Practice tip of the week: Why physicians need more sleep

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Your weekly dose of wisdom from the Physicians Practice experts.

With all the useful information available on Physicians Practice, it is easy to become overwhelmed.

With this in mind, the tip of the week is a chance to reflect on some of the wisdom found all across the site. In a January 2021 article on why physicians need more sleep, Colin Zhu, DO writes the following:

“This year, you need more sleep. With the coronavirus dominating headlines and physicians always encouraging us to be physically active and eat healthy, it’s easy to forget the benefits of getting a good night’s sleep. Here are some best practices:

  • Keep the bedroom your sanctuary, reserving it for sleep and sex.
  • Prioritize your sleep and make a bedtime routine prior to midnight and stick to it.
  • Keep the room pitch dark and relatively cool.
  • Avoid eating and heavy exercise right before bed.
  • Limit coffee and other stimulants to the morning as opposed to later in the day.
  • Power down screen time before bedtime preferably one to two hours before bedtime.
  • If you need a nap, limit it to no more than 30 minutes.”

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