Tired, aren’t you? Would it make you feel better to know you’re not alone?
Just a year ago we talked to Sarah Moe, Founder and CEO of Sleep Health Specialists about sleep deprivation and the toll it is taking on all of us. At the time we discovered the weird dichotomy of having more time at home (remote work, lockdowns, furloughs) with a decreasing amount of sleep. Somehow we keep getting worse at one of the three pillars of good health (diet and exercise being the other two) even though we’re wearing pajamas and sweatpants more than ever in human history.
Tara Haelle describes the new normal as “depleted.” Not necessarily exhausted or depressed, just tapped out of reserves as we deal with the uncertainty of the times. Pauline Boss, PhD. describes this as a result of dealing with “ambiguous loss”, trying to cope with a problem that has no clear foreseeable solution. It’s a loss, says Haelle, of our “surge capacity.” Dr. Michael Maddaus refers to this as our “Resilience Bank Account” – and it appears we are significantly NSF in that regard.
Now, after yet another year of uncertainty a lot of people feel pretty crappy. Luckily for all of us there are simple things we can do to stop that slide into the abyss.
Put your ears on and listen to a fun-filled hour of conversation and education as we discuss ambiguous loss, surge capacity, morning wood and K-Complexes.
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