On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Fox 9 News interviewed experts regarding the stress and anxiety that many people are feeling as they adjust to day to day life during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the experts interviewed was board certified neurologist and sleep medicine doctor, Tacjana Friday, MD.
“I would encourage people to try to find some routine in their daytime, nighttime to try to help with their mental health and sleep patterns,” said Dr. Friday.
It’s also important to find ways to wind down in order to keep up with all we are dealing with in the day.
“I would encourage people the hour or two before bed [to use] relaxation techniques, reading, relaxing music, meditation sometimes even journaling can help relieve some of those worries,” said Dr. Friday.
Watch the video of the piece below, or read the story online on the Fox 9 News website:
Stressed? Experts share strategies for mental well-being amid pandemic
If you or a loved one are experience difficulty sleeping at night or excessive daytime sleepiness that may indicate a sleep issue, you can call 612-879-1500 to schedule an appointment with a one of Noran Neurological Clinic’s board certified Sleep Specialists. We understand that at this time routines have changed for many people, and it is very important to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to be sure that those who shouldn’t wait to see a neurologist don’t have to, many of our appointments are now offered as video visits using Telemedicine. Call us for more information at 612-879-1000,.