Most of us have had to adapt our schedules these days but staying true to the routines that have long sustained us—sleep in particular—will help us now and in the future. Making sure we get enough sleep can be a challenge right now. There is way too much news to absorb, change is everywhere, and the things we depend on don’t feel as certain as they once did. Many of us are anxious and stressed out by it all. Sleep—the great restorer—is a more urgent need than ever before.
Sleep is essential to good health. A basic human drive, it ought to be something automatic and simple. Unfortunately, many of us struggle with getting good sleep on a regular basis. We no longer go to bed with the sun and rise with the birds. Artificial light and the pressures of the modern world have seen to that, but we still need the same kind of consistent, restorative sleep we evolved to get, especially when things are uncertain.