Covid has altered how organizations run, diminishing the need for physical locations of workspaces. The shift from in-house to remote working has led to substantial cost savings. However, the lack of routine has led to worsening life quality, especially due to poor sleep. Here are some tips to help you maintain good sleep while working remotely.
Working from home does not mean that you give up on your routine. Set a fixed time for getting up in the morning and going to bed. Keep your life organized and systematic by allotting time for every aspect, be it work, me-time, exercise, and sleep.
The worst you can do to yourself is making your bedroom your workspace. The bedroom should be only for sleep and not work. Make sure you designate a separate space for work. Ideally, it should be somewhere you could reach the daylight while minimizing distractions. It helps you concentrate well on work, making you work efficiently. A happy and satisfied person who performs well, and effectively utilizes time would not have problems with sleep while working remotely.
One of the biggest problems with remote working is social isolation. Social interaction is one of the basic human needs, the absence of which can lead to demotivation. That void leads to poor mental health and deteriorating sleep.
Allot some time for social interaction. Be it half an hour of zoom interaction with your friends, or some time out in the park with family, socializing is very important for a healthy mind.
Getting ample morning sunlight has a very soothing impact on the body. It strengthens bones and gives the energy to work productively all day long. Moreover, it works as an effective anti-depressant. All these benefits lead to a peaceful sleep at night.
We might not realize how detrimental the screen is to our health. Firstly, the blue rays it emits signal our brain that it is daytime and suppresses the sleep hormones. Secondly, if we continue checking emails or corresponding on work-related matters, we feel stressed and under pressure. On the contrary, we should have a relaxed and peaceful mind before sleep. For that purpose, it is important to disconnect from the screen and work at least two hours before bedtime.
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These were some ways to improve sleep while working remotely.