May is Better Sleep Month and since the pandemic, sleep has really taken a hit. In this Your Best Life, learn how poor sleep impacts health and how to sleep better.
TEMPLE, Texas — "The pandemic has affected people's sleep in a lot of ways." Dr. Carl Boethel, Division Chief of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Baylor Scott and White, said this last year hasn't been great for our sleep.
"I think that the stress associated with the pandemic did lead to some sleep disturbances and we saw an increased amount of insomnia," Dr. Boethel explained.
Kids, who had to switch to online school, saw their sleep routines disrupted. Dr. Boethel said that can affect their school performance, behavior and executive function, or the ability to know right from wrong. When it comes to adults, stress wreaked havoc on catching Z’s. And many of those poor sleeping habits …