor all through the lockdown but he resists the urge. “My flatmate and I cook our own food. We try to receive vegetables and fruits whenever we go out for a grocery run. We have been trying to eat healthy,” he says.
Mungi says, “You generally tend to pick out up food from the refrigerator, which is in most cases junk. Late night binge eating could also impact your diet and sleep cycles.”
Work out often: Raizada says, “Working out for an hour or so results in exhaustion and might assist you to go to sleep.” Shivjeet Ghatge, CEO of StepSetGo, a fitness app, says, “We try to reward the basic form of exercise that is walking. We have challenges that assist you to earn coins. Doing it alone is no fun,so we have social competitions between you and your friends’ circle and circle of relatives.”
Manjari Keswani, a psychotherapist, based in Mumbai, says, anxiety and stress approximately the way forward for your job, the health of your loved ones and the general uncertainty of things, are maybe a couple of reasons why some people don’t seem to be in a position to go to sleep on time. She insists that “exercise is a should” as exhaustion could push you to sleep. She also suggests introspecting the triggers for your anxiety. “Whether it’s the news [that triggers you], then lower its consumption,” she concludes.
Watch actor Aahana Kumra and her elder sister Shivani Kumra do a home workout: