We’re all a bit paranoid about our health in this not-quite-posts-pandemic world. You’ve probably used hand sanitizer more in the past year than you have in your entire life before. We wash our hands more frequently now and we’re very in tune with what can be interpreted as the first symptoms of Covid. Everyone’s on the lookout for coughing, fever, and general cold symptoms. We’re also collectively on the lookout for fatigue and body aches. But how many of you are actually concerned about the quality of sleep?
We’re all aware of the fact that a person needs around 8 hours of sleep every day in order to function properly, so that’s the number we aim for. But apart from time spent in bed, the quality of sleep is what matters most. Some of us can function on less than 8 hours of sleep and feel fine and others spend 10 to 12 hours in bed and still wake up tired. So what’s up with that?